This is an individual contributor role, and as the IA Head you will look after doing pre-audit checks, identifying risks, collaborating with senior stakeholders to mitigate and protect the business against risk, while reporting your findings directly to the CEO and the Audit Committee.
A boutique financial services firm in Abu Dhabi.
Description Develop and execute a comprehensive internal audit strategy that aligns with the firm's objectives and regulatory requirements.Identify and evaluate potential risks within the organisation, providing recommendations for mitigation.Plan and execute internal audits, including the development of audit programs and assessment of audit scope.Conduct detailed and independent audits of various financial and operational processes, assessing compliance with policies, procedures, and regulations.Prepare clear and concise audit reports highlighting findings, recommendations, and action plans for management's review.Ensure that the firm adheres to all relevant financial regulations and industry standards, and provide guidance on compliance matters.Collaborate with departments to identify areas for process improvement and cost-saving initiatives.Establish and maintain internal audit best practices, ensuring the highest level of quality and integrity in audit processes.Foster open and constructive communication with senior management and relevant stakeholders, keeping them informed of audit progress and findings.
Profile UAE National with a Family Book (REQUIRED)Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A professional certification (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA) is preferred.8+ years of relevant internal audit experience, preferably within the financial services sector.Strong knowledge of financial regulations and industry standards.Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.Ability to work independently and lead audit projects effectively.
Job Offer Exposure to multinational environmentOpportunity to work closely with executive leadership on high impact engagements