Internal Audit Director – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - #16579


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

Job Overview:
The Internal Audit Director plays a critical role in ensuring the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management processes, and compliance with regulations.

Business Industry: Investment Company
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reporting Channel: Board of Directors

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a risk-based internal audit plan aligned with the investment company’s objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that audit strategies address key business risks.
  • Identify and assess risks related to the investment activities, financial operations, and compliance.
  • Collaborate with management to develop strategies for mitigating identified risks.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls related to investment operations.
  • Recommend improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal control systems.
  • Lead and supervise internal audit engagements, ensuring adherence to audit standards and timelines.
  • Review financial data, investment portfolios, and operational processes to identify areas for improvement.
  • Prepare comprehensive audit reports summarizing findings, recommendations, and corrective actions.
  • Present audit reports to senior management and the audit committee.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, laws, and industry standards.
  • Stay informed about changes in regulations impacting the investment industry.
  • Maintain effective communication with key stakeholders, including investment managers, finance teams, and regulatory bodies.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to address audit findings and implement recommended changes.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the internal audit team.
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Professional certification is a must; CPA preferred.
  • Extensive experience in internal audit within the investment industry, demonstrating a strong understanding of investment processes and risk management.
  • Familiarity with Saudi Arabian financial regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and team management capabilities.
  • High self-confidence.
  • Ethical integrity.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic.

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