Senior Information Systems Control Officer at Interswitch Group

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Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Information Systems Control Officer

Location: Lagos
Department: Risk Management Group
Job Type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • To assess and monitor the effectiveness of Information Systems and Cybersecurity controls.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct periodic control assessment of Interswitch technology processes including resources and provide assurance on their adequacy and effectiveness
  • Review as part of Information Systems control assessments, established procedures, systems, infrastructure and propose improvements
  • Prepare and present quality reports of Internal control findings and recommendations to Management
  • Provide periodic reports to Team Lead, Information Systems Control on the status of the internal control plan, and other related activities
  • Conduct follow-ups on control owners to ensure prompt implementation of recommended controls
  • Prepare periodic progress report vis-à-vis the annual Internal Control plan and/or investigations during departmental meetings
  • Conduct quarterly cyber vulnerability assurance
  • Assist in investigations relating to technology and cyber fraud
  • Ensure that significant legislative or regulatory issues impacting Interswitch are recognized and addressed appropriately
  • Assess and monitor the reliability and security of Interswitch technology systems and its operations
  • Prepare Adhoc, monthly and quarterly Internal Control reports to Group Chief Risk Officer, Group Managing Director and Audit Risk Committee
  • Conduct continuous research on technology trends, risks and mitigation strategies

Academic / Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP, CEH, CFE are highly desirable and an added advantage


  • Excellent knowledge of banking/financial business operations attained through at least 5 years of progressive work experience with a focus on technology audit and/or control
  • Excellent understanding COSO, ISACA, IIA and ISO standards including the ability to fully comply with these standards
  • Ability to supervise other control officers to follow sound internal control practices and to manage risks appropriately
  • Be adaptable and able to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and to work with all types of individuals up to Senior and Executive Management
  • Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and able to quickly grasp the big picture.

Application Closing Date
16th September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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