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Head of Internal Audit

An opportunity has arisen at a multinational organisation to lead their internal Audit programme, based in Dubai. They are a major ecommerce/media business that reach over a number of different entities that sit within the group. This role will report to the board, and experience of being in a company whilst going though an IPO would be beneficial.

As a Head of Internal Audit, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the risk-based audit plan. You will be responsible to ensure effectiveness of the organisation’s risk management, internal controls environment, as well as adherence to defined operational & business KPIs.


  • Building an effective risk-based internal audit strategy and monitor its implementation.
  • Establishing risk-based audit policy, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with the industry best practices.
  • Providing subject-matter expertise and assistance with audits.
  • Performing risk-based audits and testing to identify risks or exposures related to internal controls and compliance, providing feedback on improving the operational processes.
  • Overseeing the execution of individual audits – internal and external as required by the organisation, and ensuring the audit work maintains the guidelines.
  • Keeping well informed about critical business and technology initiatives and projects, and ensuring appropriate protocols are designed and implemented.
  • Responsible for preparation of Audit control materials, and conducting training for the stakeholders as required.
  • Producing high quality reports at the end of audit process with detailed description of the risks and proposed solutions to mitigate the risk.
  • Responsible for building, mentoring, and coaching the Internal audit team.
  • Keeping up to date with the local and international audit developments, laws, and regulations.

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s in accounting or finance, Business Administration, OR IA Audit.
  • Knowledge in implementing and managing internal audit policies and processes across the globe in a multinational organisation.
  • Knowledge in Industry audit standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with at least 4 of those leading IA teams within a multinational organisation.
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