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VAC4028 - Senior Internal Auditor

Division Internal Audit
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 10-Feb-2018
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.



About the Role

This position reports to Senior Manager- Group Internal Audit (GIA)  and the main purpose of the position is to deliver high quality internal audit engagements from start to finish (preplanning to wrap up) at any and all locations across the DP World Group. To apply proficient risk and control knowledge to all scenarios encountered and identify all significant potential issues by analysing operations, reviewing compliance, recommending controls and auditing safeguards. To communicate audit findings and draft audit reports to GIA and business management and to our Audit Committee that inspire constructive change through the recommendations; and lead other diverse internal projects which enhance GIA’s critical success factors including, but not limited to: lean auditing, data analytics for continuous auditing, continuous improvement.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Work with Internal Audit (IA) team or independently on audits of DP World business units, regional offices or head office departments across the DP World Group with a core focus on financial & operational processes and controls;
  • Supervise and/or execute audits from start to finish, where directed by the IA Managers or the Chief Internal Auditor (“CIA”), delivering high impact audit reviews addressing DP World risks;
  • Produce high quality draft reports on findings and recommendations from audits to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in an effective and timely manner; and ultimately reported to the DP World Audit Committee as mandated;
  • Plan and document all audits in line with GIA audit procedures to ensure delivery of risk-based audits;
  • Continually strive to draft and develop Audit Work programmes for effective and comprehensive audits; Keep abreast of changes in legal and regulatory environment which may impact our audit work and advise IA Managers/CIA if Audit Work Programmes require revision or update;
  • Present audit conclusions to business unit management as necessary; this may be in a Boardroom through PowerPoint presentations to managers or directors;
  • Research and identify examples of organisational best practices in and outside the group; flag these to the GIA team for sharing across borders; Encourage the understanding of Group Policies (existing and amended) at sites visited;
  • Manage core aspects of our internal GIA Quality and Assurance Improvement Program to help improve our quality, effectiveness and efficiency in our audits;
  • Manage DP World MICS (Minimum Internal Controls Business Unit Self-Certification) annual global reporting process; preparing reporting on findings to the CIA as required;
  • Where required supervise more junior team members during audits or other field projects.  Provide on the job training as required;
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working, ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in ALL activities; Promote and demonstrate positive behaviours in line with DP World values; Understand and follow DP World Code of Conduct and Ethic policies
  • Perform and assist on other related duties e.g. Fraud investigations, special projects as required;
Experience & Qualification

In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following experience, skills and qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance-related field
  • Certified Public Accountant qualification or equivalent i.e. ACA/MBA
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)  designation



  • Minimum of 5 years’ strong experience in auditing
  • Fully aware of all the IPPF standard, internal control concepts, COSO, Risk Management best practices
  • Identify technical accounting issues in Financial Reporting under IFRS
  • Successfully juggle multiple projects at the same time; delivering quality results by deadlines and are comfortable working with all sorts of styles of team members;
  • Are experienced in using data analytics in the audit work and understand the challenges and benefits these tools can provide (E.g. ACL/Qlikview).


You might also have:

  • Experience in the marine terminal industry;
  • Experience and interest in auditing corporate sustainability;
  • ‘Big 4’ experience - desirable



    •  Strong communication skills - You are an exceptional listener. You communicate clearly. You write exceptionally well and you speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone. You’re comfortable on the phone or to groups of people – at any level. You are incredibly tactful when delivering the facts.
    • Problem solving - You enjoy solving problems. Getting to the root cause. You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative, innovative solutions. You don’t get flustered easily. If you don’t know the answer, you’ll dig until you find it.
    • Detail oriented - You pay strong attention to the details as it is one of your core qualities. As far as you are concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. You stay focused and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch.
    • Exceptional critical thinking skills; you can identify gaps in logic and underlying causes of issues; You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly.
    • Strong collaborator - You can work independently because you self-manage, with limited direction and guidance, but you also enjoy collaborating across dynamic and multi-cultural teams and are personable, helpful and incredibly organised
    • Results oriented - You are proactive in handling competing priorities and meet your deadlines and commitments; you always demonstrate a “can do” positive attitude
    • Confidentiality - You consider and protect the confidentiality of company data at ALL times;
    • IT skills - You are highly proficient in the full Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio;
    • Flexibility to travel - You are ready to travel between 30 - 50% of the time across the globe to our operations to perform audits on site;
    • Languages - You speak and write fluent English – additional languages are a bonus, in particular Arabic, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hindi. 
Remuneration and Employment Benefits

The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of:

  • Education Assistance for Dependents 
  • Annual Air Ticket(s) for self / and dependents
  • Private Medical Coverage for self / and dependents
  • 27 working days annual leave 
  • Annual Performance Related Bonus 
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