DohaAbout the RoleA new and exciting opportunity has arisen with the finance controls team of Qatar Airways (QR). This position will undertake continuous evaluation of IT internal controls design and effectiveness, and identify opportunities to further strengthen the IT finance internal controls environment.
This incumbent will make sure we are inline with the Finance Internal Controls Framework and be able to document and analyse the IT internal controls for the whole of ERP Finance Systems (Oracle).
Key responsibilities of the roleTactical / OperationalInitiate dialogue to further refine / enhance FPIC work plan and future strategy to identify cost-
effective and robust mechanism for delivery of service to key stakeholders.Build IT Governance and Internal Controls capability within the Finance Division, driving a consistent and proactive approach to supporting IT governance, IT risk evaluation and management, IT internal controls design and effectiveness, and monitoring activities over key IT controls across Finance Systems including ERP (Oracle).
Develop a risk based methodology to identify critical IT risks and mitigating internal controls across Finance systems. Perform a Stress Test to determine the efficacy of control design and its ability to mitigate the risks.
Undertake analysis to quantify the likelihood and impact of potential scenarios resulting in control(s) failure.Raise practical, cost effective, and measurable corrective actions for the Line Management to enhance the design and functionality of IT internal controls.
Advise technical and non-technical improvements to Finance IT systems, IT general controls, IT governance, change management etc.
Carry out ongoing reviews for refinement and improvement of Internal Controls Framework, its methodology and supporting procedures.
Use data analytics and data visualisations to identify IT risks and opportunities to enhance mitigating internal controls into business processes.
Develop interactive reports on the health of key IT internal controls and inherent risks.Continuously update and refine the Risk and Controls Matrix (RCM) for respective Finance Functions, to ensure risk and mitigating IT controls are updated timely, and any changes / improvement in relevant Finance system(s) are adequately reflected in the RCM.
Proactively engage with IT projects across Qatar Airways to identify any potential impact on finance functions / processes.
Participate in working groups to create awareness about the significance of IT internal controls and contribute in developing measures to ensure compliance.
Undertake continuous research to implement industry best practices (as applicable).Proactively participate in defining strategies and long term planning for Finance Policies and Internal Controls Function.
Identify opportunities to enhance strategic role of the team and to add shareholder value.Audit LiaisonImplement an effective audit liaison process to support Qatar Airways (QR) management in facilitation and coordination of audits performed by the State Audit Bureau.
Develop robust logistics and supporting arrangements to ensure auditors are provided access to responsible staff in QR, access to QR facilities and IT systems.
Ensure timely turn-around of information requested by the State Auditors.Undertake preliminary review of information / data provided to respond to State Audit requests.
Develop robust reports to update Executive Management and GCEO Office over the audit progress and matters of concern.Management & LeadershipEnsure that team goals are aligned with company's strategic mission and objectives.
Contribute to continuous improvement of working plans and meeting KPIs.Establish the department or teams objectives and priorities to align with and support business objectives.
Regularly evaluate the department or teams objectives, plans, procedures and practices, and makes appropriate changes if needed.
Oversee and supervise employees. Direct daily activities, recruit, train, develop and discipline to ensure a high standard of service deliveryTrain and develop other employees, to ensure succession planning is in place.
Personal DevelopmentTake responsibility for own ongoing personal development and growth of expertise.Keep abreast with any market trends and developments.
Assist in the response to any emergency or a major operational disruption affecting Qatar Airways or its subsidiaries, including support of the Qatar Airways Special Assistance Program.
About YouQualifications : EssentialRelevant College or University qualification to min Bachelor's level in Information Systems / Information Technology.
Certification in CISA.PreferredCertification in CAATS, CRISC or equivalent.Significant experience of information technology and governance standards (CoBIT, SOx, ITIL etc).
Previous Experience : EssentialMinimum 7 years relevant experience .Experience in an IT audit or internal controls environment.
Preferred7 or more years’ experience with at least 3 years in an IT audit or internal controls environment at a managerial position with an airline or an audit firm.
Job Specific Skills : EssentialExcellent written and verbal communication skills.Solid presentation skills including use of latest IT solutions to make dynamic presentation to stakeholders across the Network.
Strong ability to work in cross-culture environment, with teams spread across different geographies.Sound understating of Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.
Sound knowledge and experience in development and implementation of internal controls framework.Sound knowledge, understanding and experience in application of IFRS.
Proven ability to constantly meet tight deadlines, ensuring quality control, and attention to detail.Must have excellent organizational ability to be able to set priorities, handle multiple responsibilities / work interruptions.
Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently with minimal instructions.Must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of records and information.
Managerial skills - Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills.
Ability to train and develop subordinate's skills. Ability to foster teamwork among team members.