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JOB TITLE Audit Advisor
DATE POSTED 20/02/2013
LOCATION Middle East - Qatar

Job Purpose

      Initiation and coordination of all planning, quality assurance, and human resource-related functions for IAD.

      Development, maintenance and update of QG IAD audit manual, processes, policies and procedures.

      Coordination with Shareholder Audit Management, Audit Bureau Qatar, external audit and consultants.

      Monitoring of trends / best practice in the auditing field and applying these to QG IAD as and when appropriate.

      Preparation and monitoring of QG IAD operating budgets.

      Preparation and implementation of a training plan for the Department and the individual auditors.

      Coordination of all audit follow-up activities and reporting.

      Participation in audits / investigations as directed by CIA.

Reporting and




                     Audit Advisor position reports to the CIA.

                     Audit technician reports directly to the Audit Advisor.

                     Auditors may be assigned to the Audit Advisor to conduct the Quality Review Assignments as needed.

                     Maintains relationship with all levels of management in the audit function in order to provide guidance when requested. Works with the audit staff and senior officers of QG including cross-relationship with Human Resources and others.

                     Maintains relationship with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), or equivalent, in order to keep abreast of trends and developments in the auditing profession. Has regular communication with Shareholder Audit Managers and QGs external auditors.



Job Context & Major Challenge(s)


         Job requires significant experience of Oil and Gas Industry, expert level knowledge of the auditing profession and internal auditing practices and the ability to work with audit / auditee staff / Management from very diverse backgrounds with varied experience levels.

         Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and polished editing skills.

         Must have well-developed interpersonal skills for dealing with all levels of QG Management and external parties.

         Must take initiative in developing QGs IAD audit practices and standards to ensure keeping pace with industry / best practice.

         Must be well organized and be able to multi-task.



Financial Authority

         Responsible for preparation of Department budget

         Approximate Asset Value $40 billion; Annual Revenue $34 billion and Annual Operations Expenses $20 billion.

         Provides guidance or participates in reviews of financial and operating activities and expansion projects involving multi-billion dollar revenues and expenditure



Generic Accountabilities All Employees

Safety Health & Environment

         Ensure   all   activities are undertaken in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Quality policies, regulations and standards.


Qatarization Program

         Contribute to the development of Qatari employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.


Firewall Compliance

         Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti trust and competition laws and the Company firewall policies and procedures.


Key Job Accountabilities


1.     Develop  and maintain up to date audit universe and risk assessment to ensure all key areas of company business are identified, risk assessed and included in audit plans

2.     Prepares Internal Audit Plans (4 year, Annual, Quarterly) based on audit universe / risk assessment and input from CIA and Audit Heads.

3.     Develops and maintains up to date Audit Manual, Charter and audit processes.

4.     Prepares Operating Budget for IAD for approval by CIA.

5.     Prepares periodic IAD reports / presentations for BAC and BOD.

6.     Manages the audit follow-up process (for both Planned Audits and Special Assignments / Investigations), including preparation of the Quarterly follow-up reports.

7.     Maintains IAD staff personal files, including appraisals, training plans and developmental records.

8.     Develops and implements IADs Quality Assurance program, to include final review of all audit reports prior to signature of CIA

9.     Manages and coordinates external peer reviews (by shareholders).

10.  Participate in selected audits / investigations as directed by CIA.

11.  Develops and maintains ongoing contact with peers in Oil & Gas Industry and IIA, ISACA and relevant professional accounting bodies.

12.  Provides support and mentoring to audit staff as required to ensure development of staff and maintenance of IAD standards

13.  Prepares the auditor assignment schedule considering inputs from CIA and Heads

14.  Preparation and implementation of a training plan for the Department and the individual auditors.

15.  Prepares and monitors the IAD KPIs with input from CIA and Heads.

1.     Completion of update of audit universe / risk assessment by due date.

2.     Completion of audit plans by due dates.

3.     Update of audit manual by target date.

4.     Preparation of draft operating budget in line with CIA deadline.

5.     Preparation of draft BAC / BOD presentations in line with CIA requirements 3 weeks ahead of meetings.

6.     Preparation of accurate follow-up status by deadlines.

7.     Maintenance of up to date data for all staff.

8.     Quality Control reviews conducted in line with approved plan.

9.     Satisfactory completion of peer review.

10.  Feedback from CIA.

11.  Report of achievements / changes due to successful relationship with various professional bodies.

12.  Feedback from audit staff.

13.  Timely preparation of Auditor Assignment Schedule

14.  Feedback from CIA / auditors on training program.

15.  Accurate and timely preparation, monitoring and reporting of IAD KPIs.


Part B:  Person Specification Minimum Requirements






         Bachelors Degree.  

         CPA, ACA or CIA certification required. CISA an advantage

Knowledge and/or Experience






         Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience in internal auditing, including at least 5 years in the Oil & Gas industry.

         Comprehensive knowledge of auditing standards and techniques. 

         Knowledge / experience of Oil & Gas Industry business practices.

         High level of knowledge is required of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), COSO / COBIT Models and other governing control models.


Technical and Business Skills

         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is essential, knowledge of any other language is an asset. 

         Business acumen and excellent judgment and understanding of business.

         Strong interpersonal and team building skills.

         Highest demonstrable business ethical standards.

         Strong personality to maintain independence and objectivity.

         Ability to handle several assignments simultaneously.

         Able to lead and influence with tact and persuasion.

         Computer literacy involving the use of spreadsheets, databases, and graphics packages.

         Knowledge of TeamMate an advantage.

CONSULTANT Warren Gibson


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