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Internal Controls Manager (DrillingCo)

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Dubai
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 21/10/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a leading international drilling company with a particular focus on the Middle East.

The Role:
REPORTS TO: Vice President & Controller



BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the communication, documentation, coordination, and assessment of all key business processes, inherent risks, and internal controls throughout the organization. Responsible for support and monitoring of the company’s internal control environment to promote (1) reliability of financial statements, (2) efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, (3) compliance with laws and regulations, and (4) safeguarding of assets. In charge of process improvements across the organization and standardization of processes in all locations.


1. Internal Controls Framework

• Maintain documentation of significant business processes.

• Support the design of the internal control framework in accordance with accepted standards and practices.

• Support the maintenance and updating of the internal control framework.

• Establish and implement internal controls policies and procedures

• Provide internal controls guidance and support to field locations
• Document and track reportable control exceptions from inception to remediation

2. Controls Testing

• Administer testing and compliance with entity level controls

• Administer control self- assessments by identifying controls to be tested in locations, coordinate test plans with internal audit, support process owners on how to complete testing, and monitor internal audit review of results.
• Assess and reports exceptions identified in testing and by other means

3. Auditor liaison

• Assist with coordination of testing requirements with internal auditors for scheduled audits of internal controls over financial reporting
• Serve as a liaison between internal audit and the field locations to coordinate audits and to develop remediation plans for control exceptions.

• Help to describe business processes and controls to internal audit prior to contacting the field.

4. Process Improvements

• Assist all locations in standardization of Company processes

• Propose process improvement initiatives to all locations, both at Field and Corporate

• Contribute to the streamlining of the Finance function and how Finance employees execute their role


Travel requirements are 30% to 40% to all Company locations.
Must have proven communication skills and be comfortable presenting to executive management.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in accounting or finance / CPA or CIA or equivalent


• A minimum of seven years professional financial and accounting experience.

• Exposure to an international environment of a multi-national company.

• Solid experience in Internal Controls in multi-national company
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