Operational Audit Manager – Group Internal Audit

Al Futtaim Group
Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-4897
Al Futtaim Group

The Role


The Role


Toyota, Honda, Marks & Spencers, Ikea, Toys R Us and Dubai Festival City are just some of the amazing renowned brands managed by the Al Futtaim Group of Companies. Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses in the Gulf region.  Today, Al-Futtaim operates through more than 65 companies in sectors as diverse as commerce, industry and services, and employs in excess of 20,000 people across the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Pakistan, Singapore and Europe.

We are currently looking to recruit an Operational Audit Manager to work from our Dubai based head office

Reporting to the General Manager -Internal Audit, the job holder's responsibilities will include:

*Overall audit activity for an assigned area of the group's business, which in this case is the Retail Business

*Preparation of short, medium and long term audit plans based on comprehensive business risk / controls assessment

*Defining areas to be audited and methodology

*Testing the compliance of existing internal controls and Evaluation of existing controls, policies & procedures for improvement.

*Ensuring compliance with the Group's policies and procedures

*Identifying the potential to improve operational efficiency

*Preparation/Finalisation of audit reports

*Guide, Review, supervise and evaluate auditors' performance.

*Keep abreast with current developments that may affect audit and the latest audit techniques, methods, tools, and procedures

*Perform special assignments including fraud investigations ..etc.

Requirements


Requirements


To be considered for this role candidates should be below 40 years old and have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

*MBA (Finance) or be a member of a professional body of accountants (e.g. CPA, ACA, CIA or ACMA).

*Exceptional ability in oral communication and report writing.

*Familiarity with computerised accounting systems (preferably SAP) including PC spreadsheets.

*At least 10 years post qualification audit experience in retail environment is preferable although those with experience in other business environments will also be considered.

*A very high standard of analytical and conceptual skills are essential.

*Hands-on experience in using advanced data analysis techniques such as use of ACL would be an added advantage.

About the Company


About the Company


Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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