AF22442 - Operational & Financial Auditor | Al Futtaim Group | Jeddah, KSA

Department: Al Futtaim Group Audit
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Jeddah | Saudi Arabia
Closing Date: 18-Feb-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


The foundation of Al-Futtaim’s retail network was established in the early 1990s with the launch of the internationally renowned and popular IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us and ACE franchises in the UAE.

Representing some of the world’s most popular international brands, Al-Futtaim’s retail network extends throughout the UAE, GCC and North Africa and has a significant presence in Singapore and Malaysia following the acquisition of The Robinson Group in 2008.

In 2012, Al-Futtaim acquired a shareholding in Royal Sporting House, which is active in distribution, direct retail stores and shop-in-shops. The Singapore-based fashion, sports and lifestyle retail giant has 600 stores and many additional points of sale are spread around the world with over 399 in South East Asia, over 74 in the Middle East and over 126 in the South Pacific region.

  • 837 stores in 18 countries
  • Occupies 5.6 million sq. ft. of retail space
  • 13,000 employees
  • Serves 30 million customers each year

Group Audit

Group Audit is based in Al-Futtaim's head office in Dubai Festival City.

About the Position:

We are currently building a pool of candidates for future Operational & Financial Auditor roles  based in our Jeddah, Saudi Arabia office.

In this role, you will perform Operational and Financial Audit in accordance with the annual audit plan to evaluate the existence, adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, compliance with company policies and operating procedures, controls on safeguarding of assets, economical and efficient use of resources, reliability and integrity of information and accomplishment of established business objectives.

About You:

To be a considered for this role, you will have an MBA (Finance) or Member of a professional body of accountants (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA , CIA or ACMA) or be a partly qualified professional. You will have a minimum of 3 years work experience as an Internal Auditor or equivalent level role, preferably in engineering or construction industry.

You will have strong analytical and conceptual skills, ability in oral communication and report writing. Familiarity with computerized system (preferably SAP), including PC spreadsheets and database.

Fluency in the Arabic language will be highly regarded.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.