Internal Audit Manager Employment Opportunity – SeaOwl Energy Services

Job Title: Internal Audit Manager

Organisation: SeaOwl Energy Services

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

SeaOwl manages the complete recruitment cycle from sourcing, recruitment, mobilization and personnel planning for energy customers. It is specialized in highly-skilled profiles and the underlying activity of designees / staff mainly covers drilling and off-shore oil rig management. It also provides scalable, integrated operations & maintenance resources and services covering the lifecycle of energy assets, as well as tele-operated surveillance and maintenance services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the consistency and adequacy of Affiliate’s internal control framework with the requirements of Group.
  • Work with management to ensure a system is in place to identify and analyse all major risks of the BU on a regular basis as appropriate.
  • Develop an efficient self-assessment test on the Company’s controls
  • Manages the implementation of the SOX provisions within the Affiliate involving the definition of an appropriate control structure based on business process review and risk assessment, documentation of key processes and related controls, monitoring of control performance, ensuring compliance with entity level controls (ELC) and activity level controls (ALC), coordination of internal control reviews, ensuring the timely implementation of SOX remedial action plans.
  • Coordinates the implementation of Internal Control Questionnaires SOX ELC. Coordinates the planning, execution and reporting to HQ of SOX control self-assessments.
  • Coordinates and validates results of SOX ALC testing campaigns.
  • Reports regularly to Senior Management and E&P HQ Internal Control on important Internal Control issues/ deficiencies.
  • Ensures the implementation of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) in the Affiliate. Supports and maintains GRC processes in the respective GRC platforms.
  • Promotes the awareness of GRC processes (Segregation of duties, Mitigation controls, Critical / sensitive transactions, Emergency access management –Firefighters).
  • Participate in annual Company risk assessments reviewed and used in annual audit plan
  • Participate in Joint Venture audits with Group Auditors and other JV partners
  • Participate in project audits to assess the risks and management controls throughout the life cycle of the project to ensure efficiency and Cost Recovery to the group.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of the control environment and related control activities.
  • Raises awareness and promotes the culture of Internal Control within the Affiliate.
  • Ensures the existence of an appropriate delegation to authorize or approve internally and to represent/ commit with respect to external parties in accordance with E&P rules and its consistency with respective information systems.
  • Develops and implements an overall risk management process (including risk mapping) for the Affiliate.
  • Assists Management with identifying and resolving risks issues by coordinating action plans.
  • Builds risk awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the Affiliate.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures comply with local and international regulations, and E&P rules/ standards.
  • Manages the Affiliate’s CMS by ensuring that company policies and procedures are up to date, valid and applied.
  • Ensures that all updated policies and procedures are published and stored on the Affiliate’s repository and communicated to all staff on a timely manner
  • Defines the follow-up plan for corrective actions agreed with responsible parties to ensure the proper implementation of the audit recommendations.
  • Ensures recovery of monetary findings detected during audit reviews
  • Reports on the status of action items to Audit Committee or another equivalent governing body within the Affiliate and E&P/SG/GOUV/CIC through audit memos and draft reports to affected departments and recommend solution to identified problem areas.
  • Prepare draft audit reports to be reviewed by the Deputy General Manager, the audit committees and send to the Leadership team and audited entities for information, compliance and monitoring.
  • To coordinate coverage with the external auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other’s work but also well briefed on areas of concern
  • To report to both the audit committee and management on the policies, programmes and activities of the department
  • Participate / Co-ordinate special investigations, produce draft reports on findings and recommend solutions.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in either accounting/ Finance/ Economics/ Certified Internal Auditor or any other relevant discipline.
  • A valid membership of the relevant professional body (CIA, CIMA , ACCA, ICPAU)
  • Must have at least 8 – 10 years post qualified working experience in SOX or other internal control standards, internal and/or external audit, risk assessment methodologies and practices in operational activities. In-depth knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and accounting procedures.
  • A knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits
  • Proficient in ERP systems
  • A knowledge of computerized accounting and auditing record keeping systems
  • An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit, particularly legislation changes and developments as they affect the industry and new auditing techniques and practices
  • Broad leadership experience to manage and mentor a team
  • An ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other staff and to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • An ability to identify issues and formulate solutions


How to Apply:

All Interested applicants who meet the criteria as outlined above are encouraged to send a detailed CV ONLY by email to:


Subject of your email should be the position you are applying for. Do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any questions or need any clarifications


Deadline: Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 5:00pm


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