Audit Specialist - Internal

Posted 6 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basrah, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire an Audit Specialist for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years with Big four audit firms and experience with the oil and gas industry. Fluency in Arabic and English is a must.

Reports to

Audit Section Head – Internal


  • Internal Audit


Provide necessary assistance to Sr Audit Specialist in planning & conducting internal audits with a view to prevent & avoid risk to the company interests & help maintain its long term operational, financial & regulatory control framework, enhance company’s sustainable and healthy development.



  • Assist Sr Audit Specialist in preparation of annual internal audit work plan
  • Develop, organize and execute audit programs as set in Annual Internal Audit Work Plan in consultation with Sr Audit Specialist
  • Assist Sr Audit Specialist in monitoring company's operational activities and processes
  • Communicate assigned tasks to engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results
  • Frequent communication with other departments in order to ensure UEG’s / company audit recommendations are appropriately implemented and constantly followed up
  • Provide necessary assistance to UEG Internal Audit team for audit plans.
  • Coordination with UEG IA team on routine work
  • In order to reach audit target, for each specific audit program, design detailed audit plan for execution in consultation with Sr Audit Specialist
  • Ensure follow up and execution of audit program
  • monitor audit quality
  • collect, document and update work procedures of operating activities
  • establish appropriate and complete audit documentation
  • organize departmental daily business.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


Minimum Qualification

  • Accounting, audit or finance bachelor’s degree or above; Chartered Accountant or Chartered Internal Auditor as a plus.

Minimum Experience

  • 3 – 5 years with Big four audit firms. Experience in exploration & development in oil and gas industry and ERP tools like IDEAS and SAP

Job-Specific Skills

  • Native Arabic speaker with proficiency in English language. Expertise in MS Excel.


  • Line Manager (Dept. Manager / Section Head)

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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