My job in Alamana is a challenge which I accepted and I am glad I did because it has been a great experience to develop the Internal Audit team right from scratch.
Right from developing the Internal Audit Manual for the company to recruiting the team members for each of the Division it has been an experience.
It has been an exciting journey as after recruiting the team and developing the internal audit processes, review of the process at each of the divisions was undertaken to assess the risk, identify suitable controls and also educating the audit-tee on the controls to be followed within their respective departments to mitigate the risk identified.
So though it was and is still a challenge to educate the people in various departments in the division to follow the new process and implement the requisite controls.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that since it is a new department and a growing team, we are able to set up the processes in accordance to our requirements and able to introduce changes more easily.
The best part is that the Management is very supportive of the Internal Audit, and has given us a free hand to highlight issues at any level and give recommendations for implementing adequate controls.