KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Consultant- Corporate Governance - Governance, Risk and Compliance Services

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Competitive salary
15 Sep 2023
15 Oct 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Key areas of focus include:

Corporate governance and/or Internal audit/Internal controls over financial reporting


  • As an Advisory Senior, you will make a significant technical contribution to client engagements and internal projects.
  • Within your role, you will actively establish, maintain, and strengthen internal and external relationships. With a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, compliance, and governance issues, you will escalate issues as appropriate to the Manager/Director.
  • Working closely with colleagues, you will confirm whether the work plan is properly executed, documented, and concluded in compliance with KPMG’s guidelines.
  • Working effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Building strong internal relationships within KPMG and with other services across the organization
  • Contribute to performance feedback for staff
  • Other cognate duties
  • Superior analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Internal Audit

  • Perform risk assessments by analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the company
  • Conduct process understanding session with client to gain knowledge of on ground practices, policies and procedure implemented to identify the design gaps, associated risks
  • Develop internal audit program containing detailed testing strategies to validate the efficacy implemented controls
  • Lead client discussions/presentations for gaps identified along with root causes and provide agile solutions mitigating the risks
  • Skill set to develop policies and procedures from scratch highlighting balanced control environment mitigating business risks
  • Acumen to identify business deficiencies and recommending value adding solution driving.
  • Writing detailed audit reports effectively communicating the gaps, risks, and recommendations
  • Helping prepare reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties

Role: Corporate Governance

  • Advise on effective corporate governance structure including roles and responsibilities of the CEO, Board Committee etc.
  • Assist in development of Delegation of Authority at corporate level based on the constitutional documents such as Articles of Association, Shareholder Agreement, BOD committee terms of reference, etc.
  • Advise on matters to be delegated to the CEO and reserved for BOD/Shareholder matters.
  • Assist in drafting terms of reference for BOD Committees, etc.
  • Advise on the type of BOD committees to be developed i.e., advisory/decision making
  • Ensure full compliance with relevant legislation and regulation pertaining to the corporate governance of the entity
  • Assist in managing the preparation and publication of the Annual Corporate Governance Statement, Reports and Accounts, and other annual reports as required. This also includes monitoring and disclosure of Third-Party transactions.
  • Assist in the implementation of the governance framework.
  • Regular review and maintenance of the Corporate Governance policy.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in finance, Business or other related field
  • Industry related certification (e.g., ACCA, ICAEW, CIA, CRMA, ICSA, ACAMS)
  • 4-5 years professional experience in the internal auditing preferably within Big4 and/or leading companies
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Knowledge in data analytics would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must possess flawless communication skills in English. Arabic will be a big plus
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