Internal Auditor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Administrative & Financial Affairs | Full-time


The American University in the Emirates is looking for an excellent Internal Auditor to join its team.

Job purpose:  

Responsible to plan, develop and direct the university’s Internal Audit function. He / She is responsible to provide advisory services to the management on compliance, internal controls, financial, regulatory and accounting policies and guidelines, new systems proposals and other projects related to the university. 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Masters in Accounting, Business or Finance from an accredited university. 
  • 7 to 10 years of experience with audit and of which 5 years should be in a senior leadership role. 
  • Professional Qualification (CA, CPA or CIA)

Job Description 

  • Develop and implement internal audit policy and procedures for the university to safeguard compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Develop and implement complete audit plans and programs for evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s systems of internal control and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
  • Determines the level of compliance with University policies and procedures, UAE federal laws and government regulations.
  • Evaluates the accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency of the University's electronic information and processing systems.
  • Validates the University’s assets and assures that proper safeguards are maintained to protect them from losses of all kinds.
  • Issues periodic reports to senior management summarizing the results of audit activities and findings.
  • Trains, and develops departmental employees at the university with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the University’s audit requirements.
  • Builds and manages effective supportive relationship with external auditors.
  • Identifies and designs anti-fraud criteria and controls.
  • Investigates financial misconduct.
  • Maintain open lines of contact with management and the audit committee and keep them up to date on any potential risk.
  • Assists with the effectiveness of university paperwork, including contracts or agreements, as well as the implementation of audit programs in compliance with departmental needs.