Knowledge / Qualifications / Experience
2. JOB PURPOSE:
To lead and implement a comprehensive approach for internal audit and provide an independent and objective reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, controls, governance processes, and the degree of compliance with prescribed policies and procedures, to ensure its conformance with the statutory and corporate governance norms and make recommendations to safeguard the company’s interests.
4. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Internal Audit Plan and Execution
Develop and execute long-term audit plans by identifying audit areas, reviewing the risk register, and estimating resource requirements to incorporate audit of all departments and sections within company consistent with business and management needs, to provide an independent review and assessment of degree of compliance and adequacy of company policies and procedures.
Direct the development of detailed audit assignments including the methodology, process and resources needed to carry out the audit assignment with a view to ensuring the systematic and efficient conduct of the assignment.
Oversee and lead the execution of the audit engagements at headquarters and on-site locations, ensuring proper coverage and application of auditing principles and practices within agreed timeframe.
Oversee and lead the process of selecting and hiring external support for the execution of internal audit plans.
Review procedures and records for their adequacy to accomplish intended objectives, and appraise policies and plans relating to the activity of other departments.
Conduct follow-up audits to ensure that recommendations/regulations are adhered to and best practices are being followed.
Presentation and Findings
Oversee the development of audit engagements and audit findings reports, ensuring accuracy, completeness and validity of issues identified.
Report audit observations and conclusions objectively and accurately in order to enhance the value of the audit process through continuous improvement and corrective actions.
Assist the process owners in evolving suitable corrective / preventive actions based on the audit reports and verify the implementation effectiveness.
Liaison with other Auditors
Apprise the external auditors about the key findings of internal audit in order to support the external audit with complementary advice.
Coordinate and interact with external auditors, shareholders’ auditors, state auditors, and professional bodies as needed to maintain efficient relationships and protect company’s interests.
Oversee the implementation of crucial or ad-hoc audits whenever necessary, e.g., investigations of alleged financial mismanagement, conflict of interest, loss of assets or other irregularities, so as to provide high level of vigilance to the company and insight to senior management.
Strategy Development and Implementation
Develop and direct the implementation of the department strategy ensuring alignment to divisional strategy, vision, mission, and corporate objectives.
Ensure that department strategy and related strategic plans are developed and implemented, which are aligned with the vision and mission of the organization.
Ensure the provision of subject matter expertise for the assigned domain and provide counsel to Qatar leadership on all related areas to facilitate the achievement of Qatar’s strategy and divisional strategies.
Manage the effective achievement of departmental objectives through effective leadership and by setting of individual objectives, managing performance, developing, and motivating team to maximize performance.
Lead the talent development initiatives for the assigned department, collaborating with discipline experts and thereby ensure the availability of talent to fit business requirements.
Budgeting and Financial Performance
Review the consolidation and recommend the department budget and monitor financial performance versus the budget so that the business is aware of anticipated costs/revenues, areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified, and potential areas of cost reduction or performance improvement opportunities are capitalized upon.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
Develop and lead the implementation of Internal Audit department policies, systems, processes, procedures, and controls covering all areas of assigned functional so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service in a consistent manner.
Lead the management of change through continuous improvement of department systems, processes and practices taking into account global standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans.
Ensure that all department reports are prepared timely and accurately and meet Qatar requirements, policies and quality standards.
The job holder may be required to undertake additional duties, which may be reasonably expected and forms part of the function of the job.
7. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent certifications
Master’s degree is preferred
10 years of experience in corporate internal audit or public accounting firm involved in operational / financial audits
Any previous internal audit experience in a similar role and industry in GCC is highly desirable
Experience from Big4 is preferred
Job-Specific Skills (Generic / Technical):
Proficiency in English & Arabic
Excellent knowledge of audit standards, techniques, regulations, and methodologies
Analytical and conceptual thinking skills
Excellent communication (oral & verbal) and presentation skills
High on integrity and conscientious
Interested candidates may share their updated resume with subject line to – [email protected]
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