Senior Auditor, IT (Digital Processes)

ADNOC - Distribution

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 12 Mar 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Job Purpose

Perform assigned audit engagements, from start to finish in the domain of Digital Process & Integrated Audits, inclusive of preplanning, wrap up activities ensuring application of risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered, and identify any potential issues within ADNOC and Group Companies.

Contribute in the capacity of SME, in the periodic Risk Assessments and development of the Risk-Based Work Plans focusing on Digital Process and Integrated risks within ADNOC and Group Companies.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

Professional Ethics

Assist in initiating/promoting the establishment and continuous improvement of the Corporate Governance Framework, including Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Code of Conduct, Ethics, and Values.

Internal Audit Plan

Develop the audit universe to ensure it covers Digital Process and Integrated risks in algin with the other D&T risk area like (OT, and Digital governance, applications, network and infrastructure, cyber security, emerging technology, and building management systems) that could affect the ADNOC Business operations.
Review and update the D&T audit universe specifically for Digital process.
Audit Execution

Perform audits, advisory engagements, and other influencing activities in highly technical areas of current/emerging technologies within ADNOC and Group Companies.
Develop a detailed audit program / Risk & Control Matrix (RCM) for the assigned audit, including the objectives, potential risk, key controls, audit procedures, and the use of audit techniques and tools to evaluate governance, risks, and controls processes, and submit audit program to the management for review and approval.
Audit Reports

Prepare an audit report with a conclusion, expressing professional opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control systems, and the efficiency with which activities are carried out. Recommend improvement options to rectify reported deficiencies for Department Manager's review.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

- Assist the Secretary of the Audit Committee in arranging Audit Committee meetings, preparing the agenda and minutes of meetings (MOMs), and reporting on Corporate Governance Framework, General Controls, and other related issues as prescribed in the Audit Committee Charter within ADNOC and Group Companies.
- Assist in the periodic reporting to the Audit Committee and Senior Management on Technology audit activities, performance, significant risk exposures, controls/governance issues, and other related matters within ADNOC and Group Companies within ADNOC and Group Companies.
- Conduct workshops or presentations to create awareness about IA function and demonstrate value addition across the ADNOC.

IA Charter and Technology Audit Methodology/Procedures. Provide assistance in the establishment of the Group Audit Committees/IA functions and related governance when assigned.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 3)

Generic Accountabilities

- Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
-Mentor and developed the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
-Plan and supervise AGCs auditors on relevant skills and enable them to fulfil the audit execution of respective technology.
-Evaluate the performance and capabilities of the auditors in AHQ and Group.
-Oversee and manage the Guest Auditor program to ensure successful delivery of the audit scope and objectives.

- Provide input for the preparation of the Function / Department / Section budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver Department objectives.
-Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
- Implement approved Function/ Department/ Section policies, processes, systems, standards, and procedures in order to support the execution of the work programs in line with Company and International standards.

Performance Management
- Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives in line with the Company Performance framework.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
-Implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
-Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with best industry standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
- Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures, controls, applicable legislation, and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices, and the ADNOC Code of Practices.
-Provide inputs to prepare MIS and progress reports for Company Manag

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

-Regular contacts with operational level management within all BLDs within ADNOC and Group Companies.
-Frequent contacts within ADNOC and Group Companies at all levels of Management up to SVPs/Directors with respect to audit programs, the conduct of the audits, audit reports, findings, and recommendations.
-Regular contacts with Management within the assigned ADNOC Group Companies up to Manager level with regards to the Group Company audits.
-Regular contacts with ADNOC Group Companies with respect to knowledge sharing of standards, frameworks, methodologies, policies, and processes across ADNOC and Group Companies.
-Participate in technology risk awareness presentations to senior management, including Group Companies' management and Audit Committees

External Communications & Working Relationships

- Occasional Contacts with Internal Audit Service Provider(s) to coordinate audit activities, when required.
- Occasional Contacts, as required, with Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) regarding government audits when required.
- Occasional Contacts with ADNOC External Auditors and other assurance providers to ensure adequate audit coverage and minimize duplicate efforts when assigned.


Minimum Qualification

Minimum Qualification
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related Technology discipline, or equivalent discipline.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills
- 8-10 years of relevant experience in D&T or IT internal auditing, with varied experience in oil and gas operations and their inherent challenges/risks in the context of corporate function.
- In-depth knowledge of International Professional Practices Framework for IT Assurance/IT Assurance Framework (ITAF) and other related frameworks/standards (e.g. COBIT, NIST, ITIL, ISO27000,) and their interpretation/ application to IS/IT auditing practice.
- Experience in managing and tracking time for different Internal Audit-related activities.

Professional Certifications

Professional Certifications
- IT audit certification, CISA, is mandatory or willing to obtain within one year of joining
- Other related certifications (CISM, CFE, COBIT, NIST, ITIL, ISO27001, ISO20000, ISO22301etc.) are preferred.
- Technical certifications (CCNA, MCSA, AWS etc.) are desirable.


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