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Senior Internal Auditor

Alshaya

Kuwait

Ref: GP435-5072

Job description / Role

Senior Internal Auditor (Financial Risk) - Internal

The Role:

Deliver the Annual Audit Plan for one's own area of responsibility, at the same time, ensuring that satisfactory management, administrative, financial and risk controls are in place to facilitate compliance with established company policies, and safeguard the assets of the Company.

The below Key Performance Areas include but are not limited to:

Audit reviews

* Review new systems, manuals , procedures, records and management controls for their adequacy to accomplish intended objectives, and recommend improvements to ensure that new initiatives achieve company objectives.
* Perform complex audit reviews, which require a higher level of audit expertise or skills.
* Plan and review audits in a professional manner, ensuring that major risk areas are addressed therein.
* Ensure that audits are completed on a timely basis, in accordance with departmental standards and the audit program.

Identify profit improvement and cost reduction opportunities

* Identify opportunities for increasing profit margins or controlling costs through various audit examinations, and ensure that the Company's assets are adequately protected.
* Review management controls and operating efficiency to identify opportunities to reduce costs.
* Identify use of technology, auditing tools or exception reporting to maximize audit coverage with available Audit Employees.

Provide feedback to senior management

* Make oral or written presentations to management on conclusion of an Audit review, discussing deficiencies and recommending ways to improve and obtain management agreement to take corrective actions, in case of any discrepancies noted.
* Produce well drafted audit reports to communicate audit observations, their risk and impact, and recommendations to resolve the deficiencies noted, to management.
* Analytical skills

Qualifications and Requirements:

* 3-5 year's experience in Internal Audit
* An accounting or finance degree with a professional audit qualification (Certified Public Accountant OR Chartered Accountant OR Associated Certified Chartered Accountant - UK OR Certified Management Accountant from CIMA - UK)
* Significant post-qualification professional internal audit experience
* Strong attention to detail
* Highly developed analytical skills
* Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
* Strong time management skills
* Self -starter, proactive and adaptable

Requirements

Deliver the Annual Audit Plan for one's own area of responsibility, at the same time, ensuring that satisfactory management, administrative, financial and risk controls are in place to facilitate compliance with established company policies, and safeguard the assets of the Company.

About the Company

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

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