Group Director of Internal Audit

Robert Half


Ref: HP341-479

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

GDIA also has a proactive role in enterprise risk management and business process improvements at the company, through involvement in special projects and other ad-hoc reviews directed by the Board/ its approved representative body or requested by senior management.

* Prepare IA department budget and resource plan, periodically monitoring actual cost vs. budgeted figures.
* Maintains coordinative and consultative relations with other departments of Operations Affairs and Commercial & Marketing Affairs for smooth operation, quality issues, safety, availability of units and sales matters.
* The risk-based internal audit plan detailing the scope, nature and timing of audit activities to cover all the key activities of the company, identify audit priorities and resource required for the year. Updates to the IA strategy shall be documented in the annual audit plan. IA strategy to be submitted to the Board of Directors/ or it's approved representative body for approval.
* Prepare a comprehensive risk-assessment of the Group's business units and other auditable areas, gathering inputs from the IA team and the company stakeholders. Risk assessment results will be the ebasis for preparing the IA Strategy and prioritizing audit engagements for the year. The audit plan is to be developed within the dept. or by the outsourced IA service provider.
* Draft, develop and update the internal audit charter in line with internal auditing standards.
* Plan and manage audit engagements, define the scope, objectives and timelines. Audits to be completed based on agreed timeline.
* Ensure that audit programs, reflect key risks and clear understanding of business operations, departmental/ process goals and objectives.
* Manage and perform audits as per Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards and guidelines, review the work of audit staff assigned to the audit engagement, and ensure that deliverables are completed on time and within the budget.
* Prepare presentations to report audit results to the Board of Directors.
* Ensure that a proper system is in place for the maintenance of internal audit working papers, IA memos, administrative records and other internal communications as per records management and IIA working paper standards.
* Prepare a quarterly progress report of internal audit activities to the company Board of Directors for their information and review. Progress report may include the following: planned audits, investigations, risk advisory work and any other ad-hoc reviews requested by the company Management.
* Meet with the Board of Directors or BARC or its authorized representative body, on a quarterly basis to present audit results, or schedule special meetings to raise significant issues, which require the Board's immediate attention.
* Ensure final reports are issued with all recommendations agreed and accepted by the audited individual/group. Differing viewpoints if any are to be reflected in a balanced manner.
* Manage the IA head count, recruiting and deploying resources as required, to ensure the department budget is balanced and the right mix of skills and strengths are being leveraged as effectively as possible.
* Provide guidance and motivation to junior staff and share knowledge with team members, through coaching/ counselling.
* Prepare the development / training plan for IA Department. The training plan to ensure addressing the performance gaps and professional development needs of each IA team member.


* Arabic speaking is a must
* Professional accounting qualification (CA/ ACCA/ CPA) and / or professional auditing qualification such as (CIA/ CISA)
* At least 12 years of work experience in audit in a senior management role, preferably in a GCC group company.

About the Company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world\'s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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