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Job Reference: 00000297-1
Date Posted: 20 September 2017
Location: Manama
Salary: On Application
Sector: Tax, Audit, Internal Audit
Job Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time
Contact: Dr Cinzia Yates
Telephone: 07624 327291

Job Description

Associate Director - Internal Audit

The Role

• Support the growth of the RC business in Bahrain and Qatar and, specifically take on an active leadership role in growing the risk related services
• Lead large and complex projects and provide subject matter expertise on engagements
• Take responsibility for innovation, practice growth and team development

The Individual:

Minimum qualifications:
- Good quantitative and qualitative risk management skills
- A recognized degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business or related disciplines plus CA, FRM, CFA or MBA
- CIA and / or CISA qualifications an advantage

Key Experience: 
- 10-12 years relevant experience in risk management or related areas in financial services and/or a large audit and /or consulting firm, or a leading commercial organization of which a majority should be in an assurance role primarily risk
- Ability to undertake ICAAP and Basel compliance reviews. 
- Capital adequacy assessments (regulatory)
- Model validation exercise
- Development of Credit Rating Models
- Development of public disclosure guidelines and tools for banks to achieve Pillar III compliance
- Development of Operational Risk frameworks (RCSA, KRIs, loss databases and AMA models) for measuring and monitoring operational risk

Other supporting experience: 
- Experience in establishing / implementing Enterprise Risk Management framework an advantage
- Ability to execute compliance advisory engagements
- Ability to undertake internal audits of financial service clients (banks and insurance companies) in the areas of risk management, treasury and credit operations
- Ability to undertake treasury and hedging reviews

Other requirements: 
- Islamic banking and hedge fund industry knowledge an advantage 
- Multi-country experience 
- Delivery of training programmes (external) 
- Delivery of speaking engagements (seminars / conferences) an advantage

Personal attributes: 
- Ambitious, mature and business-minded with strong leadership and high ethical standards 
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, analytical ability and presentation skills 
- Ability to manage right deadlines and prioritise tasks

Language requirements: 
- Ability to write reports independently with the highest standard of English.
- Good spoken English
- Bilingual skills i.e. English-Arabic is an advantage

Key role and responsibilities 
- Oversee/handle multiple engagements at a time 
- Manage 3 to 6 subordinates 
- Review of files and reports
- Deliver presentations
- Business development - client targeting and sales pitch
- Proposal development
- Develop and roll out in-house training programme for junior staff
- Recruitment assistance - conduct interviews for junior positions

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