Assistant Manager | IT Audit | Kuwait

Kuwait | Audit & Assurance | Posted on 02-Jan-2023

Position Summary


Deloitte, established globally in 1845, is the world’s largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. We are present in more than 150 countries, and as the world's largest management consulting business, Deloitte is distinct in its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation.

Deloitte has a proud legacy in the Middle East region, with an uninterrupted presence since 1926, and is present across 29 offices in 15 countries. Over the last 96 years, we have served as trusted advisors for clients. Deloitte’s presence in the region has contributed to the advancement and growth of the professional services industry in the region.

We have received numerous awards in the last few years, such as Brand Finance’s strongest and most valuable "commercial services" brand in the world (2022), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the UAE (2022), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the KSA (2022), and "World’s Most Attractive Employers" (2022). These awards are a recognition of how Deloitte makes an impact that matters to its clients, talent, and society.

We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we. Our organization has grown in scale and diversity, providing services across the region, with our shared culture remaining the same. We aim to help clients realize their ambitions, make a positive difference in society, and maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action.

Audit & Assurance | IT Audit – Assistant Manager

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Lead the way 
  • Serve with integrity
  • Take care of each other 
  • Foster inclusion 
  • Collaborate for measurable impact 

The IT Audit Assistant Manager is responsible for a wide variety of duties within the Middle East including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Report to the IT Audit Manager and Senior Manager, participate in the planning, organizing, and execution of Information Technology (IT) audits
  • Provide independent, objective, assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the Company's operations. 
  • Participate in and supervise the execution of IT audit functions, including but not limited to, evaluation of a) the Company's relevant systems' internal control design and effectiveness, including efficiency and security protocols, development processes, and IT governance or oversight, and b) the Company's ability to protect its information assets.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of IT audits to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of internal controls, business processes, procedures and operations
  • Significant experience in IT audit, requires little supervision, takes accountability for projects assigned, and oversees the work and development of staff or senior IT Auditors. Perform detail testing, analysis and validation of audit information.
  • Work with business process owners and the IT organization to conduct testing, recommend improvement opportunities and review changes to the IT control environment.
  • Assists with the preparation of audit reports (that are reviewed by the IT Audit Manager prior to release to Senior Management and the Audit Committee).


  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in IT, accounting, finance or business or related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Directly related job experience in auditing/finance/IT, where a number of years and proven knowledge may offset the master’s degree requirement.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credential required. 
  • Experience In addition to the education outlined above, at least 4+ years of progressively responsible experience; preferably from a "Big 4", national, or large regional public accounting firm, and/or significant experience in an internal audit department of a large publicly held corporation.
  • Supervisory experience required. Must possess strong auditing skills in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404 and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standards. SAP and/or Oracle audit experience required. 
  • Understanding of key database technologies to be able to conduct and manage testing around system reports integrity, accuracy and completeness, and high-level understanding of financial audits.
  • Experience in testing General IT controls, Information security, change management, data center and network operations.


  • Exemplify and exhibit the highest quality of character and ethics
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of corporate auditing practices, procedures, principles, COBIT and COSO
  • Strong interpersonal skills - a relationship builder that relies on collaboration with clients to develop practical solutions and to solicit important information to help develop our audit plan
  • Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills; desire to lead projects and drive them to conclusion
  • Strong experience with IT auditing and assessing integrated systems risk
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to analyze IT/business activities/identify issues and opportunities and create solutions
  • Strong analytical skills. Knowledge and use of ACL a plus
  • Has the ability to engage others, instill confidence and earn trust and support; provide a collaborative, patient and advisory demeanor
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and accurate
  • Ability to conduct technical research and identify salient points
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Data mining and analysis experience