Senior Manager Business Audit

Full Time

Dubai Drydocks

We’re proud of our UAE heritage. From our beginnings in 1972 as a local port operator in Dubai to a global logistics provider with operations in over 69 countries and across every continent

Job details:

Support the Director of International Ports & Terminals Audit to manage the IP&T audit portfolio – which may be subject to annual review and amendment as the business requires – including annual and ongoing risk assessments focused on governance, operational, regulatory, compliance and associated risks for those auditable areas

Lead and independently manage high quality audits (leading cross-functional teams) at all locations locally and internationally across the DP World Group (or remotely)

Manage and/or demonstrably support other diverse internal projects which enhance GIA’s critical success factors including, but not limited to knowledge building, agile auditing, risk integration, data analytics for continuous auditing, continuous improvement etc.

Be a key contact with auditees and stakeholders of above defined portfolio and build strong and effective relationships with executive/senior management and other key stakeholders (e.g. external audit, government audit etc.) and act as a trusted advisor to the business and its leaders
Leads audits of various levels of complexity and cross-functional audit teams remotely or onsite including full audit delivery (planning/conducting/concluding and reporting)
Manage a sub-segment of the International Ports& Terminals audit portfolio with specific focus to be determined by the section Director.

Manage special/consulting projects work, leads teams, and reports findings to Director of IP&T Audit and Group Chief Internal Auditor for (but not limited

Control and maintain continuous risk assessment for above audit portfolio, flexing audits, timing, scheduling and allocation of resources, audit planning, scheduling of team
Manage and develop audit team members in on-the-job training
Governance, risk and compliance consulting activities
Business process improvements
Change management consulting requests
Develops the sub-segment audit universe, annual risk assessment and plans the audit timetable for the forthcoming year including audit selection criteria, and allocation of assignments etc. in conjunction with the Director of IP&T audit

Deliver effective and accurate audit reporting with recommendations that inspire and compel constructive change by management
Develop/implement/update appropriate policies, guidelines, and quality assurance for effective internal audit and in conjunction with Director of IP&T Audit and Chief Internal Auditor
Apply strong risk and control knowledge to all scenarios encountered and identify all significant potential issues by applying appropriate audit methodology on assignments, analysing operations, reviewing compliance, recommending controls and auditing safeguards
Liaises directly with key stakeholders in planning of all audits, drafting reports and finalization of reports
Performs active follow-up on open and overdue audit issues / actions and ensures timely closure thereof
Effectively administer audit projects on the Audit Management System or other relevant tools, ensuring that audit phases are completed in withing defined timeframes (either as lead or reviewer) and within the department’s Quality Assurance programme by ensuring all audits are completed withing the minimum standard

Related to above, demonstrate creative ideas and critical thinking skills to ensure projects support GIA’s transformation strategy
Contribute to GIA website content management to help inform and upskill the wider DP World community on governance, risk and controls
Actively own and participate in new and ongoing improvement projects (as assigned) for the department such as GAP, FIA, ARGUS, COE and APRL etc.;
Take ownership of the provisioning of data for all tools utilised in the department with clear focus on populating ARGUS to activate usage in 2023 and beyond

Continually strives to revise/devise audit work programs to address specific risks core controls and to be effective and comprehensive

Provides advice to business management on best internal control practices/procedures during audits and ad hoc basis
Live the GIA DNA by continuously looking for improvement opportunities in audit and beyond the audit activities
Contributes to the development of audit techniques and methodology to ensure continuing improvement in the standard of audit work and continuing relevance to business needs

Integrates industry/company best practices on audits when suggesting practical business improvements
Manages change improvements within departments and team
Encourages the understanding of Group Policies and MICS at sites visited and ensure Risk Control Matrices and Audit Work Programmes are drafted and updated to include steps to ensure policies are being followed
Supervises team members during audits or other field projects. Provides on the job training/mentoring as required
Monitors staff performance and workload and provides constructive and timely feedback to help others achieve their goals; delegates tasks in constructive and supportive fashion to other team members
Maintains up-to-date skills relevant for role
Acts as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working, ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in ALL activities; promotes and demonstrates positive behaviour in line with DP World values; understand and follow DP World Code of Conduct and Ethic policies; and
Performs other related duties as assigned e.g. Fraud investigations, special projects.
Degree (Bachelor level)
CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) qualification or equivalent
Other industry specific certifications (e.g. CILT)

Professional financial qualification (ACA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent)
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Minimum of 7-10 years’ audit-related experience post qualification (preferably with at least 3-5 years in Internal Audit management)

Strong understanding of Corporate Governance, Risk and Controls
Basic cross functional knowledge and understanding
Knowledge of risk management, basic regulatory and legal frameworks
Experience in using data analytics in audit work
Experience in the logistics and/or maritime industry is desirable
‘Big 4’ or large multi-national internal audit experience is desirable

Strong communication skills including report writing and active listening: customizing audit messages to reflect target audiences; expressing ideas and findings clearly with confidence in order to influence others
Good interviewing skills: Extracting key information from variety of sources to support communications
Confidentiality – consideration and protection of confidential data at ALL times
Good collaboration/Persuasion skills – working independently through self-management with limited direction and guidance, but enjoys collaboration across
dynamic and multi-cultural teams through being personable, helpful and incredibly organized
Good knowledge and application of the IPPF International Auditing standards; an expert in applying COSO framework on projects
Solid business acumen and the ability to connect the dots in an increasingly diverse business
Strong attention to detail with an attitude of ‘anything worth doing is worth doing right every single time
Good analytical and problem-solving skills (critical thinking – experienced in analysis/appraisal of the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes (using relevant tools/techniques); finding practical solutions to address issues; identification of gaps in logic and underlying causes of issues; taking on difficult challenges and finding creative, innovative solutions;
Good supervisory skills – successful in juggling multiple projects at the same time; delivering quality results and comfortable working with all styles of team members
Experience in conflict management – negotiating and resolving potential disagreements on-site over audit findings/ratings, balancing diplomacy with assertiveness in audit exit meetings
Leads by example in all regards to team and out on remote location.
Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations
Ability to use front-end data analytic tools such as Power BI, QlikView etc.
Language skills – Spoken and written fluent English – additional languages are a bonus, in particular Arabic, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hindi.