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Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Manama, Bahrain
Posted 2 days ago In-Office Permanent competitive

Job Requirements                                          

This is a hybrid opportunity requiring leadership, managerial and technical skills with a hands-on attitude to support the Head of Internal Audit and the team in conducting, on behalf of the Board Audit Committee, independent assessments to evaluate and improve the adequacy and effectiveness of the control framework, risk management and governance processes of the organization. While expected to have experience in auditing IT and Cyber Security, including:

  • Monitor business activity to identify any changes in risk profiles
  • Keep abreast of new laws, regulations, rules, Group and local policies, products, technologies, projects and consider implications
  • Support Internal Audit administrative activities
  • Work with the team in maintaining a structured inventory of auditable entities representing the total population of local divisions, functions, departments, branches and representative offices.
  • Participate in Management Committees on behalf of Internal Audit as an independent observer, as required and assigned
  • Maintain the local Monthly Issue Tracking (MIT) process
  • Support Audit Committee (AC) activities
  • Develop the Annual Audit Plan, and Deliver the Annual Audit Plan
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit on daily tasks, including administrative, projects and ad-hoc activities; Assist to develop, implement, and monitor auditing policies, procedures and systems.


  • University degree preferably in business, information systems, finance, economics, accounting, banking, auditing, risk management or related subjects. Preferably post-graduated
  • Relevant audit professional certification such as CIA or CISA and desirable possessing additional technical professional certifications such as CPA, ACCA, CMA, CFE, FRM


  • At least 15 years’ experience in audit / assurance services
  • Directly assisted / acted as a deputy to the Head of Audit in his/her various responsibilities
  • Presented and provided support to an Audit Committee
  • Managed people or acted as Team Leader
  • Led audits against industry standards e.g. PCIs, ISO 9001, 27001, 22301
  • Experience with IT/Cyber Security related audits
  • Proven experience with the identification and assessment of risks and controls, preferably related to the IT related areas
  • Development and delivery of presentations to senior audience
  • Proven leadership skills, with business acumen


  • Strong knowledge and understanding of cards processing, merchants & acquiring, electronic payments and Fintech products, services, processes and related risks and controls
  • Subject Matter Expertise in auditing (or working experience) one or more of the areas: IT, Information & Cyber Security, Operational Resilience, Digital Transformation, Risk Management or Regulatory Compliance
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of risk-based audit methodologies, international audit standards and processes and the 3 lines of defense model
  • Familiarity with using audit management software (e.g. Teammate, BWise) and possessing data analytics skills for complex business data utilizing automated tools would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of GCC regulatory requirements for ‘Ancillary Services’, preferably the Central Bank of Bahrain’s rulebook
  • Understanding of accounting/finance would be advantageous
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and other collaboration tools.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English (a second language is desirable e.g. Arabic or French)
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