Experience

  • Head of Process & Compliance

    at Al Futtaim Automotive

    May 2015 - at Present

    Dubayy

     Monthly representation in the Board Meeting to provide status updates on governance, compliance and audit related matters to the President of the Automotive Division at Al Futtaim Group  Lead the development of SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for various divisions in Al Futtaim Motors  Key interface between Al Futtaim Motors and Group Internal Audit Department to ensure implementation of agreed audit recommendations to enhance internal control  Manage all internal investigations of a confidential and sensitive nature encompassing policy compliance, suspected fraud, embezzlement, non-compliance with regulations, violations of agreements/ contracts  Lead the implementation of SAP GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) project for Al Futtaim Motors to analyze segregation of duty conflicts to ensure compliant SAP access provisioning for circa 1,500 SAP users  Coach and mentor a team of highly talented professionals.

  • Senior Information Systems Auditor

    at Al Futtaim Private Co LLC

    April 2012 - April 2015

    Dubayy

     Delivering audits of complex SAP ECC & R/3 environments through regular business process audits across several business units such as automotive, retail, real-estate, leasing, and overseas joint ventures  Process and controls experience including planning, delivering and reviewing the processes and controls within an SAP environment  Audit of new SAP implementation projects in UAE as well as in joint ventures in Sri Lanka and Singapore.  Review of user authorization matrix in SAP prior to role build for new SAP project roll outs to ensure appropriateness of access provided to users and to ensure SoD compliant access provisioning  Training colleagues in Internal Audit on SAP business processes and data analytics using ACL and Direct Link  Single point of reference for extraction of complex data requirements from SAP system for operational and financial audits.  Audit of business-critical non-SAP business applications.

  • Internal Controls Supervisor (SAP Administrator)

    at Kraft Foods MEA FZE

    December 2007 - April 2012

    Dubayy

     Process audits in SAP (Order to Cash, Materials to Inventory, Records to Reporting, Source to Pay etc.)  Ensuring businesses are SOX compliant (for offices in UAE and Bahrain)  Single handedly implemented Approva Biz Rights Solution for UAE and Bahrain operating companies and removed almost all Segregation of Duty (SoD) violations and maintained it to the lowest level compared to all other countries operating on SAP across the world  SoD compliant user access management in SAP ECC 6.0 – ensuring users have access only to required transactions for appropriate segregation of duties. (250+ users in UAE and Bahrain)  SAP Security Audit using Approva Biz Rights Solution  Train Internal Control colleagues from CEEMA countries on Approva Biz Rights solution. Act as first point of reference for Rule books and rule violations  Identification of mitigating controls for SoD violations which cannot be resolved due to Business requirement.

  • Operational & Financial Auditor

    at Al Futtaim Private Co LLC

    July 2005 - December 2007

    Dubayy

    Internal Auditor

  • Internal Auditor

    at Oman Trading Establishment LLC (Part of Bahwan Group)

    June 2001 - June 2005

    Muḩāfaz̧at Masqaţ

    Internal Audit

Education

  • SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Authorization and Auditing for NetWeaver 7.31 (C_AUDSEC_731)

    at SAP Education

    2018 - 2018 (1 year)

  • SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP Business Objects Access Control 10.0 in SAP GRC (C_GRCAC_10)

    at SAP Education

    2018 - 2018 (1 year)

  • CISA

    at ISACA

    2015 - 2015 (1 year)

  • Master of Business Administration

    at Ecole des ponts Paris Tech

    1999 - 2001 (2 years) Île-de-France

  • Bachelor of Commerce

    at University of Kerala

    1993 - 1996 (3 years) Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Hindi Negotiation

  • Malayalam Native

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