Internal Audit Manager

Location Dubai
Discipline: Finance & Back Office
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ander Call

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Job ref: 1707
Published: 21 days ago

Venture Search is partnering with a leading investment holding group and family office based in The Greens, Dubai to bring an Internal Audit Manager to their team. 

Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Internal Audit and Operational Finance Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and operational efficiency of our portfolio companies. This role combines two critical functions: internal audit and operational finance, with an approximate 50% allocation of time to each area.

Key Responsibilities:

Internal Audit (50%):

  1. Conduct internal audits of portfolio companies to assess compliance with financial regulations, internal policies, and industry best practices.
  2. Develop and execute comprehensive audit plans, including risk assessments and testing procedures.
  3. Analyze financial statements, processes, and controls to identify weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.
  4. Prepare detailed audit reports with findings and recommendations for corrective actions.
  5. Collaborate with portfolio company management to implement audit recommendations and monitor progress.

Operational Finance (50%):

  1. Work closely with portfolio company finance teams to analyze and optimize financial operations.
  2. Assist in the preparation and review of financial statements, budgets, and forecasts.
  3. Conduct financial analysis to identify cost-saving opportunities and process improvements.
  4. Participate in due diligence activities for potential acquisitions and investments.
  5. Provide financial insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. CPA or CIA certification is a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience in internal audit, operational finance, or a related role.
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, accounting standards, and audit methodologies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial analysis software.