Head of Internal Audit – Pharma (Arabic)

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Job description / Role

Reporting to the Audit Committee, the role of Head of Audit for this pharmaceutical company is critical to the ongoing transformation of this business in the UAE.

We are searching for an Arabic speaker who is embedded in the pharma industry, a qualified chartered accountant who is heading up the internal audit function of a pharmaceutical company.

Due to the strict requirements of this position, overseas Arabic candidates are encouraged to apply.


• Continuous improvement of the internal investigations process
• Review delegation of authority matrix across various business operations and functions.
• Coordinate operational compliance and financial audits.
• Present recommendations to senior leadership for continuous improvement
• Uses relevant frameworks and standards to assess quality and compliance of internal audit business processes and controls
• Lead company-wide defined standards development for monitoring.
• Lead a mission to increase visibility of governance activities for senior management;
• Design and arrange any special audit/ investigation exercise requested by the Audit Committee.
• Execute period audit, random audit and mystery audit of commercial operations
• Keep the audit committee informed of emerging trends and successful practices in internal auditing

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