Assistant Manager - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity
Qatar National Bank
Qatar, Doha
منذ 22 يوم

Role Summary :

The incumbent responsible is required to assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in providing the required Support & Oversight for QNB Global Audit Activity under the leadership of the Chief Internal Auditor International and contribute to the building of effective Internal Audit capabilities in QNB International Entities.

The incumbent will assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in the oversight & monitoring of the Heads of Audit / Audit Managers based in QNB overseas branches and the Heads of regional Audit based in QNB Regional Hubs (Europe, Africa, & Asia).

He will provide his input in the proper & timely preparation of the Audit universe, Annual Audit Plans, Risk assessments, as well as review of the Audit reports prepared by the local Heads of Audit / Audit Managers for each country / region.

Further, the incumbent will assist in the high-level review of subsidiaries as per the GIAD Audit policy and also the review of their Audit Committee pack submissions in line with applicable best practices for further escalations, including but not limited to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA).

The incumbent will also contribute in reviewing and commenting upon new / significantly amended policies, relevant to the International Entities.

In addition, he will support the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in the preparation of quarterly reporting pack on the international audit business.

The above role will also extend to the secondary responsibilities assigned to the incumbent in terms of specific activities / functions / departments and special projects as assigned by his superiors pertaining to his area.

Role Description :

Essential Duties & Responsibilities by Dimensions :

A. Shareholder & Financial :

Ensure effectiveness of adopted policies / procedures and related controls in all areas pertaining to the incumbent’s area of responsibility.

Add value to the functions / activities performed by the local internal audit function & subsidiaries by identifying and reporting to the Principal Specialist -

International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity any instances / risks that entail probable financial loss or regulatory non-

compliance, that could result in monetary penalties / reputation damage through the audit and risk review processes.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in identifying potential cost saving opportunities by highlighting process inefficiencies through the above-mentioned processes.

B. Customer (Internal & External) :

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in managing the relationship with the heads / Managers of the respective local internal audit functions of the individual Group entities abroad and obtain their inputs on the significant developments in these entities that could impact the annual audit plan, which inputs would be primarily based on discussions between the local internal audit functions and management of the concerned entity.

Provide timely feedback / information to the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity and in his absence, to the Chief Internal Auditor -

International on queries / reports / other correspondence received by the GIAD management either directly from the external auditors of the individual entities abroad and the applicable regulators in the respective jurisdictions or through the respective local internal audit functions, to enable the latter to respond to the same in a timely and efficient manner, that pertain to the incumbent’s area of responsibility.

C. Internal (Processes, Products, Regulatory) :

Provide input to annual audit plan / risk assessment and other audit tasks plan to the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity based on the impact of the risks on the goals, objectives and strategy of the Group with respect to International Banking and the other areas assigned as part of their secondary responsibilities.

Implement and execute the plan approved by the Group Audit & Compliance Committee and ensure completion of the same within the assigned period as instructed by the Principal Specialist, -

International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity. Also responsible for submitting status reports on the various assignments in progress to the Principal Specialist -

International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity explaining the reasons for the delay in completion of individual assignments, if applicable.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in ensuring the adequate coverage of the activities performed by the local Heads of Audit / Audit Managers / Head of Regional Audits to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal controls in place within the respective function / area and add value to improve the functioning of the various activities performed by the concerned division / department, as and where applicable.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in developing, reviewing and ensuring the implementation of an appropriate risk assessment methodology / parameters and criteria to facilitate evaluation of the individual functions / processes / products and related procedures based on the risk involved in the referenced activity / function / area.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in developing the relevant tools to support an effective oversight and monitoring of QNB subsidiaries.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in performing the oversight and supervision over the local internal audit functions situated at the respective branches to ensure that the audit planning, fieldwork and reporting are conducted in consonance with the procedures / guidelines contained in the Group internal audit manual, best practices for internal auditing, including but not limited to SPPIA recommendations / guidelines.

Conduct High-level review of Subsidiaries as per the GIAD Audit Policy, and also the review of their Subsidiaries’ Audit Committee packs, and prepare a summary of key significant issues for further escalations.

Assist in reviewing and adjusting audit programs to be aligned with engagement scope and requirements and the related advances in best practices pertaining to the area under review.

Responsible for the utilization of the appropriate audit software.

Perform first level review of all internal audit and special assignment / investigation reports raised by the local internal Audit function and communicate to resolve any queries arising from such a review and subsequent submission of the same to the Principal Specialist -

International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity for his review / perusal.

Participate and provide advisory services with respect of any major new subsidiary integration project.

Submit performance appraisals on timely basis as per the laid down policy in this regard to the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity.

Assist the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity in work load distribution and establish a detailed budget for each phase of the audit / assignment.

Contribute in imparting training / guidance to the relevant trainees and staff.

Qualifications :

Education / Experience Requirements :

Bachelor degree preferably in finance, economics, accounting, banking, Management or related subjects.

Professional certification or designation such as CIA, CPA, CA, ACCA, CBA or equivalent required.

Minimum of 8 years’ experience in banking audit function (covering International & subsidiaries business) out of which 5 years in a senior managerial role with a major bank.

Required Special Skills :

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic (preferable).

Adequate legal and documentation background.

Proficiency in risk concepts, international banking operations / practices including Credit, Operations, treasury and Investments, and pertinent regulatory requirements.

Knowledge of Basel Committee best practices pertaining to the area of responsibility.

Well-developed analytical and interpersonal skills.

Self-motivated, eye for detail.

Ability to persuade others.

Flexible team player and able to work and deliver under pressure.

Knowledge of applicable International Accounting Standards and related pronouncements.

Strong Microsoft Office skills (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook).

Operating Environment / Location :

Located at QNB Headquarters with visits to entities / branches / subsidiaries abroad, as and when required.

Framework and Boundaries :

Group’s overall strategic plan.

Budgetary / scorecard targets.

Internal Audit Charter / manual.

Directives of the Group Audit & Compliance Committee and GCAE.

Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) Code of Ethics and other professional standards including but not limited to the SPPIA guidelines.

Applicable regulations and best practices.

Instructions of the Chief Internal Auditor International and the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity.

Delegated and re-delegated authorities as per the delegation of authority structure.

Communications and Working Relationships :

Frequent interaction with the Principal Specialist - International Support & Oversight for Global Audit Activity, Country / Region Heads of Audit / Audit Managers situated at the respective overseas locations, and the Heads of other International Audit Sections.

Relevant auditee management and executive management responsible for the International Subsidiaries and other relevant divisional / departmental heads.

Regulatory authorities and external auditors, as and when applicable.

Supervisory Responsibilities :

Oversees the activities of the local internal audit / assignment team members, as and when applicable.

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