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Internal Control Specialist

Job Description

  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to provide active support to process owners /departments for the formalization, design and development of local procedures and ensure that actual processes and controls are adequately described in local procedures.
  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to ensure that local procedures are formalized, updated and in line with the Group policies, standards and guidance and verify that local procedures are adequately approved and communicated.
  • Responsible for ensuring that action plans or improvement projects are initiated in collaboration with the Head of Internal Control.
  • Maintain a list of local procedures in place.


  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to ensure formalize individual delegations of authority forms, maintain and update the country matrix of delegations, consistently with Corporate / Region guidelines.

Segregation of Duties and Access to Systems

  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to monitor the definition and enforcement of proper segregation of duties rules with process owners, perform regular reviews and ensure they are in line with the requirements of the Group policies, standards and guidance


  • Support the departments for training employees on policies and procedures and develop targeted actions to increase internal awareness.

Control framework

  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to implement a Control Framework in line with Group Internal Control Manual in all sites, entities & activities.

Control Self-Assessment

  • Conduct an annual Control Self-Assessment.
  • Support Local Management with the definition and implementation of remediation plans.

Monitoring & Relationshiop with Auditors

  • Act as one of the key point of contact for the Internal Audit before, during and after internal audit reviews and participate in internal audit opening and closing meetings.
  • Ensure a timely and detailed follow-up of the implementation of internal audit recommendations.
  • Support external auditors’ activities related to internal control and facilitate exchange of information.

Risk Assessment

  • Work with the Head of Internal Control to establish, formalize and lead a local risk assessment from initial risk assessment to action plan follow-up. Based on the risks identified, define and implement a yearly testing program.
  • Debrief identified issues with Head of Internal Control, process owners and recommend improvements / process changes, and formalize them in an adequate support. Communicate results and report progress/delays to management.
  • Support management in defining and implementing practical action plans to address deficiencies identified.


  • Collaborate to initiatives aiming at reinforcing internal control within the affiliate.
  • Ensure that internal control aspects are considered in all new projects and provide support and internal control advice for specific projects. Upon specific requests conduct focused internal control reviews.



Specialist Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent. CPA and MBA are a plus.
  • (Saudi Preferred Candidate)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in external and/or internal audit or other internal control related functions and demonstrated ability to define and implement a risk assessment and monitoring program.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as communication and partnering skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization.


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
14 February 2019
Applications Deadline
20 March 2019

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