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VAC4149 - IS Audit Manager

Division Internal Audit
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 29-Apr-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
  • To lead data analytics function, develop and deliver the annual Data Analytics (DA) Plan for DP World Group to support GIA, BUs, Regional and Head Office Management.
  • To lead routine to moderately complex DA assignments effectively to identify control weaknesses using Data Analytics tools for full population data testing.
  • To produce effective and accurate DA findings and reports to communicate exceptions identified.
Key Accountabilities
  • To lead and perform IT moderately complex DA projects includes plan, define scope, develop and execute tests, data ETL and report findings to various recipients in agreed format and level of detail
  • Lead and set up Data Analytics program using ACL and other appropriate tools to perform analytics for areas e.g. Journal Entry testing, revenue reconciliation between billing and operational systems, support finance audit teams with CAATs (computer assisted audit techniques), conducts data extraction and analysis using ACL
  • Maintain DA Universe and DA Risk universe for DP World Group with input from F&O, IT Audit, ERM and FRS.
  • Develop, maintain and report on: DA Long term and short term strategy; criteria to evaluate risks and factors to determine DA requirements.
  • Own and deliver a suite of value driven assurance analytics services across multiple DP World Terminals / Regions in a repeatable and sustainable manner;
  • Act as an independent advisor and assurance provider to assist DP World senior management in verifying data integrity on key performance evaluation or decision making metrics;
  • Responsible for leading and implementing the Operationalization Plan for DA Strategy
  • Identify, document, maintain the needs, benefits, value adds of DA for various stakeholders, processes, high risk areas, marketing material 
  • Identify document maintain the processes, areas, where DA can be implemented with input from Stakeholders, CAE, DA Committee, and GIA departments
  • Develop the DA Service Offering Catalogue, define – the DA to be done; data needed; duration and effort required; the objective; benefits achieved; deliverables; resourcing; etc
  • Engage with DA project stakeholders at levels to agree DA planned projects by presenting benefits, values adds. Linking back to business benefits/ objectives, controls, risks, efficiency, etc.
  • Responsible for performing annual DA risk assessment, develop annual DA plan with input from DAS IT Associate and key stakeholders – Regions, BUs, Head Office departments, Finance Audit, IT Audit, ERM, FRS and other stakeholders.
  • Work with CAE, GM IS Audit to finalize annual DA plan & staffing. Present DA plan to DA Committee for review & Obtain AC approval.
  • Develop and maintain annual schedule for agreed DA services / projects work with input from various GIA teams
  • Perform DA feasibility study from an effort and data perspective – Availability (can we get the data with a reasonable amount of effort), structure (is the data structured in a consistent manner), integrity (is the data well organized and clean), IT availability (are existing IT resources available and capable of providing the DA project team with the data they need in the required time frame).
  • Develop DA Delivery SoW including - objective, scope, task list, timelines, for each DA project, determine roles and responsibilities, IT SoW, issue engagement memo to project sponsor and obtain approval to proceed. Guide DAS Associate to develop IT SoW, review and finalize IT SoW.
  • Define entry criteria for a project to qualify as a DA initiative.
  • Periodically review the technology and tools being used for the DA and suggest to CAE, DA Committee, GM IS Audit services on the applicability of the tools.
  • Review the standard Data ETL requirements for various DA projects, Understand, and review documents for data structures under each area where DA projects are delivered.
  • Be custodian of DA repository - Develop and Maintain a library of scripts and visualizations for the tests conducted by the DA team.
  • Keep up to date with the DA industry trends and advancements by investing in self-learning and being an active member and contributor at organizations such as ISACA, DA forums, IT Audit/ DA groups,
  • Conducts non-audit projects (e.g. incident reviews, business process reviews, compliance reviews, fraud investigations, project reviews).
  • Complies with Fatal Risk Standards, Health & Safety Policy and safe working practices, ensure responsibility for safety and discipline in work area and report accidents and ‘near misses’ in accordance with defined safety procedures;
  • Acts as ambassador for the company at all times internally and externally;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Understand and adheres to DP World’s Code of Conduct Policy.
  • Ensure that their direct reports are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • The above outlined responsibilities are not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other tasks that are appropriate to your role in addition to these.
  • Ability to quickly identify signs of control and procedure weaknesses or failures within disparate business functions;
  • Demonstrates know-how of company and business process flows and company’s business and applies this knowledge to identify recommendations;
  • Possibility to travel internationally on an occasional basis (between 0 - 30% travel);
  • Perform all assigned audit duties in manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors;


Experience & Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Finance/ Accounting/ IT, with experience in delivering and managing DA projects, experience in implementing data analytics at an organization
  • 2 or more Audit / DA related qualifications in good standing e.g. IIA, CIA, CMA, CISA, etc
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, Presentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with the business users, management and department heads with the DP World Group. Ability to influence top management and executive to obtain support and buy in on DA initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action
  • Good communicator with analytical and problem solving skills, good commercial acumen
  • Proficiency in languages e.g. Arabic, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin an advantage
  • Ability to work as a team player with flexible hours often in split environments.
  • Self-starter, working with minimal supervision 
  • Experience
  • 2-3 years Corporate/ industry experience in a finance manager / ERP administration or implementation role
  • 6 to 8 years post qualification audit experience
  • 3+ years of ACL / DA experience including designing DA solutions, implementing and developing ETL/ scripts and presenting results
  • Thorough understanding of Audit procedures, internal controls, Data Analytics benefits and delivery
  • Knowledge of financial processes and systems
  • Understanding of DA benefits, value adds, and how these ties back to risk, controls, business needs
  • Working knowledge of ACL – importing data from various sources – flat files, databases, etc; categorizing and storing data in ACL; writing ACL scripts to analyze the data and present outputs in a report – in excel or other formats;
  • Data Visualization – experienced in developing requirements and designing the end visualization and graphic representation of DA results / outputs to stakeholders. Possess working knowledge of tools like Crystal Reports, ACL Dashboard, R, SPSS, Tableau, ClickView or other tools are selected by DP World Group Internal Audit aligning to the overall Group Level Analytics strategy etc.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification; Project management;
  • In depth knowledge of terminal operations and related systems such as SPARCS, Zodiac, Engineering systems, Gate systems etc.
  • Project management methodologies (PMI, PRINCE2 etc.)
  • Big 4 background beneficial
  • Independently plan and complete work seeking guidance from CAE as needed.
  • Consistently document relevant facts and information which support the work performed and effectively evaluate audit results, weighing the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence.
  • Provide professional support to rest of Internal Audit team and identify and maintain DA technical and best practice standards within the Group



  • IT General Controls Testing, knowledge of finance systems e.g. Oracle, SAP, Sage, Dynamics, Computer Assisted Tests (CATs) using ACL
  • Comfortable working in time sensitive situations. Flexibility, ability to change priorities quickly, and capacity to handle multiple tasks are often required of this position.
  • An expert in use of Data Analytics tools primarily ACL, and also in using other tools like Excel including Macros for data testing, ensuring level of tests performed is at par with offerings by external penetration and security test providers.
  • Automated Application Control testing – Reviewing variety of computerized information systems such as Financial systems, systems that support Terminal Operations and Engineering Asset Management
  • Apply internal control concepts in a wide variety of information technology processes and appropriately assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.
  • Strong knowledge in other areas eg Finance, Fraud, Corporate Governance with the ability to apply to IT audits
  • Strong verbal and listening communication and presentation skills with the ability to persuade and influence management, and communicate complex, sensitive and contentious information with ease;
  • Excellent report writing skills; Desire for accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to be able to work as part of cross functional team and/or independently; self-motivated and proactive
  • Superior time management and demonstrable project management skills to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Good cultural awareness and ability to work with employees from different cultural and national backgrounds;

Additional Language skills preferable

Other Information

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

  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Transportation Allowance 
  • Annual Air Ticket(s) for self / and dependents
  • Private Medical Coverage for self / and dependents
  • 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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