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Associate Director / Director - Cyber (IT Audit & Assurance)

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company: kpmgalfoza

Associate Director – Cybersecurity, IT Audit & Assurance


We value the fresh perspective that experienced professionals can bring. Whether you are currently working in industry, the public sector, a smaller firm or another 'Big Four' organization, you can expect to make a difference from day one.

Whatever your background, you will be able to use the knowledge you already have and see it develop quickly. You can look forward to working with a wide range of businesses from multinationals to smaller, local companies and the opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills. With at least 1500 KPMG firms' professionals on an international assignment at any one time, there are also likely to be opportunities to work at an international level.

If you have more than eight years' experience you will almost certainly be looking for a senior position. We recruit at all levels — right up to Director — and value skills and experience gained in industry, the public sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other professional services organizations. There are great opportunities for senior professionals in client-facing and business service areas, including the opportunity to work at a regional or global level. Browse our profiles to read about several people who have joined KPMG firms from elsewhere.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to look for a new job, joining KPMG Advisory practice will be the best next step for your career.

KPMG Professional Services is currently seeking to hire an experienced Associate Director for a permanent opportunity to work with our Risk Consulting function.

Job purpose:

KPMG SLC Cyber / Assurance solutions are designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal audit functions, reviews of third party relationships and risks and controls management. KPMG perform IT audits & assurance as part of co-source, outsourced or individual projects as well as based on staff expansion model for a specified duration


Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Owning and managing the go to market strategy
  • Own revenue targets in terms of both sales and delivery
  • Work with partners and directors and identify new business opportunities
  • Managing the Cybersecurity Assurance team
  • Delivery of the practice objective and high-end quality at the day to day level
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate technical issues to client
  • Meeting deliverables for all the clients as per engagement letter
  • Seamless transition of new projects/clients


Technical Skillsets:

  • Detailed understanding of technology touchpoints in the processes and linkages to financial reporting & operations.
  • Thorough understanding of General IT Controls, ERPs (either SAP or Oracle), Operating Systems and Databases, ERP Analytics, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Cyber Security, Business Continuity Management and Emerging Technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of IT & Cyber Governance and standards/frameworks like ISO27001, COBIT & COSO
  • Leading IT Internal Audits in several industries and experience of ISAE 3402/SOC 1/SOC 2 IT Attestation
  • Leading IS and IT policies and procedures development and review projects, COBIT assessment and implementation projects.
  • Leading teams and performance management.
  • Basic knowledge of GRC and Continuous Auditing & Monitoring solutions.


Education requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university (Computer Science or Cybersecurity)
  • CISA
  • CA/CPA/CIA preferred
  • ISO Certifications e.g., CISM, CISSP preferred


Work experience requirements:

  • 8-10 years post qualification experience required.
  • Experience in IT Advisory, IT Audit Support or Technology Risk Consulting in a Big 4.
  • Working experience in an FS entity or large (complex) organization(s)


Our Benefits:

KPMG Professional Services provides several benefits which are as follows:

  • Health: KPMG offers medical insurance option to meet your needs through Premium Medical Care Coverage for employee & dependent family members.
  • Career Development & Trainings: KPMG always focus on the career pathing & training of its employees. It gives you a platform for unparalleled learning & development.
  • Personal Time Off: In KPMG, employees are entitled to take 25 days Annual leave & 11 days paid Holidays.
  • Money-Saving Benefit: KPMG offers several benefits, including Mobile Allowance, Schooling Allowance, Annual Air Tickets Allowance & Relocation Allowance.
  • Professional Services Competitive Salaries & tax free: KPMG offers competitive & tax-free salary.