Experience

  • Senior Compliance Specialist

    at Grapes Creations

    September 2015 - at Present

    Dubayy

     Develop and maintain policies and procedures for general operations of the compliance program and its related activities  Conduct risk assessment to identify significant risks related to internal controls as well as compliance with policies and procedures, laws and regulations  Evaluate the effectiveness of the internal controls & recommend changes when necessary  Provide timely and consistent advice to management & employees on compliance policies & requirements.  Develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing trainings for all employees and managers.  Review the updating internal policies to match confidential clients such as Darkmatter and ADNOC  Assist management in developing the delegation of authorities, policies and procedures by providing guidance & recommendations  Provide prompt advice on ethics compliance matters and inquiries to business and functional partners within the Region

  • Compliance and Control Officer

    at National Holding LLC

    February 2012 - September 2015

    Dubayy

    Investigate and report to the Audit Committee on activity reported through Hotline/Whistle-blower processes Provide technical assistance through investigations, special audits, and offer subject-matter expertise as needed Monitor control systems to prevent violations of internal policies and legal guidelines and evaluate the efficiency of controls Plan and lead timely training and communication on various aspects across the group Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and weaknesses; develop & implement corrective actions & plans for rectification Evaluate the designed & implemented internal controls over the operation cycles and liaise with internal audit team & recommend changes if required Establish employee reporting channels including, but not limited to, a compliance hotline, which employees may use to report any actual or potential fraud, misconduct or any wrongdoings without fear of retaliation Knowledge and application of FCPA & UK Bribery Act

  • Assurance Auditor

    at kpmg

    February 2008 - February 2012

    Dubayy

     Perform statutory audits in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the International Standards in Auditing (ISA)  Report audit findings to audit manager & clearing review points  Perform tests of controls & substantive testing on all of the various types of accounts and processes regarding business entities  Perform audit engagement in compliance with International Standards on Auditing and International Accounting Standards  Holding meetings with management to discuss audit findings/exceptions/matters that came up during the audit & concluding on resolving the situation  Preparing audit plans for clients which include preliminary analytics, risk assessments & audit programs Prominent audit clients handled in Dubai:  Carrefour, Majid Al Futtaim Retail  Nestle Middle East  Al Tayer Group  Arabian Automobile / AW Rostamani  Emerson FZE  Joy Allukas Gold  Al Naboodah Logistics  Al Ghurair

Education

  • Bachelors Degree

    at Ajman University

    2003 - 2008 (5 years) ‘Ajmān

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • Arabic Native

  • English Negotiation

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