Job Details
Posting Date
01/11/2021 Expiry Date 01/12/2021 Job Reference Number: 1749-2021-11-01T10:33:52
Internal Audit Associate
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Compliance Office
Job Purpose

To ensure ongoing implementation of the compliance and internal audit policies and procedures at the University of Sharjah in order to improve the effectiveness of internal operations, control systems and governance procedures.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Assist in developing, organizing and execution of risk-based plans. Lead the department's audit activities as per the Code of Ethics (Integrity, Objectivity, Confidentiality, and Competency), and the Standards of Conduct (Service, Excellence, Leadership, and Professionalism).
  2. Ensure consistent application of University By-Laws, policies, procedures, and statutory regulations. As well as investigate any financial risks and identify opportunities for improvement.
  3. Respond to alleged non-compliance to By-Laws, regulations, procedures and standards, with appropriate recommended actions.
  4. Prepare audit, UOS operation, progress of internal audit activities and other task related reports, as well as provide client updates and draft final report for the management and audit committee.
  5. Review the reliability and integrity of the financial and operating means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information. As well as report the effectiveness and efficiency of the internal controls, governance and risk management  to senior management and Audit committee
  6. Support investigative audits and analysis, as well as draft the compliance reports for top management.
  7. Carry out periodic reviews, test checking of auditing processes, and workflow cycles to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness, and add value to the operation, as well report all outcomes to the line manager. 
  8. Ensure the implementation of audit standards and code of ethics during the audit and investigations activities and provide ad vices to the staff members regarding that as well as propose adjustment to business workflow cycles to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  9. Prepare various reports, analysis and statistics related to the Compliance and Internal Audit Office when requested by the line manager.
  10. Ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of any incoming or outgoing financial information/data.

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of related processes, best practices, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, editing and documenting skills.
  • Ability to build and manage positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent writing, editing and documenting skills.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Inquisitive mind and passion for excellence.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a relevant discipline.
  • A professional qualification as a chartered accountant such as such as ACCA, ICAS, CIMA or ICAEW.
  • Or a "Certified Internal Auditor" certification such as Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
  • 2-4 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Priority to UAE Nationals.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all