Cellulant Ongoing Employment Opportunities

Cellulant is Africa’s number one firm in the payments and transfers area, according to the FIntech Awards 2016. We are a PPISP (Payment Platform Infrastructure Service Provider) licenced by the CBN and guaranteed by the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

1). Group Head, Internal Audit

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full time

Department: Controllership

Report To: Board Audit Committee with a dotted line to the Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

  • The organisation is in search of an experienced professional to establish and lead its Internal Audit function.
  • The creation of this function at Cellulant presents a unique opportunity for a newcomer to build the department from the ground up.
  • This individual will assume a critical role in guaranteeing the reliability, accuracy, and integrity of the organisation’s management information systems, policies, plans, procedures, and records.
  • Their foremost objective will be to align these elements effectively with the organization’s intended goals.
  • In the capacity of the Head of Internal Audit, this individual will assume responsibility for supervising the performance and management of the internal audit function.
  • They will ensure rigorous adherence to financial standards, regulations, and statutory provisions while implementing appropriate financial controls.
  • This will facilitate the efficient, effective, and prudent allocation of the organisation’s resources.
  • The organisation is actively seeking a candidate who can embrace this role with a business-oriented mindset and a collegial approach.

Key Relationship Stakeholders:

  • Exco, Business Unit Heads and Finance and Treasury Operations

Core Responsibilities
As the Head of Internal Audit, your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of critical functions aimed at ensuring the organisation’s financial integrity and compliance. Here is a clarified and enhanced list of your key responsibilities and tasks at a senior leadership level:

  • Develop and Implement Audit Strategy: Develop a robust risk-based audit and compliance testing strategy to proactively identify and address potential risks and issues.
  • Annual Audit Planning: Take charge of developing and executing the company’s annual audit plan, ensuring it aligns with organisational objectives and emerging risks.
  • Internal Control Evaluation: Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of established internal controls to prevent and detect errors and irregularities, providing recommendations for improvements.
  • Compliance Assessment: Evaluate internal control systems to ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, regulations, contracts, and ethical business conduct.
  • Ad-Hoc Audits: Conduct ad-hoc audit reviews as needed, responding to areas flagged by management for investigation.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Coordinate the documentation of audit findings, prepare comprehensive audit reports, communicate audit issues to relevant stakeholders, and follow up on corrective actions to ensure timely resolution.
  • Audit Standards Adherence: Ensure that audits conform to professional standards and that financial statements align with applicable accounting standards regarding presentation and disclosures.
  • Strategic Advisory Role: Provide ongoing advice to management on accounting, reporting, control, and compliance matters, offering guidance to prevent costly errors and irregularities.
  • Fraud Prevention and Evaluation: Evaluate the adequacy of the organisation’s fraud prevention strategies, including a review of fraud control policies and procedures, and recommend enhancements as necessary.
  • Reporting: Prepare relevant reports related to the Internal Audit function’s activities, ensuring transparency and clarity in communication.
  • Board Reporting: Report periodically to the Board of Directors through the Board Audit and Compliance Committee, presenting audit results and offering recommendations in line with the internal audit charter and annual audit plan.
  • In this role, you will play a pivotal part in upholding the company’s financial integrity, managing risks, and promoting a culture of compliance, all while providing valuable strategic insights to support decision-making at the highest levels of the organisation.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
  • Professional certification such as ICAN, CPA, ACCA, CIA, or CISA

Must Have Experience:

  • Total of 10 years experience: minimum of 7 years working experience in an auditing role on both financial and IT/Technology controls audits is required and at least 3 years leadership experience totaling 10 years working experience.
  • Must have worked in a large system, corporate setting and have been exposed to best practise
  • Experience starting off an IA department from scratch in a high growth business
  • Cross border, multi-jurisdictional experience
  • Business Process improvement experience and change implementation and enablement experience
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Experience that will count in your favor:

  • Fintech/Financial services Industry experience
  • Experience within technology firms

Nice To Have Experience:

  • Implementing change at large scale
  • Automation and process improvement experience


  • Broad audit and audit practice knowledge and expertise
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Business/Commercial acumen
  • The ability to evaluate options and provide sound practical solutions
  • Awareness of market forces, politics and economics, and their relation to changing laws and regulations
  • The ability to provide practical commercial legal advice to stakeholders and non-legal personnel
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with those at all levels
  • Ability to delegate  tasks to team members and the confidence to provide senior management with audit recommendation  and corrective actions
  • The ability to manage risk effectively
  • Negotiation skills
  • An integral and discretionary approach

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Good judgement  and Gravitas
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and French at business level, will be an added advantage
  • The ability to listen, learn and be open-minded
  • Passionate about well-done teamwork
  • Able to influence
  • Honest and responsible
  • Advanced sense of leadership and team spirit
  • Positive interpersonal relationships.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.




2). Principal, Legal

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Full time
Department: Compliance

Job Description

  • The role is to support the Head of Legal to create a culture of compliance by ensuring management is updated on new laws, regulations, and applicability and by ensuring that all staff, agents, and dealers embrace the rigors of compliance.

Key Relationships and Stakeholders:

  • Business, Product, Technology, Regulators, External Legal Counsel, Company Secretaries, and other counterparties.

Core Responsibilities

  • Understand and advise the business on various laws, regulations, and standards in various jurisdictions of business operation including international pronouncements that affect the business
  • Help with the interpretation of laws and regulations to help the business design appropriate programs for compliance.
  • Support and implement key legal and compliance processes that relate to legal drafting, negotiations, and review of commercial and other agreements.
  • Review and provide advice to the business on matters concerning licensing, approvals and registration required for the operation of the business
  • Prepare and defend the business interests in commercial contracts and in a court of law or other dispute resolution forum whenever required.
  • Educate the members of staff and leadership of Cellulant on the implications of laws and regulations and risk of non-compliance.
  • Help the business understand the risks and opportunities in new and upcoming laws and regulations.
  • Oversee delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state, federal, regional governmental and international bodies to ensure Cellulant is up to date with the changing regulatory environment
  • Advise the business on an ad hoc basis on legal matters e.g., Employment matters.

Qualifications & Experience
Must have experience:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with 4 – 6  years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues/problems in management areas, recommend and implement solutions.
  • Ability to manage office functions economically and efficiently.
  • Good interpersonal relations and communications.
  • Business experience is an added advantage.
  • Displays excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Has the ability to evaluate and weigh all legal aspects and/or situations, and be able to provide sound solutions, with the aim of protecting the legal rights of the business.

Experience that will count in your favor:

  • Experience working in a FinTech, insurance or financial institution.
  • Strong business acumen.

Nice to have Experience:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle tasks at a given time
  • Problem- solving.
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  • Leadership skills, Presentation skills, Interpersonal skills, and Analytical skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity, Good Judgement, Team Player.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.



3). Analyst, Information Security/SOC Nigeria

Location: Nigeria
Employment type: Full-time

Job Description

  • As an Information Security/SOC Analyst you will be responsible for real-time monitoring of the organization’s information assets with an objective to promptly identify and thwart likely or/and ongoing cybersecurity incidents or attacks.
  • You will collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure that preventive and detective controls targeted at minimizing the likelihood of a successful breach on the organization’s infrastructure are put in place.

Core Responsibilities
The role holder would be responsible for the following:

  • Monitors and analyses network traffic leveraging on security tools implemented within the organization
  • Carries out Vulnerability Assessment on the infrastructure
  • Engages with stakeholders on the resolution of security incidents
  • Identifies indicators of compromises-IoCs and indicators of attacks-IoAs on the network
  • Analyses IoCs and IoAs, and coordinate closure of identified risks as the need arises
  • Recommends controls to address identified weaknesses on the network
  • Support the organization security certification program by ensuring that Security Monitoring Requirements relevant to each standard are met
  • Identifies all relevant log sources and ensure collection of logs from the relevant log sources
  • Specifies security requirements for provisioning of new assets on the network
  • Carries out security review on information assets such as Databases and Firewalls
  • Provides supports for the optimization of security configurations on assets such as WAFs, Network Firewalls, Emails e.t.c
  • Manages security configuration setups and optimization on security tools such EDRs, SIEM, SAST and DAST tools e.t.c
  • Coordinates monitoring and reporting activities with other SOC Analyst
  • Coordinates and manages security incident management process.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Degree in a Computer Science or Computer Engineering or other relevant courses
  • Relevant certifications: CompTIA Security +, CompTIA CySA+, EC-Council Certified SOC Analysts and EC-Council CEH

Must have experience:

  • Over 3 years’ experience as a SOC Analyst, preferably with experience within the financial sector
  • Have sound understanding of threats and vulnerability management
  • Have a sound understanding of the workings of the following Operation Systems: Windows, MacOs and Linux (multiple flavors of Linux)
  • Have a sound understanding of network architectures and communication protocols
  • Have sound understanding of Risk and Incident Management
  • Have a good understanding of basic network communications within an IT Infrastructure
  • Experience with Cloud Infrastructure security and security of a hybrid infrastructure

Nice to-have experience:

  • Good understanding of Cloud Infrastructure and workings of a hybrid environment
  • Good understanding of security standard requirements such as ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS
  • Team management – should have managed a team


  • Efficient in the use of security tools such as SIEM – previous experience with Splunk preferred
  • Be an efficient communicator with capabilities to communicate complex technical situation in simpler forms to different stakeholders
  • Good analytical skills and reporting skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Good and effective communicator
  • Be inquisitive and have an eye for system anomalies
  • Good distraction management skills
  • Good Time Management skills
  • Good Team Management/Collaboration skills.

Deadline: Not Specified.

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