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Head of Takaful Audit (Senior Manager)




  • Deliver local as well as global audits, with increased complexity, in compliance with the Group Audit standards and provide inputs for creation of the rolling audit plans.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide specific risk inputs to the development of the rolling audit plan.
  • Assist Head of Audit /Portfolio Manager in planning and determining the audit scope for relevant audits of medium size or complexity and, as Auditor in Charge, review work subsequently, in line with Group Audit standards.
  • Ability to deploy medium to advanced data analytics .
  • Interact with business stakeholders to reach an agreement on final audit reports and corrective actions; oversee closure of agreed actions.
  • Participate in strategic corporate change projects and provide inputs on controls and risks.
  • Provide guidance to business teams on matters related to controls, risk and governance.
  • Report and escalate risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Build technical / commercial knowledge and business awareness through own research and interactions with relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the of Group Audit global team through own professional skills and technical knowledge.


Additional Job Functions

  • Achieve annual utilization target by tracking own utilization and proactively reaching out to internal stakeholders to undertake additional audit engagements, where possible.
  • Use data analytics in audit engagements.
  • Build relationships with peers in Group Audit across geographies and proactively exchange ideas and information.
  • Engage with business stakeholders such as process owners and local senior management and gather audit data as well as ensure buy-in for audit recommendations.


Business Accountabilities

  • Create a compelling business case for audits to support audit portfolios and ensure buy-in from business teams.
  • Monitor resources (people and material) assigned to audit portfolio, and track progress against plan, in order to ensure projects are delivered according to the audit plan and within the allocated budget.
  • Provide guidance on controls, risk and governance to the business as required to ensure full compliance with the organization´s rules and regulations governing transactions.
  • Analyze key themes from complex audits in order to identify how different scenarios may impact the business.
  • Contribute to the development of processes and the rolling audit plan to ensure global and local risks are taken into consideration; lead process improvement initiatives in own area (e.g., audit portfolio or single audit).
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations to support complex audits and deliver superior customer service.
  • Build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders within allocated area of business and understand their expectations in order to provide high-quality audit advice that is meaningful to the business.
  • Ensure high customer satisfaction and value-add through local and regional audits delivered.
  • Reach an agreement on final audit reports, corrective actions with senior business stakeholders and ensure agreed actions are tracked and implemented in line with the audit plan.
  • Build in-depth knowledge of key processes, people and issues and identify risks requiring Audit intervention in order to provide valuable guidance and insights to the organization.


Job Requirements  

  • 7 or more years of experience in a related field, e.g., Data Analytics firm/ Audit, Finance, Accounting and/or preferably from the Big 4 professional services firm and /or Insurance / Takaful experience would be highly desirable.
  • Maths, Statistics, Data Management (or a related field). Insurance industry experience is preferred. In addition proficiency with analytics tools and visualization platforms such as Tableau and PowerBI will be a distinct advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Recommended CA, CPA, CIA, CISA, Takaful related certifications.



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