Audit Manager

Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s new national airline is looking for global talent to build on our ambition to be the World’s most inspiring airline with an exceptional guest experience. 

Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s new national airline is looking for global talent to build on our ambition to be the World’s most inspiring airline with an exceptional guest experience. 


As an Audit Manager at Riyadh Air, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity of our internal controls and processes. Your primary responsibility will be to manage and execute audit engagements, monitor compliance, and provide insightful recommendations to enhance operational performance and risk management.


  • Assurance Planning

    • Contribute towards the development of an annual, comprehensive, and risk-focused assurance plan. Supporting rolling/regular reviews of the plan on a quarterly basis.
    • Maintain accurate risk assessments of business units within the audit universe.
    • Own the overall approach for individual assurance reviews assigned, developing testing programmes and strategies to assess internal controls, risk management and compliance.
    • Continuously seek to automate and drive efficiency's assurance and risk planning processes, including championing the use of data during risk assessments and scoping.

    Engagement Delivery and Management

    • Execute audits across departments, systems, and processes to assess if management have established appropriate business processes, and controls proportionate to key risks.
    • Manage allocated co-source / team members and self on a project-by-project basis, ensuring planning, fieldwork, and reporting are completed to time, quality, and budget expectation.
    • Identify opportunities to automate audit activity, innovating and experimenting with processes and technologies, and adopting a data-led mentality to provide enhanced assurance.
    • Remain self-motivated when working on assurance activities in isolation, delivering consistent high-quality deliverable with energy and drive.

    Reporting and Change Management

    • Create high quality, insightful and engaging audit reports that clearly frame improvement opportunities within the context of the business units'objectives and language.
    • Identify pragmatic and convincing audit recommendations that address root causes, mitigate risks, improve controls and business process, and drive positive and demonstrable change.
    • Identify and implement strategies to overcome blockers and challenges, demonstrating commercial acumen to balance control objectives within financial and other constraints.
    • Design and deliver effective follow-up activities which ensure that agreed audit actions translate into positive change for the business (such as via regular action tracking and reporting, discrete follow-up reviews, and/or creation of audit action working groups).

    Advisory and Ad-Hoc Activities

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, fostering a culture of open communication and collaboration facilitating proactive and regular requests for support.
    • Own and lead any ad-hocadvisory and consulting activities assigned following agreement and approval by the VP of Internal Audit.
    • Work closely with second-line functions to proactively improve governance, and to identify and enable assurance mapping and combined assurance efforts.
    • Conduct any investigations which may be requested by the VP of Internal Audit, such as into significant allegations of fraud, bribery, or corruption.
    • Ensure that investigations are conducted with the utmost professional care, protecting chain-of-custody and supporting any disciplinary or legal processes which may be taken as a result.

    Professional and Team Development

    • Stay abreast of industry best practices, emerging risks, and regulatory changes.
    • Continuously identify opportunities to learn and improve, including identifying formal and informal training and development opportunities for both self and teammates.
    • Champion initiatives to improve the department, building business cases for new tools and systems, and conducting proof of concepts for new audit technologies and techniques.
    • Train colleagues in areas of personal interest and excellence. Coach and mentor junior members of the audit team, promoting their professional development and growth.


Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in internal or external audit, with at least 3 years in a managerial capacity.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and executing audit engagements, preferably within aviation, a related industry or a Big Four consultancy

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is strongly preferred.

Competency Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of auditing standards, risk assessment, internal control frameworks, and financial reporting.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in using audit management software and data analytics tools.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.

This opportunity is closed to applications.