Vacancy Details

9798 - Senior Internal Auditor

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 28-Nov-2021
About the Role

The Auditor will be responsible for carrying out audits as per the Approved Annual Audit Plan, will conduct special reviews, assignments, and investigations across GEMS Schools and School Support Center (Head Office). Working within the remit of the Group Internal Audit and providing professional audit service to highlight areas of risk and control gaps/deficiencies, and provide solutions to mitigate identified risk. The job may entail a certain level of travel, both within and outside of the UAE.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Carry out audits as per the Approved IA Plan covering all GEMS operational areas within budgeted project time. This includes full-scope audits, special reviews & investigations, limited scope reviews, Health & Safety reviews.
  • Examine and report on existing controls, systems & procedures to assess whether corporate resources and assets are properly utilised and safeguarded, including reporting on all inefficient operations and related processes. To assess and report ineffective internal controls and/or control gaps, including accounting procedures, and suggest alternate procedures for better efficiency and control.
  • To review the existing processes to ascertain whether the desired results are obtained and whether they are consistent with established objectives and policies
  • Monitor and report on corrective action are being taken by management on prior recommendations.
  • To identify areas of cost control and cost-effectiveness, by identifying:
    • Unfavourable variance compared to budget, prior period benchmarks, or expected results.
    • Unproductive expenses.
    • Unauthorized methods used and consequent loss.
  • Review risk registers prepared by various departments and ensure they are updated with the most recent risks and controls and communicate changes to the line manager to assess the impact on the audit plan.
  • Summarize and discuss key observations and audit issues with management personnel and prepare and present the report(s) to the line Manager/HOD.
  • Provide reasonable assurance on all financial, accounting, operational and administrative aspects relating to GEMS Operations and other service entities.
  • Review working papers produced by junior team members (if applicable).
  • Timely completion of audit working papers and prepare complete audit files that would support audit reports findings and reports.
  • Carry out Special audits/Investigations as and when instructed.
  • May at times be requested to lead certain assignments as requested by Audit Management personnel.

Expected Qualifications:

  • Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, or accounting, followed by an International professional audit qualification such as CIA, CPA, ACCA, or CA. Alternatively, demonstrate that the candidate is working towards a relevant professional qualification.

Expected Experience:

  • 6-8 years of experience in Audit, preferably in Internal Audit, Big 4 experience is a plus.

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Very good communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
  • Familiarity with professional standards published by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Ability to draft audit reports independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a professional audit team.
  • Persuasive skills in terms of being able to present and gain acceptance of audit recommendations.
  • Good analytical and investigative skills.
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Objectivity and professionalism in all aspects of the job.
  • Professional scepticism and people skills.
  • Very good command of MS office
  • Good knowledge of using audit software and analytical audit tools such ACL or IDEA.
About Your Benefits
An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave, and end of service benefits.
About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.