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Director, Digital & Technology Audit

Date: 19-Sep-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

The Director, Digital & Technology is responsible for developing and implementing the integrated digital and technology audit strategies, taking into considerations key aspects such as the delivery of software products, IT ecosystem (governance framework, applications and infrastructure) and security risks. The role will facilitate effective and efficient implementation of the strategy through development of focused audit plans and an organization with the requisite skills.


In addition to the above, the Director will play a leading role in cybersecurity and resilience audits and will provide independent assurance around the establishment and maintenance of an enterprise wide Cybersecurity Governance and Risk Management framework that facilitates protection of the organization’s information and digital assets, complying with applicable regulatory requirements across the geographical expanse of the business and provides a basis for business continuity/resilience management.


Main responsibilities


Digital & Technology Audit Strategy

  • Define the digital & technology audit strategy based on:
    • Process universe
    • Risk profile based on current / emerging risks
    • Business reliance
    • IT / digital ecosystem consisting of the governance framework (policies & procedures, roles & responsibilities), digital / technology applications and infrastructure
    • Digital portfolio and project management
    • IT strategy / enhancement plans
  • The strategy should be translated into an annual audit plan based on the short-term priorities, initiatives, risk focus of the organization. The audit plan should be reviewed regularly to ensure adequate coverage of emerging risks in an agile manner.




Digital & Technology Audit Planning & Execution

  • Provide inputs for the development and continuous update of a comprehensive Internal Audit Plan with relevant focus on risks linked with the digital & technology eco-systems
  • Monitor the digital and technology risk profile and emerging risks based on internal and external factors and report on potential impacts
  • Deliver the Digital & Technology Audit Plan in an effective and efficient manner covering the broad spectrum of identified risks
  • Identify root causes and appropriate solutions for recurring or thematic audit issues.
  • Determine the skill sets required in the digital and technology audit team to execute the audit plan as well as to support the operational audit team
  • Support the operational internal audit team in executing integrated risk-based audits by assigning resources with the right skillsets and overseeing the quality of performance and deliverables
  • Support the internal audit team in extracting actionable insight from large-scale, multi-dimensional data using data analytics and visualization tools
  • Monitor the status of implementation of high priority management action plans.


Stakeholder Management

  • Build relationships with the Digital and Technology teams and key business stakeholders and promote the value of internal audit


Policies and Procedures

  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and departmental policies and procedures
  • Comply with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics
  • Maintain an Internal Audit quality assurance and improvement program, to conform to international professional practices framework (IPPF) for streamlining Internal Audit activities and deliverables


Human Capital Responsibilities

  • Ensure the implementation of the performance management process
  • Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
  • Identify training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
  • Oversee the development and implementation of on the job-training
  • Ensure constant availability of the required competent staff to support the organization in meeting all its responsibilities, plans, and objectives
  • Provide inputs while developing corporate policies and relevant procedures, and monitor the implementation




Qualifications / Education

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university
  • A professional qualification/ designation in technology auditing (e.g. CISA, CISSP)
  • A track record of demonstrable achievements in leading and managing an IT audit function.


  • 12+ years of IT internal audit or consulting in either professional services or industry with at least 5 years of independent management of assignments
  • A solid understanding of business processes and risks gained from working as part of an internal audit function or in consultancy
  • Candidate must have experience working in a complex technology driven environment with heterogeneous systems.
  • Hands-on experience with data analytics or visualization tools, preferred
  • Knowledge of audit methodologies and hands-on experience in developing key internal audit deliverables including process flows, work programs, audit reports, and control summaries.


  • Agile Project Management framework / approach for digital projects
  • Data analytics and visualization using leading tools
  • Technical controls assessment covering business applications, operating systems, databases and IT infrastructure components
  • Technology & integrated audit experience
  • Hands-on experience in technical system controls
  • Knowledge of leading standards, practices and audit methodologies
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills