Minimum 5 years experience in Banking Audit, preferably within an Islamic Banking environment.
Graduate in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration
Professional qualifications such as CIA, CBA, CPA etc. is an advantage
Written and spoken English and Arabic.
Technical / Business Skills
Knowledge of accounting / financial Management systems.
Strong oral and written language skills in English.
Ability to learn and adapt to systems, policies and procedures.
Sound knowledge of Islamic Banking principles
Strong interpersonal skills and balanced personality.
Job purpose :
To assist in the execution of operations audit plan and assess the degree of risk facing Sharjah Islamic Bank; To perform routine and non-
routine internal audits, investigations, procedures / policies review, administrative assignments and evaluation and reporting the audit results to the AVP Operations Audit.
Key Accountabilities :
Recommends improvements to SIB Audit procedures covering the operational audit activity so that all relevant procedural / legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-
effective service to our internal customers.
Plays a role in development of the operational assignment audit plan and identify activities for audit coverage, evaluate their significance and assess the degree of risk and plan audit coverage to mitigate risk.
Prepares and executes operations audit programmes and visits to different business areas of the bank including branches as per audit manual using all current formats.
Conducting audits in line with audit steps laid down by the assigned manager, checking policies, systems and procedures to ensure these comply with bank’s policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations and documenting work carried out.
Prepares timely and complete draft reports on operational activity to Assignment Manager, highlighting areas of concern and proposing remedial steps where appropriate, and proposing urgent action when needed.
Ensure relevant and sufficient evidence is present to support all audit observations in report.
Assist in reviewing SOPs / Forms / Documents pertaining to existing and / or newly established units / processes within the Bank and / or its subsidiaries.
Ensure that all required controls are incorporated into SOP before signing off the document.
Investigates identified fraudulent activities, carries out necessary investigations and report findings to Assignment Manager in order to take appropriate corrective actions.
Undertakes regular research and updates on new audit techniques and ensure that findings are assessed and presented at round table meetings for awareness, and potential implementation.
Reviews of new professional standards within the Accounting and Audit fields.