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Vice President, Internal Audit


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5150

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are presently undertaking a search on a confidential basis, for a leading operator within the Dubai development sector, to source a Vice President (VP) of a newly created Internal Audit function.

This senior role shall take ownership of overseeing the entire internal audit, governance and compliance piece whilst also managing-forward a risk management discipline across the entire group and its operating entities. This VP shall be expected to develop, implement and instill core internal controls and audit practices across both financial and operational processes; to ensure robust policies and ethics of “best practice”. Subsequent to this, the VP role will entail the development and introduction of internal reporting tools; designed to control governance whilst also introducing a strategic oversight and review mechanism. At a group level, this role shall also take ownership of analyzing and viewing all aspects of partnership agreements, contractual obligations whilst undertaking independent risk assessments and compliance monitoring at the company operating level. In conjunction, this VP shall be expected and required to build a team of audit staff, whom can be technically astute and aligned to a certain checking and/or whistle blowing “mind set” or trained background within a sphere of independent, impartial and business best practice.


Our client will look to hire a senior internal audit professional, whom is able to demonstrate extensive exposure (minimum 15 years), of working within a robust and pragmatic internal control and compliance monitoring discipline. The successful candidate shall also be expected to display a professional qualification, linking to either accountancy (ACA, ACCA or CPA) and/or a formal internal audit (CIA) based degree. Ideally, the client will look to source a candidate whom has trained within a consultancy-based (Big 4) environment; where their knowledge of international best practice and IFRS is well versed and demonstrable. In conjunction, the client will look for a candidate whom has a strong cultural and “work-practice” background of the UAE market; whereby they can deliver across senior stakeholder management, with a gravitas, to allow for business-partnering and strategic implementation. The VP shall also possess a level of experience to introduce change management with an independent “hat” whilst adding to the overall business-support and contribution to governance, controllership and accountability. The nature of this business does place a preferred emphasis upon the recruitment of an Arabic speaking candidate.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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