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Principal Auditor

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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mselect is looking for a Principal Auditor for an oil and gas client in Riyadh, KSA. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 4 years in internal/external audit, and 3 years as an Audit Team Lead. Fluency in English is a must.

The Principal Auditor role exists to provide technical depth within the organization in the course of conducting, leading and reviewing audits to assess the organization’s internal controls, risk management and governance processes (as designed, owned and operated by management), to determine whether they are functioning as intended and as applied against globally accepted operations and audit standards. Furthermore, have significant substantive expertise, as well as significant audit experience.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Effectively, lead and manage scheduled audits in accordance with the department’s audit methodology and guidelines for the entire audit cycle (planning, fieldwork and reporting). Can be assigned as an auditor (part of the audit team) for coaching other team members
  • As assigned, will perform the role of Audit Reviewer on several engagements to ensure audits (as mentioned in previous item) are executed in accordance to IA process and methodology
  • Coordinate with all IA Departments to maintain IA charter, policy, procedures, methodology, standards, audit programs, KPI’s, reports
  • Assess the effectiveness of the internal control environment for specific areas of various types of engagements (assurance, advisory or special review). Use effective and efficient methods by constantly benchmarking against best practices, develop basis for data analytics approach, utilization of technology and updated IA standards
  • Manage and develop the annual audit plan and risk ranking for the auditable entities
  • Review, apply and uphold the Rules of Conduct (Integrity, Objectivity, Confidentiality and Competency) as per the IIA/IPPF requirements
  • Assist the Audit Expertise Centre (AEC) and other Jurisdictions in the course of their work and audit activities, such as identifying themes, conducting follow-up work on audit findings, participate in initiatives and projects
  • Coaching newer staff or staff still learning the work process/business activities as part of Continuous Professional Development programs for the IA staff competencies

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Engineering Bachelor Degree (minimum)
  • MBA desired
  • Professional audit relevant certification (e.g. CIA, CPEA...etc.) is preferred
  • Over 10 to 15 years’ experience in the field in large/global companies
  • Prior experience, 4 years in internal/external audit
  • Prior experience, 3 years in Audit Team Lead

Competencies and Skills Requirements:
  • Excellent communication, presentation, reporting, interpersonal and planning skills
  • Diligence and patient (high)
  • Excellent negotiations skills
  • Analytical skills (high)
  • Have excellent knowledge on Root Case Analysis (RCA) techniques
  • Effective manages teams during audits and projects
  • Excellent command of English
  • High commitment to work ethic and integrity
  • High exposure on Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Internal Control Systems
  • Excellent knowledge in audit professional standards (IIA/IPPF)
  • Excellent knowledge on Manufacturing and Project functions (Maintenance, Reliability, Product Movement, EHSS, Mega/Site Projects)
  • Good knowledge in other audit jurisdiction (IT, finance and administration, and expertise group)

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.