Available Opportunities
VAC7923 - Senior Expert - Audit and Internal Controls (Omani or GCC Nationals)
Field: Audit Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Oman - Muscat Closing date: 22-Dec-2019
Ooredoo Oman Family Member:

As the Senior Expert - Audit and Internal Controls you will be assisting the Chief Audit Executive in performance of reviews for internal controls and CMA compliance requirements, across the organization. The role will also assist in audit assignments, investigations, forensics, and advisory activities ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources and systems of internal control to safeguard Ooredoo’s interest and assets, and to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Core Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of the following:

- Undertake the identification and evaluation of technology audit risk areas in Ooredoo through

a risk-based audit methodology and assist in the preparation of the annual Ooredoo audit plan

based on the identified risks and in consultation with the Management, Regulatory and

Compliance requirements, and External Audit;

- Manage and/or carry out IT and technology audits/Internal Control reviews and review the

work performed to ensure the adequacy of scope coverage, the adequacy of testing

performed, and the accuracy of conclusions reached;

- Manage special audit assignments and ad-hoc audit activities

- Manage resource planning and requirements for the different assignments for Internal Control

reviews and special assignments;

- Manage the assignments progress and escalate any showstoppers to the Chief Audit Executive

for the intervention;

- Ensure that audit procedures are strictly adhered to in compliance with the internal audit

manual, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing

evidence, and documentation of financial and operational processes and procedures;

- Oversee and manage the work of the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing

documents, developing and administering audit surveys, composing summary memos, and

preparing working papers or audit operations;

- Review the audit programs to ensure the appropriate testing mechanisms, execute the audit

program, recognize control weaknesses, assess the materiality of these weaknesses, and relate

them back to the scope and objectives of the audit;

- Review and manage the work of the audit staff in identification, development, and

documentation of audit issues and recommendations for improvement of IT governance, risks

and controls;

- Assess Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

- Communicate the results, findings and recommendations of audit projects through written

reports and face-to-face presentations on a timely basis to the management, CAE, and if

necessary to the Board of Directors as instructed by the CAE;

- Follow up the implementation of audit recommendations in a timely manner;

- Interact with staff, section heads, department directors and managers and when necessary

with executive management in order to obtain and/or communicate relevant information to

achieve the objective/s of the department;

- Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensure internal audit

activities are carried out in compliance with International Standards for the Professional

Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards), IIA Code of Ethics and ISACA (Information Systems

Audit and Control Association) Information System standards and guidelines;

- Support the Chief Audit Executive in coordinating with the external auditors and facilitate their

fieldwork in the Company.

- Support the Chief Audit Executive developing, gathering, analyzing and documenting in a

timely manner the material for Audit Committee meetings.

- Manage and/or carry out consulting engagements related to Ooredoo operations if asked to

do so by the Chief Audit Executive;

- Communicate the results, findings, and recommendations of consulting projects via written

reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to the management, CAE, and if necessary to

the Board of Directors as instructed by the CAE;

- Manage and/or carry out the review of the policies and procedures of the company to support

the policies approvals process.

- Manage and/or carry out special audit assignments and investigations as instructed by the

Chief Audit Executive;

- Prepare the plans for special assignments and other activities

- Communicate the results, findings, and recommendations of special assignment/investigation

projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to the management, CAE,

and if necessary to the Board of Directors as instructed by the CAE.

- Manage the work of direct reports to ensure they meet their objectives, are kept motivated

and perform in accordance with their job description;

- Conduct regular on the job training to ensure that direct reports have the necessary skills to

undertake new or existing responsibilities;

- Develop or find a successor and to perform knowledge transfer to successor;

- Delegate responsibility to direct reports, in accordance with their role and ability, to ensure

they are developed and maximize their potential;

- Participate in the selection and interview process for the candidates as well as the assistance in

the recruitment of reporting staff as required;

- Support CAE in performing the annual performance appraisal process for the direct reporting

staff and ensure objectives set are monitored and take effective actions to address

performance matters;

- Manage the workload and resources to effectively handle the different assignments in the

Ooredoo internal audit department.

- Develop and maintain productive team-oriented management and staff relationships through

individual coaching and group meetings;

- Proactively take responsibility for self-improvement by staying well informed of developments,

knowledge and innovations in relevant field of expertise;

- Pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and

professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers;

- Ensure continuous professional development to enhance knowledge, skills and competencies

of the internal audit team.

- Manage the Internal Audit projects including the co-sourcing and external engagements.

- Develop and present the project progress reports and dashboards in

weekly/monthly/quarterly meetings and presentations to the CAE.

- Plan and manage the resources as per the required assignments and deliverables within the


- Represent internal audit at Ooredoo project team meetings, management meetings, and

meetings with external organizations.

- Other duties as directed by the Chief Audit Executive

The Person:

Yu should have a minimum of 8 years progressive of experience in auditing and/or accounting, preferably with telecom operator Internal audit, telecom Industry, experience with any of the Big4 audit firms is highly desirable, preferably bilingual, project management with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting or equivalent.

Skills Required:

Good knowledge of IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and

Code of Ethics

Good knowledge of ISO and ISACA standards

COBIT Framework

Good knowledge of telecom industry, IT and network domains and network KPI’s.

Ability to use audit tools

Analytical skills

Communications and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of best practices in audit

Knowledge of local laws and regulations

Process Improvement Skills

End-to-end Project Management

Knowledge of CMA regulations

Fluent verbal and written communication in English.

Ability to operate in a diverse multicultural, multinational work environment, exhibiting appropriate


Leadership skills

Team orientation

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / cv
2. Passport-size photograph
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