Title:  30000496


Job Information

Job Title: Chief Internal Audit Reporting to Chief Executive Officer
Department / Plant Name Internal Auditing Section  
Grade 20 Job ID 30000496


Job Summary

The Chief Internal Audit Officer serves SCC as the Head of Internal Audit Activity and as a member of the executive management team. Performs advanced level professional internal auditing work as a key component of SCC’s governance structure. Work involves directing a comprehensive audit program including performance, financial, and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to SCC’s management and staff; providing direction to development of the annual audit plan; and providing ongoing training, coaching and supervision to internal audit staff. Maintains SCC’s professional ethical standards and works independently with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directs audit staff in the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of internal audit operations, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff; and taking corrective actions to address performance problems.
  • Directs the identification and evaluation of SCC’s risk areas and oversees the development of the annual audit plan.
  • Directs the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing, and analyzing evidence, and documenting auditee’s processes and procedures.
  • Directs the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing, and administering surveys, composing summary memos, and preparing working papers.
  • Directs the audit staff in the identification, development, and documentation of audit issues and recommendations.
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with the auditee, staff, management, and Audit Committee through individual contacts and meetings.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Represents internal audit at management and Audit Committee meetings and with external organizations.
  • Performs related work as assigned by the Audit Committee.
  • Communicates the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Audit Committee.
  • Leading the Risk team effectively to perform Risk assessment as per approved Risk Plan.
  • Define and evaluate proper controls for each risk mentioned in the Risk Plan.
  • Provide quarterly report about Risk activities to Audit Committee.

Communication Channel

Internal Communication

  • Saudi Ceramics Corporate Divisions Heads.
  • Saudi Ceramics Business Units Heads


External Communication

  • External and contract auditors/ consultants
  • Other industry organizations.


Bachelor’s degree (in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field) from an accredited college or university
Master’s degree (in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field) from an accredited college or university


  • Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or (SOCPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or equivalent.
  • 10 years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including seven years of supervisory or project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.
  • Considerable skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Extensive skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Considerable skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
  • Skill in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries, and analyses.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications (English and Arabic), including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff, and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.


Analytical Thinking
Coaching & Mentoring
Crisis Management & Resolution
Decision Making
Executive Development
Impact and Influence
Leading and Managing Change
Loyalty & Dedication
Managing People
Relationship Building
Visioning and Alignment
Work Ethics and Values

Key Performance Indicators