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Senior Manager, Enterprise Audit

Date: 29-Jul-2021

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

The Senior Manager, Enterprise Audit contributes to the success of the internal audit function. The role holder will be responsible for conducting efficient risk-based audits to evaluate the effectiveness of management’s risk and control framework with a particular focus on the corporate functions (PMO, HC, Finance, Procurement, IT). The role holder will also design and deliver an internal audit plan which adds value to the business while ensuring activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.  


Stakeholder Interaction

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to stay at the forefront of changes to the business and to promote the value of internal audit.
  • Facilitate workshops with key executives to identify appropriate solutions for recurring or thematic audit issues.
  • Maintain a high level of strategic foresight by identifying audit client and business needs and recommending internal audit plan changes accordingly.


Audit Planning

  • Develop a rolling internal audit plan based on a comprehensive assessment of risks, taking into considerations other assurance providers inputs and management’s views.
  • Maintain a high level of strategic foresight by identifying audit client and business needs and recommending internal audit plan changes accordingly.
  • Update the internal audit plan based on changes to the risk profile and emerging risks.



Audit Execution and Action Planning

  • Manage the execution and quality assurance of risk based internal audits covering support functions, including Project Management, Finance, Procurement, Human Capital and Technology.
  • Monitor the status of the implementation of high priority management action plans (corrective actions).
  • Overseeing the work of specialist internal auditors including IT, SCM, ERM and outsourced providers, where required.
  • Encourage and lead innovation and improvements to the internal audit department initiatives, advisory projects, and its processes.


Audit Reporting

  • Keep Head of Internal Audit informed of audit progress and key risks and controls changes.
  • Review internal audit reports that communicate to thematic / systematic issues. Analyzing root causes where applicable.
  • Submit periodic progress reports to key stakeholders.


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.


Qualifications/ Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited university
  • Professional qualifications in a discipline relevant to their audit focus area (operational, technology, analytics, supply chain, etc.).
  • Certified Internal Auditor preferred
  • CA, CPA, CISA and other qualifications preferred



  • 10+ years professional and progressive experience
  • At least 3 years in a leadership/ people management role
  • Experience shared services preferred



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong people and negotiation skills - capable to easily build relationships across all levels and beyond business boundaries is essential
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for managing individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
  • Strong and pragmatic problem solving coupled with analytical capabilities
  • Highly organized with strong multitasking skills
  • 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 business.
  • A track record of achievements in an internal audit role
  • A solid understanding of the IIA Standards
  • Experience in IT systems audits, preferred
  • Experience with internal audit data analytics, preferred
  • Experience auditing change projects and initiatives, preferred