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External Audit Director- Banking and Insurance Sectors – UAE – £Six Figure Salary

CK Search Global
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Competitive six figure package
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

Job Details

This is a rare opportunity for a financial services external audit specialist to join a high-quality firm in the United Arab Emirates at Director level.

Our client is seeking to hire a director to help develop their banking and insurance audit offering in the region and can offer an existing client base and full support for further business development opportunities.

The recent appointment of a hugely respected internationally experienced audit quality director emphasises their total commitment to the highest of standards and further development of their audit practice across the UAE and wider region.

This role will suit an experienced audit senior manager or director working for one the top 10 global firms with banking and/or insurance sector audit experience either currently operating in the UAE or outside the region looking for a move to the UAE.

The role can be based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Sharjah with an agile working model.


• ACA/ACCA/ICAS qualified or equivalent

• Must have current experience of auditing at senior manager level + within the banking and/or insurance sectors with a global audit firm.

• Excellent working knowledge of  IFRS, International GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.

• Managing and developing staff (not only audit teams), i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, recruiting etc.

• Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework

You should also have an interest and/or experience of business development as it envisaged that this role will lead to partnership subject to performance.

Mutual support and respect are two of our client’s core values and they are proud of their distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, they will support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

They offer a competitive salary package (tax free) and benefits package.

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CK Search Global is a niche search firm, specialising in six practice areas only, Audit and Risk Advisory, Audit Quality and Technical Standards, Forensic Services, Restructuring Advisory, Transaction Advisory and Valuations.

Christopher Kidd founded CK Search Global in 2014 and has over 30 years professional services recruitment and search experience having successfully introduced specialists across our practice areas into professional services firms throughout his career , primarily focussing on senior level recruitment. Many of his introductions now lead service lines for advisory firms around the world and come to him for advice on hiring strategies and with search mandates.

Our six areas of practise and expertise have been fine-tuned over the last seven years and our success is largely due to the professional relationships we have nurtured.

Our goal at CK Search Global is to build robust and meaningful relationships with both our clients and our candidates. We start from the ground up, building an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business.

Next we search for the ideal candidates, individuals who have the relevant professional and personal skills. By facilitating this partnership, we strive for the most successful combination – a long-standing placement with satisfied clients and successful candidates.

Diversity and inclusion are at the very core of who we are and what we do. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we are providing the widest possible cultural diversity within any shortlist.

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+44 (0)20 8242 6001
36-38 Cornhill
United Kingdom

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