Head of Internal Audit

Head of Internal Audit

Black Pearl
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Job Description


Our client, a leading financial services organization, is currently looking for aHead of Internal Auditto be based in Abu Dhabi.

The Head of Internal Audit handles leading the Internal Audit function within the Company. The individual will lead this group in its effort to ensure financial and operational controls are in place and operating effectively, and to ensure that the Company's assets are adequately protected.

Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Internal Audit
  • Direct the identification and evaluation of the company's risk areas and oversee the development and performance of the annual Audit Plan.
  • Provide objective assurance to Executive Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors on the effectiveness of the company's activities, to help ensure key business risks are being managed appropriately.
  • Assess the Company's financial, operational, HR and IT procedures to determine the reliability and integrity of information compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations the safeguarding of assets and the economical and efficient use of resources.
  • Direct the overall performance of audit procedures by identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing, and analyzing evidence, documenting company processes and procedures, reviewing audit working papers, and ensuring that professional accounting and audit principles and standards are followed.
  • Communicate, via written reports and oral presentations to Executive Management and the Audit Committee, the results of the audit and consulting projects, audit plans, and recommendations to resolve audit findings.
  • Direct the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, preparing working papers, and identifying, developing, and documenting audit issues and recommendations.
  • Provide consulting services to Executive Management and the Audit Committee, concerning the evaluation or implementation of systems, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Evaluate business annually for potential areas of Fraud and develop a framework for prevention of such Fraud which may include desk audits of Franchisees/on-site or desk audits of corporate locations or use of an external party.

  • Direct the Internal Audit department in the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of Internal Audit operations, including hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating.
  • Develop and oversee departmental policies/procedures, organizational structure, and required staffing levels.
  • Coordinate the departments work with external auditors and other external parties as needed.


To be considered for the role, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in auditing and accounting principles and practices, financial principles management principles and preferred business practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Must be organized and prepared, able to handle multiple priorities, oversee activities of multiple departments, have effective leadership skills, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Professional appearance and demeanour with a demonstrated record of professional ethics.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, outside agencies, and other interested parties.
  • Ability to conduct quality control reviews of audit work products (including audit working papers and reports).
  • Knowledge of information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.
  • Limited travel, at times with relatively short notice, and will include overnight stays.
  • MBA or graduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

  • Additional certifications CIA / CISA other certifications would be a plus
  • MS Access and Data Analytics Tools experience.
  • Internal Audit experience in the restaurant industry.
  • Experience in fraud and/or law enforcement investigative procedures.
  • willing to travel when needed
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).

As per the current scenario looking for candidates who are currently based in UAE.

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