Audit Team Lead

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Job Description


Deliver audits, either as an Audit Lead or as a Team Member as described below:
Audit Lead

  • Audit Leads are identified when the annual Audit Programme is prepared. The expectation is that Audit Lead will lead more audits than they Team Member on, and that they lead the larger and more complex audits. 
  • Audit Lead will be accountable to the SAM for the end-to-end delivery of the Audit (Scoping, Planning, Execution, Reporting and Closure) in line with GIA methodology. It is likely that at times during the end-to-end process the Audit Lead will have other activities to deliver such as planning their next audit and being a Team Member on other audits.
  • In addition to delivering the audit the Audit Lead is also responsible for uploading the Findings to the database of Findings and assigning the relevant owner for each finding.

Audit Team Member

  • Responsible for delivering the assigned audit work in line with GIA methodology with minimal supervision and providing direct support, and where appropriate, coaching to the Audit Lead and other team members. 
  • Team member activities will include Execution and may include involvement in other stages of the audit. Assigned work will routinely include being responsible for delivering testing for lines of the test plan, writing associated work papers, drafting sections of the Audit Report and contributing to themes and insights.
  • Allocation as a team member will be based on consideration of skills and capabilities of the individual and the audit team.
  • It is likely that at times while operating as a team member the Audit Lead will have other activities to deliver such as completing their previous audit, planning their next audit etc. Other Internal Audit activities.
  • Verifying completion of Agreed Management Actions for Findings assigned in the database of findings that will be from audits completed/in area of business expertise.
  • Support quarterly reporting to Management and the Board (e.g. ExCom and the Audit Committee). This could include updating data, writing sections of reports, supporting development of insights and themes.
  • Internal Audit continuous improvement/transformation activities – completing assigned activities in support of the Function.
  • Business relationships – hold relationships with relevant people in the business, up to VP/Group Head level, both verbal and written to help facilitate GIA access to information and people to deliver our audit work (Findings and Audits).
  • Live the Petrofac Values and operate to high ethical standards – we access confidential information and are visible across the Group, so we must operate to the highest standards.
  • The above is an outline of key duties and accountabilities, rather than an exclusive or exhaustive list of responsibilities. The post holder is expected to undertake any tasks which may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position.


  • Knowledge of Internal Audit methodologies, tools and techniques.
  • Business Knowledge – expertise in E&C, and oil & gas and/or the technical functions that support them, operating in Petrofac key geographies.
  • Functional knowledge – expertise in some of the key support functions e.g. Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Tax, Compliance, Company Secretary etc.
  • Industry knowledge – knowledge of how Petrofac’s competitors, clients and contractors operate.
  • Graduates, preferably with second degree e.g. MSc, MBA
  • Professional qualification, for example Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, chartered or certified accountant, IT certifications, chartered engineer etc.
  • Analytic skills – ability to apply clarity of thought to audit work.
  • Sound judgement – ability to identify issues that need further testing and understanding of own limitations/when to consult.
  • Report writing- strong written English skills.
  • Internal Audit and/or other relevant experience gained in Petrofac and/or other relevant companies or professional services firms (e.g.: KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PwC).
  • Experience of working in the business either in the first or second line of defense would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in different geographies and multicultural organisations.
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates