Khawla Alkaabi

Chief Internal Auditor @ Aspire Zone

A motivated audit professional with deep experience and solid foundation in analytical and problem-solving skills. A methodical and goal oriented individual with more than 16 years’ experience in diverse industries. Capable of leading a team for achieving strategic organizational objectives. Ability to communicate fluently in English and Arabic with a desire to excel. Excellent report writing skills in both English and Arabic to higher level management and ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.

Overall Career Achievement:

Maximizing the value and effectiveness of the internal audit function by understanding the organization’s objectives, vision, mission, risks, risk management priorities, regulatory environment, and the diverse needs and expectations of the primary and critical stakeholders including executive management and employees throughout my more than 16 years’ experience.

Highlights:

  • Sets a tone of professionalism and integrity through maintaining mutually respectful relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Created an environment that encourages improvement and innovation; challenge traditional approaches and recognize ineffective strategies, hence, recommend alternative approaches or solutions to capitalize on change and seek opportunities outside of usual area.
  • Set the main fundamentals of the internal audit function in Aspire zone foundation including for example but not limited to: Developing the Internal Audit Charter which lays out the function’s goals and delineates the function’s authority and responsibilities and reflects the priorities of senior management, Developing Internal Audit Policy and Procedures Manual and built the strategic internal audit plan based on risk assessment exercise.
  • Effectively assesses capabilities and needs of internal audit team members and monitor workloads; adjust and redistributes internal audit assignments accordingly to promote work/life quality.
  • Provided job opportunities for Qatari nationals to join Aspire’s Internal Audit Department, Identifying and nurturing their talents and skills through providing.
  • Demonstrated courage and integrity by promptly addressing problems or issues in the workplace, consulting with others, accepting responsibility for outcomes and maintaining standards of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated behaviour such as teamwork, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships by providing clear guidance and direction to internal audit team members and coaching staff by providing candid and constructive feedback and conduct discussions in a timely manner and taking action to address areas for growth and improvement.