Operational and Financial Auditor

Al Futtaim Group
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP698-4896
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 world 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/Financial Auditor to work in the KSA Office based in Jeddah, but report into our Dubai based head office Internal Audit function.

Reporting to the Operational/Financial Audit Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

* Review of areas to be audited and identification of risks and controls
* Testing the compliance of existing internal controls
* Ensuring compliance with the Group's policies and procedures
* Identifying the potential to improve operational efficiency
* Applying the risk assessment models
* Preparation of draft audit reports expressing objective opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal control within which audit activities are carried out
* Providing assistance, during secondment, to external auditors
* Perform special assignments including investigation of frauds and irregularities in order to evaluate a specific situation
* Keep abreast with current developments that may affect audit and the latest audit technologies
* The job will require travelling across KSA where AFG has businesses (auto, retail, EET, etc.)

Requirements


Requirements


You should be a member of a professional body of accountants (e.g. CPA, ACA, CIA or ACMA) with 4- 5 years post qualification experience in Audit

You should have excellent command of written and spoken English

Familiarity with computerised accounting systems (preferably SAP) including PC spreadsheets and database skills is also required.

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

Candidates should be Muslim and bilingual (English/Arabic) considering that in some of the territories where the business operates the non Muslim personnel may not be allowed to enter and therefore their movement would be restricted

Candidates should preferably be western educated so that they have a broader view and perspective to facilitate delivering the defined objectives with practical experience in the audit field.

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 Groups 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 Groups 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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