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Lead Accountant (Internal Controls)

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Dubai
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/03/2014
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Leading international drilling company with a focus on the MENA area.

The Role:
BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for assisting with the documentation, coordination, and assessment of all key business processes, inherent risks, and mitigating controls throughout the organization. The Internal Controls Supervisor is responsible for the operation and administration of software applications to operate the control framework and for training and education. The Internal Controls Supervisor will assist the Internal Audit department and external auditors. This position oversees the activities of the internal controls team to achieve departmental goals.

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, as well as financial and operational policies and procedures. Assist with maintenance of the Finance Manual.
 Provide internal controls guidance and support to field locations related to adopting best practices and resolving control gaps
2. Quarterly Reporting
 Compile management reporting and certification support for interSupport officer certifications of effective internal control by coordinating sub-certification and monitoring for quarterly and annual reporting
 Document and track reportable control exceptions from inception to remediation
3. 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.
 Assist internal audit with creating testing rounds and uploading testing results in internal controls application
 Assess and reports exceptions identified in testing and by other means
4. Auditor liaison
 Monitor segregation of duties rulebooks, exclusions, and compensating controls in segregation of duties application
 Assist with coordination of testing requirements with internal and external 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.
 Support external auditor planning and mitigation of external auditor findings.
 Help to describe business processes and controls to internal audit and external auditors and external auditors
5. Segregation of duties monitoring
 Monitors segregation of duties rulebooks, exclusions, compensating controls in segregation of duties application.
 Support review any potential segregation of duties violations forwarded from security administration.
 Support administration of annual access review in Certification Manager and support user community during review process

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.

Must have proven communication skills and be comfortable presenting to executive management
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