Senior Internal Auditor

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Location: Saudi Arabia

Company: King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through innovative and collaborative research and to address challenges of regional and global significance.


Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers a genuinely multicultural environment and provides a high quality of life for employees and their families.  KAUST’s high-quality residences, internationally accredited school and extensive recreational facilities, are complemented by internationally competitive salaries which, together, represent a wonderful opportunity for any prospective candidate.


Under the general direction and supervision of the Internal Audit Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor will plan and execute assigned assurance and consulting engagements, adding value and helping the University accomplish its objectives through improvement in its risk management, control, governance, and operational processes.


Key responsibilities of the role include the:

  • use of professional judgment and the internal audit methodology to plan individual audits, including the development of proposed audit objectives and scope, detailed risk assessments and test plans.
  • use of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA and TeamMate.
  • identification and definition of issues and exceptions, formulating practical, value-adding, recommendations to address root causes.
  • proactive communication of issues/recommendations to management during the course of each audit, verifying the accuracy of findings and securing preliminary commitment to recommended actions.
  • establishment of effective working relationships with management, ensuring responses to issues are adequate and actionable, with appropriate ownership and timetables established.
  • follow-up of open audit issues, executing corroboration activities in a full and timely basis.
  • performance of a range of roles, as assigned, on departmental initiatives, special projects and investigations.


Qualifications & Experience:


The ideal candidate will have an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, accounting or a related business field.

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is desirable.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of progressively responsible professional experience with at least five years in audit.