Principal Auditor

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Date: May 6, 2024

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority

Job Objective

Manage and lead the planning and execution of audit procedures and audit reports to ensure compliance with established standard audit framework and processes of Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA).


Key Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Strategy and Planning
  • Ensure effective cascading of the group strategy into the Section business plans to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with the overall HR department strategies.
  • Manage section involvement in the development, maintenance and implementation of Sector related policies, procedures, processes and controls to ensure consistency in application across ADAA and all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering quality and cost-effective service.
  • Manage the preparation and recommend section budget and monitor financial performance versus the budget while ensuring all sectional activities are conducted in line with the approved guidelines.
  • Develop the section’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in line with ADAA’s business requirements. 
  1. Operations (with sub-headings)[RB1] [MMEB2] 

Role as Section Head:

  • Manage Section’s audit assignments and complete critical complex section as allocated as a part of the annual account plan in accordance with relevant Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) methodologies.
  • Manage Section’s subject entities relations in line with defined protocols and code of ethics.
  • Manage project team members, to achieve the desired objectives in terms of “deliverables, cost and time schedule”.


Audit Operations:

  • Manage preparation of audit reports and documentation for verification and approval by the related department head.
  • Prepare and Review audit reports to ensure integrity of information and alignment with the established audit policies and procedures.
  • Manage the delivery of a complete audit as per ADAA audit requirements.
  • Manage the audit, examination, verification and reconciliation of subject entities financial statements to ensure accuracy and authenticity of information.
  • Plan, prioritize, manage and control stakeholder engagements and present the audit reports to Department Head.
  • Record, review, and interpret data to determine the effectiveness of subject entity operations.
    • Ensure that the audit documentation is kept in order for easy accessibility of information.
  • Review complex financial data ensuring its integrity stands up to scrutiny.
  • Ensure that subject entity is compliant with governance and risk management practices in accordance with approved regulation and globally acceptable practices.
  1. People Management
  • Manage the effective achievement of assigned objectives through the leadership of Section’s engagements by setting of individual objectives, managing performance, developing, and motivating staff to maximize team performance.
  • Develop and manage Section’s engagements and initiatives for the assigned section, collaborating with technical/discipline experts and thereby ensure the availability of talent to fit business requirements.
  • Monitor Section’s training plan to ensure that staff attend all trainings and development activities required for the role to ensure continuous performance improvements.
  • Ensure to provide on the job training, coaching and guidance in areas of subject matter expertise to employees within the assigned section.
  • Review training feedback on program effectiveness with evaluation of performance and provide recommendation to enhance quality of training and qualification program for continuous improvement.
  • Act as a role model and drive adherence to organizational values and ethics by employees of the assigned department to foster a value driven culture within the organization.
  • Manage the workload of staff within the function through the appropriate delegation of work.
  • Maintain regular contacts with the related senior staff from other groups and departments of ADAA to ensure consistency and coordination.
  • Review progress reports of subordinates and makes overall assessment of their performance, from time-to-time.
  • Motivate subordinates, especially focusing on developing the capabilities of UAE nationals, to develop a motivated and high performance team.
  • Manage and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the section, review progress reports of subordinates and provide overall assessment of their performance and recommend corrective actions.
  1. Corporate
  • Adherence and compliance and ensuring Section’s employee adherence and compliance with all ADAA Corporate Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, Health and Safety etc.), and applicable Sector related Manuals, Methodologies and Procedures.
  • Ensure all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions are being followed so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
  • Ensure compliance to organization’s values and ethics at all times to support the establishment of a value drive culture within the organization.
  • Ensure confidentiality of any information obtained in the discharge of the duties of the post are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure strict adherence to all the clauses of ADAA’s Code of Business Conduct.
  • Ensure implementation of the relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures, in the performance of the duties within the Sector.
  • Lead the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement and sustainability of systems, processes and practices considering global standards, productivity improvement and cost reduction.
  • Ensure that all reports are prepared timely and accurately and meet ADAA requirements, policies, and quality standards.
  • Record formalization of lessons learnt and other knowledge areas to be disseminated across the Section.





Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Leadership ILM 5

Professional Experience

  • 7-9 years of relevant experience in financial, compliance, performance audit and advisory industry with preferably 2 years in managerial role.
  • A demonstrated rapid career progression and a strong track record with former employers.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in Arabic and English.

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