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IT Audit - Senior Associate


Muscat, Oman

Ref: HP639-2915

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Assurance - Risk - IT Audit - Senior Associate - Oman

Line of Service


Management Level
Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary
A career in our Risk practice, within Assurance line of service, will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. We assist clients in understanding and challenging their current risk profiles and develop strategies to build digital confidence by embracing opportunities to stay competitive through building trust and resilience into their technology systems.

Our team helps organizations analyze and assess the security environment and application of our client's information technology systems. You'll help develop strategies to increase the reliability of system outputs, enhancing systems security and integrity, and developing strategies for ongoing maintenance.
As a Senior Associate, you will work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• You will be required to report to the Manager and above, and will proactively assist in management of several clients, as well as delivery on IT internal audit and advisory engagements.
• A key part of delivery will be the execution of the IT audits.
• Conducting full cycle IT risk and control assessments (planning through to execution)
• Leading engagements covering the information security frameworks such as ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST, CIS, SOC 2, and COSO.
• Perform IT governance and management control reviews including controls around IT/ERP systems and IT security.
• Perform IT general controls and applications controls reviews for a variety of clients.
• Conducting cyber security reviews and maturity assessment.
• Advising client on IT practices and standards, infrastructure-related risks and controls in the areas of information security.
• Execute and document audit procedures and conclude on the results of testing.
• Identify and communicate IT audit findings to senior management of the clients.
• Prepare audit programs and work papers, and draft IT audit reports.
• Supervise IT audit associates and other team members working on assigned engagements
• You will be required to train and lead associates on the engagements and contribute to the development of your own and team's technical and digital acumen.
• Help identify process improvement opportunities for clients.
• Maintain positive working relationships with clients and seek to add value to the engagements
• Participate in mentoring relationships among the staff.
• The role also requires that the candidate is able to collaborate with colleagues across different competences within Risk to bring our clients high value solutions.
• Working with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate; and, keeping up to date with current trends from the region and from across the world.
• Keep up to date with technology trends.
• Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients.
• Continue to develop internal relationships and PwC brand.


• The candidate will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. They will be able to work independently and as part of a team with a fast pace and a high energy that will translate into a high-quality output.
• Years of Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience in IT Risk Assurance, internal audit reviews of IT risks and controls, preferably within a professional services environment. Big 4 experience is preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with IT processes, business applications, network and operating systems at a level necessary to assess the risks associated with IT as they relate to supporting business processes.
• Demonstrates intermediate/advanced knowledge of providing services relating to controls around financial reporting, compliance, and operational processes, such as IT management controls and business processes.
• Candidate with middle east based client experience in the following areas will be preferred [SAP Basis, OS and DB reviews, application controls testing, network and security reviews, VAPT, cybersecurity audit, technology governance reviews and maturity assessments, IT security reviews including VAPT, business continuity and disaster recovery].
• Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Systems Auditing, or Computer Engineering, from a reputable university.
• CISA is mandatory for the candidate to perform the role.
• The following qualification(s)/certifications are preferable and beneficial for the candidate to perform the role [PMP, CISM, CISSP, CISM, Cobit, ITIL, CeH etc.].
• Good understanding of the risk and controls related to cloud solution platforms (i.e. PaaS, SaaS and IaaS) with a perspective on leading practices.
• Excellent organizational skills, having the ability to prioritize workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
• Language Skills: Bilingual (English and Arabic) with excellent communication skills (verbal and written) is mandatory.
• The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.
• Foundational understanding of ERP environments (for example Oracle, SAP, Dynamics) would be a plus.
• Prior working experience with an audit firm in similar role will be preferred.

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

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