Manager – Technology & Data Audit

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Job Description

Department Definition

The Internal Audit Department is responsible for conducting independent and objective assurance reviews designed to add value and improve operational procedures within Expo City Dubai Authority and its subsidiaries including Expo City Dubai LLC (i.e. Expo City Real Estate Developments; Community Services/Operations; Future Technologies), Events & Entertainment, Education & Culture, Expo Dubai Group, and all Shared Services and Subsidiaries (collectively referred to as ‘Expo City Dubai Authority Group’ or ‘Group’ or ‘ECDAG’). The department evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls within the processes across departments thereby assisting to accomplish Expo City Dubai’s objectives. The Department ensures that its staff members conduct their activities in accordance with the Code of Ethics i.e. with utmost integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competence.

Opportunity Responsibilities

Manager – Technology and Data Audit is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Internal Audit; Head– Internal Audit, Expo City Dubai; and other Internal Audit Department personnel in execution of the Internal Audit related Objectives, Performance Standards, Risk Based Internal Audit Plan and other Internal Audit related activities for Expo City Dubai LLC and ECDAG Shared Services, the responsibilities covers the internal controls/reviews for Expo City Technologies.

The main responsibilities for this role include:

Strategic & Operational Responsibilities:

Technology and Specific Operations Audits: The role covers responsibility of “Technology Audits” and specific responsibility of “IT Audits”. The responsibility includes overseeing the internal audit/assurance activities related to Expo City Technology, (per the approved IA Plan):

  • Applications Audits;
  • Cybersecurity Audits;
  • General Controls Audits;
  • Post Implementation Reviews;
  • Project Management Audits;
  • Smart City Technologies Audits;
  • Virtual Expo and Metaverse Audits; and
  • Other Expo City Technologies (Shared Services).

Detailed Workstream Analysis:

  • Planning and scoping IT audit assignments effectively, agreeing deadlines and ensuring a comprehensive and appropriate terms of reference is set for each review.
  • Conduct IT field work in accordance with the audit program and test plans and supervise work of team.
  • Identify key IT risks to business objectives, evaluating and testing controls in place and identify areas for improvement.
  • Conduct IT Applications Audit, Cybersecurity, IT General Controls Audit, and conducting IT System Controls audit.
  • Conduct independent reviews and evaluations of any and all management operations and activities including the systems of internal controls.
  • Ensure adequate planning during each audit assignment prior to commencing fieldwork
  • Review / prepare reports on findings and recommends improvements in policies, procedures, IT Applications and internal controls.
  • Review/provide quality assurance inputs in the reports and recommendations.
  • Producing audit reports to meet the required standard for reporting and maintaining Internal Audit and special assignment documentation in accordance with IIA Standards.
  • Managing special assignments (including fraud investigations) and advisory work in the domain of Internal Audit and related areas.
  • Assist in coordinating with Government Auditors and address any specific requirement.
  • Any other duties as may be required by VP – Internal Audit/Head – Internal Audit, Expo City Dubai.

People Responsibilities:

  • Manage the audit team responsibly and proficiently during the IT audit engagements, providing effective line management to direct reports and/or external consultant resources;
  • Embed culture and vision Expo City Dubai by role-modelling organizational behaviors through performance management, feedback and coaching;
  • Meet with Senior Management and other members of the Company and its subsidiaries as a part of the IT audit process and support the Internal Audit team;
  • Engage with all members of Expo City Dubai and its subsidiaries and work with them to understand the IT business, organization, processes, risks and controls;
  • Meet with Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers as a part of the IT audit process;
  • Meet with any other personnel as directed by the Head – Internal Audit and/or other senior members of the Internal Audit Department; and
  • Liaise and work with external Big 4 firms or any other consultancy/audit firms that may be appointed from time to time.
  • Problem Solving capabilities and transparent communication with all personnel in a timely and effective manner.


6+ years of experience in Internal/IT audit, preferably work experience with Big 4 IT Audit; Internal Audit Department of any Corporate or Government organization in UAE, as well as:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Computer Science/IT preferred;
  • Should have experience of conducting IT audits including managing co-sourced cybersecurity audits;
  • Relevant IT certifications – CISA, CISSP, Cybersecurity certifications etc. preferred;
  • Complete own work to the required quality standards and deliver work on time;
  • Handle multiple priorities at any one time;
  • Interact with others in a manner that is respectful, patient, tolerant and understanding;
  • MS Office;
  • Audit Tools;
  • Excellent Business English writing skills;
  • Transparency, integrity and honesty.
Dubai, UAE