Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Internal Auditor - Dubai Based (eligible to travel to Makkah)

About YALJ Group

YALJ is an International group with companies that focuses primarily on real estate development and agriculture, with its headquarters in Makkah. Its real estate portfolio comprises of Makkah lands which are being developed with the Umrah and Hajj market in mind. Its agricultural business currently cultivates large date palms farms in Gassim and Medina using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Forward thinking, social and environmental consciousness are the fundamental principles uniting the YALJ Group.

The Group has offices/businesses in other countries including UK, KSA, UAE, and other European countries.

About the role
• Work closely with the Audit Committee and other managers to develop and execute audit programs in accordance with internal audit policies, procedures, methodologies, regulatory requirements, and the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
• You will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of the audits (including planning, risk/control assessment, reporting).
• This is hands-on role requiring detailed audits
• This portfolio includes the delivery of audits of our businesses in Real Estate development, Agriculture & Hospitality
• Proactively seek ways to make the best use of data as part of our audit process including to inform our understanding of risks and provide relevant insights to the business
• Interact with staff to obtain an understanding of relevant risks, controls, and processes
• Assist in communicating and discussing findings with the Management team
• Assist in developing audit reports which identify deficiencies and underlying root causes; provide recommendations to mitigate/address deficiencies while adding value to YALJ Group
• Conduct research and successfully complete assigned training requirements necessary to maintain relevance
• Work closely with the business at all levels to develop recommendations for audit findings, business process optimization, internal control and compliance
• Conduct follow-up reviews of deficiencies noted during audits
• Monitor audit progress (against expected timelines, scope etc.) and project manage to completion, escalating where required in a timely manner
• Willing to travel extensively


• Female Muslim (will be required to travel frequently to Makkah and Qassim for Audit and to train female colleagues in Makkah)
• Graduate
• 5+ years of professional Audit experience. Internal and Operational Audit preferred
• Strong understanding of all business cycles including Revenue Payments, Operations, Risk Assessments, and internal controls
• Experience in working in global teams covering audits in the UAE, KSA & other countries
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with a focus on execution is desirable
• Professional qualification CA/ACCA/ICA preferred
• Experience of auditing/providing timely audit insight in fast-moving environments is a plus
• Experience of auditing in real estate construction, agriculture and hospitality is a plus

About the Company

Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group is a collection of firms that focuses primarily on real estate development and agriculture. Its real estate portfolio includes several lands in the Jeddah / Makkah region which include hospitality and commercial real estate. Its agricultural business currently cultivates more than 280,000 date palms using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Forward thinking, social and environmental consciousness are the fundamental principles uniting the YALJ group.

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