Senior Manager- Internal Audit

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Accounting/Banking/Finance Jobs

5-10 Years

Full Time

Job Description

Job Purpose

Objectively and independently plans and conducts operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in line with the IIA standards. Review compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations. Make value adding recommendations to senior management and the Board Audit Committee (“BAC”) to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems and assist the company in achieving its strategic objectives. Perform special investigations as requested.

Key Accountabilities

Planning & Organization

  • Supervise, guide and lead direct reports to ensure meeting personal and department objectives.
  • Perform risk assessment to identify the Company’s risk exposure and mitigating controls already in place.
  • Prepare/update the risk registers for each auditable entity and assist in preparing the internal audit strategic plan.
  • Perform risk based financial, compliance and operational audits set out in the annual audit plan;
  • Test the existing controls in place, identify control gaps and recommend action plan to address the risks where controls are weak;
  • Prepare system notes for businesses processes under review.
  • Prepare audit programs and detailed audit work papers incorporating test schedules, observations, and audit conclusions; and ensure all work papers contain sufficient supporting documentation and have been properly referenced.
  • Conduct exit meetings with process owners and ensure accuracy of observations.
  • Review and draft Internal Audit Reports.
  • Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with Company Policies and Procedures and that transactions reflected in the accounting records are in accordance with the International Accounting Standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the Quality Assurance checklists and that working papers are complete and serve as a stand-alone reference to support audit findings.
  • Ensure that all audit assignments are properly documented on Auto Audit.
  • Assist in preparing the Board Audit Committee Pack.
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure the success of the audit synchronization plan.

Job Requirement

Qualifications, experience, skills and competencies

Education requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting.
  • Certification as a CIA, CPA, or Chartered Accountant

Experience required:


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in an internal audit function or risk Management.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in handling team and managing multiple audits


Skills & Competencies:

  • Proficiencies in International Audit Standards established by IIA & IFRS
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Excellence inter-personal and communication skills
  • Independent, self-driven and pro-active attitude.
  • Very Good knowledge of computerized accounting and audit analysis tools.

Posted on 2017-05-27 08:05:22