Associate Director - Internal Audit

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Salary : AED540000 - AED600000
Location : Dubai
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Description :

The Role

To plan and conduct operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls & determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Setting the audit strategy and developing an audit plan using an appropriate risk based methodology.
  • Maintain and update internal audit policies and procedures.
  • Develop audit programs suitable for ongoing audits of business units or processes.
  • Manage co-sourced internal audit activities as part of the internal audit strategy.
  • Performing financial, operational, system and process audits of the company's business units and outsourced operations.
  • Responsible for planning, executing and completing audit fieldwork according to the audit plan, recommending internal control improvements that may include operational enhancements or efficiencies.
  • Issuing internal audit reports to management at the conclusion of each audit after full discussion with the management of the area audited.
  • Following up outstanding management actions and reporting on progress to senior management.
  • Evaluating and assessing significant new or changing services, processes, operations, and control processes in line with their development, implementation, and expansion.
  • Conducting periodic staff training workshops to promote awareness of internal controls and any changes in processes.
  • Undertake ad-hoc special assignments or investigations.
  • Establish effective business relationships within the company and assist management in the understanding and adaptation of internal control principles.
  • Present to prospective/current investors on the nature and scope of the Internal Audit function and its responsibilities.

The Candidate

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Professional qualification in accounting/audit (CIA, CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent). Must have Big 4 experience


  • 8-12 years of experience in a similar or audit related role.
  • Top Tier Investment Banking, Investment Management, and Private Equity etc. experience.
  • Big 4 training/background.
  • Knowledge and experience of the financial services sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Effective time-management
  • Team player
  • Proactive approach and able to work autonomously
  • Flexible and comfortable with change
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Reliability

Salary and Benefits

AED45000 - AED 50000 plus Benefits

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Gate Village 1, Level 1
Phone : +971 (0) 4 382 6700

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