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Saadat Ali

House number 1216, Street Contact Skype: Saadat714

26, I-10/4 0092 345 5500571
Islamabad, Pakistan saadat714@gmail.com

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/saadat-ali-cia-paa-9204b515/

Career Objective
To succeed in an environment of growth and excellence and earn a job that provides me job
satisfaction and self-development and help me achieve personal as well as organizational goals.

Professional Qualifications and Education

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Institute of Internal Auditors 2014
Professional Accounting Affiliate (PAA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan 2016
Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), CPA Professionals, UK 2013
Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), Institute of Financial Consultants-Canada 2009
Masters in Commerce (MCOM) 2009
Bachelors in Commerce (BCOM) 2007

Institute of Financial Consultants-Canada (IFC) 2009
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) USA 2009
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan 2016

Snapshot of experiences
Over 13 years of diversified experience in Compliance, Audit (internal and External), Assurance,
Forensic auditing, investigations and taxation with world leading organisations i.e. ActionAid
International, International Medical Corps, Islamic relief Worldwide, Save the Children, World
Bank and Ernst & Young.
Specializes in Compliance, Internal audits, preparation of risk based audit plans, planning & risk
assessment tasks, developing & executing audit strategy, designing, evaluating and
implementing internal controls, preparing final deliverable in the shape of audit report, review
and preparation of standard operating procedures for different processes.
Grant and sub grant management including preparation of sub grant manual, conducting pre-
award assessments, preparation of capacity development plans for potential partners and
provision of trainings.
Developed governing documents, policies and procedures for compliance and internal audit
functions; and building capacity of my teams to use them.
Developed systems and controls to adhere compliance with rules and regulations of all major
donors (USAID, OFDA, BPRM, ECHO, DFID and UN agencies) and providing guidance to the country
offices on compliance issues related to donor guidelines and organisations policies and procedures.
Prepared policies, procedures to lead and direct, the investigation process. In addition conducted
different forensic and fraud investigation assignments, which helped in uncovering fraud at
different levels.
Been involved in International assignments (KSA, US, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Jordan) and served in
locations requiring significant adherence to security protocols and dealing with local and expat
community, which helped me develop excellent ability to work in multi cultural environments
requiring flexibility and sensitivity.
Sound knowledge of audit methodology adopted by Save The Children and Ernst & Young including
auditing Softwares like MK Insight, Magique Galileo, GamX and Caseware.
Professional Experience Brief Summary

Organizations Position Duration Major responsibilities

ActionAid International Jan 2017 Undertake risk based internal audits of AAI members and CPs and
International Auditor to date to produce audit recommendations for management to improve
the efficiency of the organisations financial and management
Support the development of internal audit functions at Member
and Country Programme level.
Support preparation of reports for the Senior Leadership Team
and Audit and Risk Committee

International Head of Jan- 16 Work closely with Country Office management and relevant HQ
Medical Corps. Compliance departments to create and implement administrative, contractual
Jordan Unit and grant procedures and ensure compliance with applicable
Jan - 17 Jordanian laws and Donor regulations governing grant and
contractual activities.
Regularly assess the effectiveness of the Jordan country office
systems in order to identify and mitigate risks; recommend and
initiate necessary changes to processes in order to improve
compliance oversight;
Provide problem-solving solutions to program bottlenecks that
are compliant with IMC policies and donor regulations, develop
and implement solutions to reconcile the compliance
requirements of donors with IMCs other programs;
Work with country office management to resolve internal audit
findings and establish controls and mitigation measures to avoid
similar findings in the future

Islamic Relief Head of Feb -14 Manage the Internal Audit Department for Islamic Relief Pakistan.
Worldwide Internal Audit Carry out a high level risk assessment for all the departments and
units of IRP & developed risk based IA plan.
Dec -15 Develop and maintain complete audit universe.
Ensure that the systems of control are able to promote the most
economic, efficient and effective use of resources and to safeguard
Develop procedures for the financial controls to ensure
compliance with policies of IRP & Government laws and
Conduct compliance test to ensure the presence, effectiveness and
continuation of the Internal Control Systems.
Conduct the audit of the programs in order to verify the expenses
made by using substantive testing and review methodology.

Leading the Audit & Compliance Function.

Save the Children Director July - 12
International Audit & Evaluating the internal control system, recommending
to improvements to it, and investigating the impact of fraud.
Kabul, Review new systems, procedures, functions, areas of high risk,
Dec -13
Afghanistan and areas with undefined or poorly defined internal control
Prepare audit plan, issue reports and perform constant follow up.
Pre Award assessment, Audit / review of partner organisations.

Perform planning procedures.

Save the Children Assistant Sep-10
US manager Evaluate adequacy of internal control system.
to Draft accurate and timely observations; discuss observations and
Internal Audit
/ Global Jul -12 recommendations with management to assure agreement.
Internal Pre Award assessment, audit / review of partners.
Auditor Participate in global audit assignments, and participate in special
investigation and analytical projects.
Perform planning procedures.
National Manager Feb -10
Commission for Internal Audit Evaluate adequacy of internal control system.
to Draft accurate and timely observations; discuss observations and
Development Sep -10 recommendations with management to assure agreement.
(NCHD) Participate in special investigation and analytical projects.

Manage portfolios of audits.

Project to Supervisor May- 08
Improve Audit Conduct trainings on financial audit manual for Government
to employees.
Reporting and Feb-10 Preparation of audit plan.
Auditing (PIFRA) Supervising and coaching team members, ensure implementation
of audit strategy,
Ensure audit has been completed according to FAM.

Involved in various audits including manufacturing concerns, oil

Ernst & Young Audit April -04
and gas sector, financial sector, non-government organizations
International Associate
to and service sector. Besides annual statutory audits, assignments
(Islamabad / included due diligence assignments, special purpose audits, and
April- 08
internal controls designing. Working for Riyadh office, was
responsible for filing of tax returns, pre submission reviews of
various clients in accordance with the Saudi Law.

Continuing Professional Development Different in house and on the job trainings on fraud, bribery Anti-
Corruption. Donor Rules and regulations.
Attended the seminar on EY Audit Methodology conducted by the
Planning and risk assessment conducted by the firm.
Global Audit Methodology (GAM) orientation courses.

Operating Systems Audit Software

skills Microsoft Windows MK Insight, Magique Galileo, GAMx, Case ware, EY Random and
EY Microstart.
Practical Experience
gained: Software Packages

Oracle Financials Microsoft Office Suite and Lotus Notes.

Quick Books Pro
SAP R3/ Business
Sidat Hyder

Personal Date of birth March 21, 1983 (Pakistan)

information Nationality Pakistan
Marital status Married
Passport KU1795412
Countries worked Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan, USA, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia
References Can be furnished upon request