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VAC4134 - Senior Manager, Group Internal Audit

Division Internal Audit
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 31-Mar-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 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 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 36,000 employees from 103 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 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88 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

We are looking for a curious, collaborative Senior Manager to join our DP World Group Internal Audit (“GIA”) team.  As a Senior Manager within our team, you are responsible to:

  • Lead and independently manage high quality teams on high complexity audits and Business Audits (leading cross-functional teams) at any and all locations internationally across the DP World Group;
  • Lead internal consulting assignments through development of scope, appropriate resourcing and communication of results through complex independent analyses;
  • Lead other diverse internal projects which enhance GIA’s critical success factors including, but not limited to: agile auditing, risk integration, data analytics for continuous auditing, continuous improvement etc.
  • Apply expert risk and control knowledge to all scenarios encountered and identify all significant potential issues by analysing operations, reviewing compliance, recommending controls and auditing safeguards; 
  • Deliver effective and accurate audit reporting to SVP Group Internal Audit through applying appropriate audit methodology on assignments with recommendations that inspire and compel constructive change by management;
  • Develop/implement/update appropriate policies, guidelines and quality assurance for effective internal audit and in conjunction with the SVP Group Internal Audit;
  • Control and maintain continuous risk assessment of audit portfolio, flexing audits, timing, scheduling and allocation of resources, audit planning, scheduling of team;   
  • Manage and develop audit team members in on-the-job training.  
Experience & Qualification
  • Leads all type of audits and audit teams: (multi-location, high complexity, business audits with cross-functional teams)) including full audit delivery (planning/conducting/concluding and reporting);
  • Manages special/consulting projects work, leads teams, and reports findings to SVP Group Internal Audit for (but not limited to): 
    • business process improvements;
    • change management consulting requests;
  • Develops audit universe, annual risk assessment and plans the audit timetable for the forthcoming year including audit selection criteria; allocation of assignments etc in conjunction with the SVP Group Internal Audit;
  • Liaises directly with BU and Regional management in planning of all audits, drafting reports and finalization of reports;
  • Manages (monitors/reports/follows up) on compliance of MICS manual (Manual of Core Internal Controls) with Business Unit Management across the Group;
  • Assists SVP Group Internal Audit in preparation of all Audit Committee Reports; raising areas of risk and control concerns for reporting to the Audit Committee;
  • Develops/maintains internal Quality Assurance Improvement Program and supporting controls in conjunction with SVP Internal Audit to ensure compliance with Group Internal Audit Department manual and other international best practices (IIA etc);
  • Provides advice to business management on best internal control practices/procedures during audits and adhoc basis;
  • Integrates industry/company best practices on audits when suggesting practical business improvements;
  • Encourages the understanding of Group Policies at sites visited and ensure Audit Work Programmes are drafted and updated to include steps to ensure policies are being followed
  • Supervises team members during audits or other field projects.  Provides on the job training/mentoring as required; monitors staff performance and workload and provides constructive and timely feedback to help others achieve their goals; delegates tasks in constructive and supportive fashion to other team members;
  • Contributes to the development of audit techniques and methodology to ensure continuing improvement in the standard of audit work and continuing relevance to business needs;
  • Continually strives to revise/devise audit work programs to address specific risks core controls and to be effective and comprehensive;\
  • Initiatives and manages change improvements within departments and team;
  • Maintains up-to-date skills relevant for role


  • Degree (Bachelor level) in Finance related area;
  • Professional financial qualification (ACA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent);

    You may also have a:

  • CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) qualification or equivalent


  • Minimum of 8 years audit experience post qualification (preferably with at least 5 years in Internal Audit management)
  • Experience in using data analytics in audit work
  • Experience in marine industry desirable
  • ‘Big 4’ experience desirable


  • Good knowledge and application of the IPPF International Auditing standards; an expert in applying COSO framework on projects;
  • Excellent understanding of Corporate Governance, Risk and Controls;
  • Good commercial acumen;
  • Knowledge of risk management, basic regulatory and legal frameworks
  • Experience in conducting fraud investigations, anti-fraud management
  • Excellent attention to detail with an attitude of ‘anything worth doing is worth doing right every single time;
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills (critical thinking – experienced in analysis/appraisal of the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes (using relevant tools/techniques); finding practical solutions to address issues; identification of gaps in logic and underlying causes of issues; taking on difficult challenges and finding creative, innovative solutions;
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel (pivot tables) and Powerpoint presentations
  • Strong supervisory skills – successful  in juggling multiple projects at the same time; delivering quality results and comfortable working with all styles of team members;
  • Language skills - Spken and written fluent English -  additional languages are a bonus, in particular Arabic, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hindi
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing and active listening:  customizing audit messages to reflect target audiences; expressing ideas and findings clearly with confidence in order to influence others;
  • Strong audit interviewing skills: Extracting key information from variety of sources to support communications;
  • Confidentiality – consideration and protection of confidential data at ALL times;
  • Strong collaboration/Persuasion skills – working independently through self-management with limited direction and guidance, but enjoys collaboration across dynamic and multi-cultural teams through being personable, helpful and incredibly organized;
  • Good experience in conflict management - negotiating and resolving potential disagreements on-site over audit findings/ratings, balancing diplomacy with assertiveness in audit exit meetings;
  • Leads by example in all regards to team and out on remote location.  
Remuneration and Employment Benefits

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

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

Dubai, UAE :DP World, Ltd. (DP World) alerts job applicants and the public about a fraudulent scheme in which DP World has been impersonated.

The scammers fraudulently:
  • Impersonate DP World;
  • Impersonate DP World employees;
  • Conduct “job interviews” via text message, telephone, e-mail, and/or instant message (including Google Hangout) communications for work-from-home positions;
  • “Hire” employees to join DP World;
  • Provide the “employees” with funds to buy home-office equipment and pay DP World “vendors” via fraudulent checks and money orders; and
  • Instruct the “employees” via e-mail, text message, telephone, or instant message to deposit the checks into their personal bank accounts and wire or cash transfer some portion of the funds to “vendors,” which are actually the scammers.
DP World informs job applicants and the public that:
  • DP World is not expanding its operations in the United States in the next 3-6 months (as the scammers allege);
  • DP World’s operations in the United States are currently limited to Charlotte, North Carolina and are not expanding to any other locations for the foreseeable future;
  • DP World does not solicit potential employees via text message or instant messaging;
  • DP World does not interview employees by text message, e-mail, or instant messaging (including Google Hangouts);
  • DP World does not issue payment to its employees, prospective or otherwise, via paper check or money order;
  • DP World does not require employees to buy their own office equipment or personally pay vendors; and
  • The scammers have fraudulently used the name of DP World and its employees without authority and for malicious purposes.

One of the red flags that distinguishes a false communication from a legitimate DP World communication is the poor grammatical use of the English language, which is apparent in conversations with the scammers. Another red flag is the method of communication as DP World does not use commercially-available e-mail providers. No legitimate DP World communication would come from a common, publicly-available email service like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail or Microsoft Outlook.

Further, false communications can also be identified by the tasks requested by the scammers. DP World does not request that its employees pay vendors personally, whether from their own funds or from funds provided by DP World. Likewise, DP World would never ask an employee to cash a check or money order and then make a deposit into a vendor’s account.

Contacted individuals should not respond to any communication regarding the scam, and under no circumstances should any individual deposit any checks, money orders, or other payments from the scammers into their bank accounts. If such funds are for some reason deposited, no payments should be made from those funds for at least seven (7) days after the funds are deposited to ensure the individual’s bank has accepted the check, money order, or other payment.

DP World encourages potential employees to refer to its website and its “Careers” section if they are seeking employment with DP World.

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by DP World, you should direct your concerns to DP World at HO.Recruitment@dpworld.com.

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