Salim Samaoli

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

Internal Auditor


Performed financial and SOX compliance audits under the supervision of a Senior Auditor

o  Internal Audit reviews:

  • Established annual audit plan based on a risk oriented approach
  • Evaluated design and operating effectiveness of internal controls
  • Sampled and tested transactions per internal controls
  • Identified key findings and made recommendations to upper management

o  SOX Advisor

  • Assisted in the coordination of activities to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation and corporate requirements in coordination with our offices in London and Tokyo
  • Performed a scoping risk assessment and formulated the annual plan and scope based on SEC Management Guidance and PCAOB AS.5.
  • Conducted SOX testing on key financial controls to support management assertions
  • Provided recommendations for process improvement, formalized and backed up results with supporting documentation
2009 - 2010

Consultant for a start-up company


Led team's efforts to launch a business for a qualified career orientation and enhancement consultant

  • Performed a market survey
  • Edited a business plan, led to obtaining of a bank loan and the start of activity
  • Implemented a canvassing commercial actions resulted in increased sales and awareness


Sep 2007 - Present

Master in Management

BEM Bordeaux Management School
  • Honors: Ranked in the top 10 percent of graduating class
  • Relevant Coursework: Organisation Management / Financial Accounting / Audit / Law
2005 - 2007

Two-year undergraduate vocational diploma in accounting

INTS Paris
  • Concentration in Accounting, Economics, Management and Law
  • Graduated with honors


Languages: French native speaker, Basic Spanish

Technical Skills: Stemach (Reconciliation software), Olympic, SWIFT Network

Certifications & Training: IFRS for Banks and SOX Compliance Trainings

Interests: Cognitive Sciences - have attended courses and get knowledge about developmental psychology and sociology