Available Opportunities
VAC8328 - Senior Internal Auditor, Technology
Field: Audit Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Kuwait - Kuwait City Closing date: 31-Jul-2021
The Company::

Ooredoo is an organisation on the move. Thanks to our dedicated employees, we continue to move closer towards our vision to be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020.

We are a dynamic global telecommunications player operating in 17 countries across the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Asia. We cover a population of more than half a billion people and serve more than 68 million customers.

In Kuwait, we employ approximately 1,000 talented people, all of whom are driving Ooredoo to be the number one choice for world-class communications services in Kuwait. In the face of intensifying competition, increasingly sophisticated technology and rising customer expectations, nothing is more important to our success than our team – and it's a team that you can be part of.

Ooredoo's future is bright, and you can be part of our ongoing success.

The Role::

  • The primary role is to identify, design and develop data analytics routines to support audit activities performed by the Internal Audit team.  Maintain an effective system of data analytics and models which provide enhanced insight into risks and controls, establishes an efficient/automated means to analyze and test large volumes of data for outliers, anomalies, patterns, and trends, and helps evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls. Create repeatable data analytics to support continuous audit monitoring programs.


  • In addition, this position will play a role in the coordination with the external auditors, developing the annual internal Audit Plan and periodically perform audit tests of controls by obtaining and analysing audit evidence, preparing audit work papers, evaluating test results, and drawing conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls for different assignments (i.e. internal audits, investigations and forensics, Follow-up and advisory activities). In addition, the role contributes a significant amount of audit follow-up with the management, coordination with the external auditors, developing the annual internal Audit Plan. 

Key Activities:

  • Identify, design, and develop data analytics extract routines to support audit activities performed by the Internal Audit team
  • Manage data extraction, storage, transformation, and processing through data analytics routines, and generate output for visualization/analysis by the Internal Audit team
  • Use data analysis tools to automate audit testing and develop techniques for continuous auditing and analysing large volumes of data.
  • Interact with management and business partners to identify appropriate data sources and data elements required for analytics, applying professional skepticism when assessing data sources and validating the completeness and accuracy of data received.
  • Interpreting data and analysing results
  • Developing and implementing data analysis strategies to enhance the maturity of the department Acquiring data from Primary or secondary data sources and maintaining database
  • Acquiring data from Primary or secondary data sources and maintaining database
  • Undertake the identification and evaluation of Ooredoo Kuwait audit risk relating to IT/Technology, business, financial and operational areas and provides significant input to the development of a risk-based annual internal audit plan.

  • Gather the management requirements through the different meetings with the management for the audit plan including IT/Technology risks.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual Audit Plan in accordance with the related provisions of the relevant policies and regulations.
  • Perform audits and review the work performed to ensure the adequacy of audit scope, the adequacy of testing performed, and the accuracy of conclusions reached.
  • Plan the resources and requirements for the different audit assignments and special assignments.
  • Monitor the audit assignments progress and escalate any showstoppers to the Director, Financial & Operational Internal Audit for the intervention.
  • Ensure that audit procedures are strictly adhered to, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Conduct interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys, composing summary memos, and preparing working papers or audit operations.
  • take the lead in the identification, development, and documentation of audit issues and recommendations for improvement. Communicate the results of audit projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to Internal Audit Director and CAE.
  • 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 audit.
  • Maintain all organisational and professional ethical standards and ensure internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with guidelines and standards

  • Plan and execute audits of Financial, Operational, IT and network platforms. Also, evaluates IT/Technology internal controls and works collaboratively with management to identify actions needed.
  • Act as liaison with IT business partners to ensure full understanding of data flow, data integrity and system security.
  • Assess information technology control elements to mitigate IT/Technology risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information in compliance with security best practices (ISO).
  • Work independently under general direction with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
  • Administrate and support the Audit Management Systems, Software and tools to facilitate Internal Audit Activities.
  • Provide consulting services to the organization’s management and staff pertaining information security policies and procedures based on best practices (ISO);
  • Formulate the audit programs with 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.
  • Support the quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP).
  • Assist in the consulting engagements if asked to so by the Internal Audit Director and CAE.

  • Communicate the results of consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to Internal Audit Director and CAE.

  • Review of the policies and procedures of the Company before being raised for Chief Executive Executive and ARC for approval

  • Conduct any Fraud investigations or any special audit assignments as instructed by the Internal Audit Director and CAE.

  • Coordinate with the external auditors and facilitate their fieldwork in the Company.

  • Represent internal audit at Ooredoo Telecom project team meetings, at management meetings, and meetings with external organisations.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Proactively take responsibility for self-improvement by staying well-informed of developments, knowledge and innovations in relevant field of expertise.
  • Other duties as directed by the Internal Audit Director or CAE.

Other Information:
  • Proven working experience as a Data Analyst or Business Data Analyst

  • Technical Expertise regarding Data Models, databse design development, data mining and segmentation techniques

  • Proven experience in utilizing Computerised Assisted Audit Techniques tools such as (IDEA and ACL)

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amount of information with attention to details and accuracy

  • Knowledge and experience with Database (SQL, etc.)

  • Experience in reviewing, utilizing and implementing Data visualization tools (i.e. Qliksence, Qlickview & Tableau)


    Information Technology:

  • Basic Knowledge of IT/ Technology Governance, Risks and Controls

  • Key knowledge of IT Frameworks (i.e. ITIL & COBIT)

  • Advanced knowledge Information Technology infrastructure for telecommunication companies.

  • Project management, IS security experience.

  • Deep knowledge of ISACA Information System standards, guidelines and Code of Ethics.


    Internal Audit:

  • Knowledge of the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practise of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. 

  • Knowledge of contemporary risk management and control techniques and working knowledge of contemporary control frameworks.

  • Working knowledge of control and risk self-assessment facilitation techniques.

  • Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Report writing and presentation skills for presenting findings and recommendations for improvement.

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



  • Bachelor degree in Analytics, Management Information Systems (MIS), or Computer Science from a first tier educational institute
  • Required 5-6 years of experience based on progression ladder in internal auditing in the telecom industry,
  • Must Have knowledge in ACL, IDEA analytics or other data analytics  tool

  • Have teammate experience or other similar systems….
  • Advances degree in Analytics (i.e. MS Business Analytics, MS Data Analytics, Ms Information & Data Since) is a plus

  • Certification in at least one area (e.g. ACL, CISA, CISM, CISSP, and GSNA) is preferred.

    Internal Audit Systems and analytical tools

    MS Office

  • Knowledge and use of computer systems and tools.

    Knowledge and experience with audit tools

  • Fluent verbal and written communication in both Arabic and English.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / cv