Title:  Team Leader - Internal Audit

Job Summary / Main Purpose:


As the Team Leader - Senior Internal Auditor, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the internal audit activities within Julphar. Your primary responsibility is to lead a team of internal auditors in conducting risk assessments, performing audit engagements, and ensuring compliance with governance standards. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with process owners to strengthen internal controls and enhance operational efficiency.


Main Responsibilities/ Key Result Areas:

  • Leadership and Team Management:
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the internal audit team.
  • Coordinate audit activities and allocate tasks effectively to ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Risk Assessment and Audit Engagement:
  • Participate in the annual risk assessment process to identify key areas for audit focus.
  • Lead and oversee full audits, including risk management and financial reliability assessments.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of operations and internal controls within in-scope audit areas.
  • Audit Planning and Execution:
  • Contribute to the development of the annual risk-based audit plan and audit programs.
  • Ensure thorough evaluation of internal controls and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Perform audit, compliance, and consultancy tasks as per the audit program.
  • Stakeholder Communication and Reporting:
  • Collaborate with auditees to mitigate identified risks and develop mitigation actions.
  • Analyze accounting documents and prepare comprehensive audit reports with findings and recommendations.
  • Communicate audit results effectively to stakeholders and facilitate discussions on implementation plans.
  • Follow-Up and Special Reviews:
  • Monitor the implementation of audit findings based on auditee audit implementation plans.
  • Conduct special reviews and investigations as required to address emerging risks or concerns.
  • Documentation and Compliance:
  • Ensure completion of audit working papers with supporting evidence and feedback from auditees.
  • Promote ethical conduct and assist in identifying improper practices within the organization.


Core Competency:

  • Demonstrate a strong sense of accountability, ownership, and result orientation.
  • Possess analytical and numerical skills to manipulate data and generate insightful reports.
  • Exhibit strong ethical standards, integrity, and impartiality in decision-making.
  • Manage multiple tasks effectively, prioritize workload, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Maintain confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism at all times.
  • Work well under pressure, adapt to fast-paced environments, and meet tight deadlines.


Qualifications, Key Experiences / Functional Knowledge Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accountancy or related field.
  • Minimum 9 years of total experience with significant experience in audit firms or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Certification such as CA/ACCA/CIA/CPA/CISA is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of internal auditing standards, internal control concepts, and IFRS principles.
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and CAAT tools like CaseWare & ACL is advantageous.
  • Proficient in MS Office with fluent verbal and written English communication skills; Arabic fluency is preferred