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Senior Internal Audit Specialist

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Job Purpose

To lead audit assignments and reviews and recommend objective opinion for Senior Management in order to independently appraise business processes and activities and evaluate alignment of activities with company goals, risks management and effective and economical use of company resources.

Activity:Audit Planning and Execution
•Provide input to the development of the annual and long term Internal Audit Plan by assessing and prioritizing risks both within individual business areas and at a corporate level in order to ensure that audit efforts and resources are focused on areas of higher risk.
•Obtain background information, knowledge and understanding of overall business process for identification of key risks, preparing detailed audit scope and detailed work program in line with the Audit Plan.
•Plan and complete field work in line with the Audit Plan and audit program within planned resources.
•Manage and control internal and external resources allocated to the assignment for execution of the assignments in coordination with business units.
•Propose and, after adequate approval, execute appropriate qualitative/ quantitative tests and evaluate system of internal controls during audits to achieve audit scope.
•Maintain proper filing for working papers and record notes to report and document the results of field work in order to support findings.
•Develop audit findings and recommendations and discuss findings with auditees to achieve agreement or understand their concerns on corrective actions.Prepare draft report and recommend an audit opinion on adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to manage risks.
•Conduct regular follow-up exercises with relevant stakeholders to review status of agreed actions to provide assurance to functions and ARCC.
•Where applicable manage and supervise the process of co-sourcing the Internal Audit activities and/ or supervise, review and monitor audit assignment performed by Internal Auditors and/ or auditors from co-source service providers.
•Train other new auditors as required, including UAE nationals being developed.
•Provide support for assigned non-core internal audit services such as review of new/ amended policies and procedures and supporting other Management initiatives.
•Ensure compliance with established Internal Audit manual and make recommendations for improvement, if necessary.
•Conduct work in accordance with the established policies and procedures including the established HSE and code of business conduct.

Monitoring and Control
•Develop and maintain on-going reporting to the Head of Internal Audit/ Director Internal Audit or other bodies as requested and deemed necessary
•Review and evaluate the performance of consultant or auditors engaged from external firms.

Stakeholder Management
•Discuss the audit scoping, audit interviews and the result of the audits with auditee lead officers, Managers and, where applicable with Directors and Senior Officers.
•Discuss and agree the result of the fieldwork and status of the agreed action plan with the auditees and management as deemed appropriate.
•In consultation with Internal Audit Director, advises functions on development of internal control and implementation of best practices, based on lessons learned from other audit work or business experience.
•Provide advice to management regarding the development of internal audit planning, processes, techniques and best practices in order to improve operational efficiency of the audit function.
•Conducts work in accordance with the existing Policies, Procedures and including the established HSE and code of business.

•In the performance of these duties, the Senior Auditor has the authority to access some of company information, and is expected to exercise discretion and ensure appropriate safekeeping and confidentiality of all such information received.

Standards and Best Practices
XXXMaintain professional standards of work; keep current with Internal Audit best practices.Maintain sufficient general knowledge of overall company's procedures, policies and objectives in order to more efficiently identify potential risk areas.
•In the performance of duties, the Senior Internal Auditor has the authority to access company information, and is expected to exercise discretion and ensure appropriate safekeeping and confidentiality of all such information received.

Stakeholder Engagement
•Facilitate communication both internally and externally in order to build and nurture mutually beneficial working relationships

HSE, Security & Continuity of Operation
•All individuals take personal responsibility for safety; follow company HSE policies, procedures and instructions; avoid complacency and continuously challenge existing conditions and activities in order to identify discrepancies that might result in error or in appropriate action; report any situation that could present a hazard; not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided at the workplace in the interest of health, safety, welfare or protection or management of the environment
•Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and Corporate assets.
•Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission-critical activities.

The incumbent is expected to perform standard activities as per attachments 4 & 5 in the Job Description procedure (relating to Health, Safety and Environment, Security and Business Continuity, People Management, Excellence and Quality Management

Professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or similar)

Professional Certification in addition to minimum requirement e.g. CIA, CFE, CISA

Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering.

Academic qualification in Nuclear Energy


Minimum 5 years of experience in audit

Minimum 5 years of experience in audit