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Assistant Manager - Audit & Compliance

Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, the Senior Auditor is primarily responsible for the delivery of audit assignments throughout the Group’s various business activities both in Kuwait and overseas. This includes, inter alia, the administration of the audit assignment from beginning to end, including report preparation and finalization, in accordance with departmental procedures.  The post holder should always represent the department in a professional manner , abide by professional standards as laid down by the IIA, and seek every opportunity follow the principles articulated in the department’s vision and objectives.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Independently manage audit fieldwork and supervise team of junior staff for assurance related engagements.
  • The preparation of working papers in accordance with departmental procedures and best practice.
  • Liaison with Audit Managers/Senior Audit Manager on a periodic basis regarding the status of audits in progress
  • Guiding auditors or secondees effectively and efficiently and ensuring that they feel well supported throughout the process.
  • Preparing the draft audit reports for Manager’s/Senior Manager’s review.
  • Agreeing all findings, factual content, context and agreed actions to be taken.
  • Supporting special investigations as required including those related to theft or suspected fraud.
  • Participating in companywide risk assessments used to prepare the annual plan.
  • Influencing the strengthening of business process and controls through the sharing of best practice.

 

Skills, knowledge & experience required

 

  • Graduate in Accounting, Finance, Psychology, Sociology or Criminology or a qualified accountant such as CPA, CA, CMA or ACCA
  • Certifications such as CIA, CISA, or CFE will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with 3 years of accounting, finance, external or internal audit experience
  • Some line responsibility or project management experience
  • Knowledge of Arabic is preferable
  • Proficient with recognized standards such as International Professional Practices and Competency Framework for Internal Audit Activity, COSO, COBIT, etc.
  • Internal Control theory and practice
  • Risk assessment methodologies and mitigation techniques
  • COBIT and other Computer Audit methodologies
  • COSO