Lead Internal Auditor

Date: 14 Jul 2024

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Job Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Manager – Internal Audit, the incumbent is responsible for performing governance, risk management, and controls assurance and review’s related activities at Alghanim Industries’ Business Units and other engagements as may be directed by the Internal Audit Management. In performing the reviews and assurance activities, the role holder will follow guidance from the Internal Audit Management and the testing procedures in the Group Internal Audit Department’s control framework in engagement planning and execution (working papers preparation, documentation of findings, and analysis of information from relevant Finance and Operations Units and past Internal Audit and Investigation reports). Under the supervision of the Sr. Manager – Internal Audit, the incumbent will also undertake statutory compliance audits and fraud investigations as may be needed. The role holder will be expected to always represent the department in a professional manner, abide by professional standards and the code of ethics as laid down by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and seek every opportunity follow the principles articulated in the department’s vision, objectives, operating manual (procedures), and Alghanim Industries’ code of conduct.

Job Responsibilities

•    In consultation with the Internal Audit Management, design test plans and independently perform substantive audit procedures as per defined test plan.
•    Deliver engagements including the mandatory statutory compliance audits with minimal supervision.
•    Prepare working papers in accordance with departmental procedures and best practice.
•    Prepare clear and concise audit, statutory compliance, and investigations reports to articulate engagement findings.
•    Perform special audits, including the investigations of suspected incidents of fraud.
•    Provide support in companywide risk assessments activities for the preparation of the annual audit plan. 

Candidate Requirements

Preferred Education & Experience:
•    Graduate in Accounting, Finance, Psychology, Sociology or Criminology.
•    Must have completed the Certified Internal Auditor Certification
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience within internal audit.
•    Experience in retail industry is preferred. 
•    Some line responsibility or project management experience will be an added advantage.
•    Knowledge of local language is preferable.

Technical Knowledge:
•    Proficient with recognised standards such as International Professional Practices and Competency Framework for Internal Audit Activity, International Financial Reporting Standards, etc.
•    Knowledge of relevant accounting standards
•    Internal control theory and practice
•    Risk assessment methodologies and mitigation techniques
•    COBIT and other Computer Audit methodologies
•    COSO