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Director/ Executive Director, Group Global Internal Audit
Full time at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in Dubai, UAE

Director/ Executive Director, Group Global Internal Audit Full time at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in Dubai, UAE

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Posted on April 25, 2021

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The role will lead the build out of a global internal audit function for a leading financial services business. Candidates will need to come from the financial services industry - preferably FX trading/ markets, with a secondary preference for insurance/ reinsurance, banks, private equity, asset management, hedge funds, brokerage, investment holding companies.

Client Details

The client is a global business with corporate headquarters in Dubai; the business has seen strong growth in recent history and is on track to deliver on an internal audit function to their board.


The role is responsible for setting up the internal audit function across the Group & embedding a successful international (internal) audit culture & practice. This includes establishing an internal risk-based control framework across several international locations and jurisdictions, whilst coordinating & liaising principally with the Board Audit Committee, the Executive Management and all relevant external bodies. A more detailed job description is available for shortlisted candidates; please see the core candidate requirements below to be considered for the role.

A total of 12-15 years' of total experience which will have ideally started in Audit at the Big Four, and then transitioned into Internal Audit in IndustryThe above experience will be preferably in preferably an FX trading/ markets industry, and secondarily within a business such as insurance/ reinsurance, banking, private equity, asset management, a hedge fund, brokerage, or an investment holding company. Candidates without "Financial Services" experience cannot be considered. A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification, or equivalent Bachelors degree (or higher) from a top tier University; further education & professional qualifications are a plusExperience working in a multi-jurisdiction/ global role is hugely advantageousExperience in directly managing the board audit committee & chairman is hugely advantageousExperience leading the build out of an internal audit function is hugely advantageousThe candidate must have credible experience and therefore the ability to positively influence stakeholders, internally & externallyThe candidate must be extremely hands-on with strong attention to detailThe candidate will have strong communication skills - verbal, written and non-verbalThe candidate will have strong presentation skillsThe candidate will be driven, self-motivated and agile

Job Offer
Excellent exposure, cultureAbility to make a differenceAbility to build out Internal Audit as a function
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