Senior Internal Auditor

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through innovative and collaborative research and to address challenges of regional and global significance. 

KAUST is located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers high quality residences, extensive recreational facilities, a genuinely multicultural environment and a high quality of life for employees and their families, and internationally competitive salaries. 

Under the general direction and supervision of the Internal Audit Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor plans and executes assigned assurance and consulting engagements, adding value and helping the University accomplish its objectives through improvement in its risk management, control, governance, and operational processes. 

Key Responsibilities include the:

  • use of professional judgment and the internal audit methodology to plan individual audits, including the development of proposed audit objectives and scope, detailed risk assessments and test plans.
  • identification and definition of issues and exceptions, formulating practical, value adding, recommendations to address root causes.
  • proactive communication of such issues/recommendations to management during the course of each audit, verifying the accuracy of findings and securing preliminary commitment to recommended actions.
  • establishment of effective working relationships with management, ensuring responses to issues are adequate and actionable, with appropriate ownership and timetables established.
  • follow-up of open audit issues, executing corroboration activities in a full and timely basis.
  • performance of a range of roles, as assigned, on departmental initiatives, special projects and investigations. 

Qualifications & Experience:
The ideal candidate will have an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, accounting or a related business field.

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is desirable,

Preferably eight years of professional experience with substantial experience in audit. Experience in public sector auditing is desirable. 

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