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Associate Director Internal Audit

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 10/11/2017

Job Category:

Consulting / Government

Job description:
  • Drive performance and best practice audit strategy and methodology
  • Permanent Full Time, with excellent long term career opportunities
  • Experience within a large complex organisation is critical to the success of this role
About our client
Sydney Trains vision is to “Keep Sydney Moving” by putting the customer at the centre of everything it does and delivering safe, reliable and clean rail services to the people of Sydney. The organisation is focused on providing sustainable, efficient and cost effective services.
 
Sydney Trains  has a 'make it happen' culture where each individual accepts both a personal and shared responsibility for being innovative, for making a difference and for developing organisational capability ultimately contributing to the success of transport in NSW by running efficient rail services.
 
Joining Sydney Trains presents an exciting opportunity to shape the future of rail services in Sydney and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing the rail system they deserve.
 
The role
 
The primary purpose of the role is to lead the internal audit team to develop, manage and deliver the internal audit strategy, framework and annual plan for Sydney Trains and RailCorp. Your team will identify corporate risks and examine, verify, evaluate and report on processes, systems, controls and outcomes, to ensure financial and operational integrity and compliance with relevant legislative and policy requirements.
 
Partnering with the Director of Internal Audit and Assurance Governance and operating at an Associate Director level you will ensure that the internal audit team will provide proactive advice to management to facilitate continuous improvement and contribute to best practice processes, systems and controls and report progress against outcomes.
 
Key accountabilities and purpose
  1. Lead the Internal Audit team to deliver department outcomes, fostering a collaborative, ‘one team’ approach with direct involvement in high level and sensitive internal audits;
  2. Develop Sydney Trains internal audit programs which are risk based and take into account organisational priorities, including operational, financial, compliance, IT audits and other consulting / advisory projects;
  3. Develop, manage and continuously improve key internal audit artefacts including the internal audit strategy, standards, policies, processes and procedures;
  4. Balancing recommendations between the need for improved internal control and cost effectiveness;
  5. Supporting transformational change in the organisation given the range of internal and external stakeholders, the potential resistance to change and the need for both structural and cultural change;
  6. Maintaining detailed and current knowledge of and applying internal audit and risk management best practices and professional standards.
 
TfNSW’s commitment to Diversity  
TfNSW are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture across the Transport cluster, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTI, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. TfNSW recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of NSW
 
Essential Requirements
  • Tertiary qualification or willingness to undertake qualification in an audit, risk, finance, engineering or IT related discipline, CA, CPA, CIA, CISA and/or equivalent experience with a demonstrated ability to maintain awareness of contemporary industry best practice.
  • Extensive experience leading internal audit teams in complex, high reliability environments;
  • Experience gained in the Engineering / Maintenance sectors will be highly desirable;
  • Proven record of achievement in the development and execution of internal audit strategy as well as the effective management of internal audit teams in delivering plans which include significant operational, safety and environment, financial, compliance, IT audits and other consulting / advisory type projects.
 
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the 2 targeted questions in the section below.
 
  1. Provide an example of where you’ve entered a complex environment to develop a “refreshed”, best practice approach to internal audit as a function. Describe what steps you took to achieve this outcome.
 
  1. What was your vision for your current/last company/department? How did you communicate that vision to the team? What was your direct involvement and teams’ part in this vision and what was the outcome?
 
Benefits & Culture:
This opportunity will have considerable career growth potential for a driven professional who is able to influence and drive change across a complex enterprise environment. You will be a true business advisor, challenging the status quo, whilst being objective and independent, developing a first class audit environment that will result in considerable improvement for Sydney Trains.
 
Application Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 26 of November 2017
 
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Successful candidates will need to undertake background checks and criminal record checks.
  • To apply for this role, you must possess Australian permanent residency status or Australian Citizenship.
 
To apply for this opportunity, please contact Tania Barnard from Ethos BeathChapman on (02) 8227 9200 and quote JN/21740 or send a copy of your resume and selection criteria to taniab@ethosbc.com.au.
 

Key Application Responses

How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the 2 targeted questions in the section below.
  1. Provide an example of where you’ve entered a complex environment to develop a “refreshed”, best practice approach to internal audit as a function. Describe what steps you took to achieve this outcome.
  2. What was your vision for your current/last company/department? How did you communicate that vision to the team? What was your direct involvement and teams’ part in this vision and what was the outcome?

To apply for this opportunity, please contact Tania Barnard from Ethos BeathChapman on (02) 8227 9200 and quote JN/21740 or send a copy of your resume and selection criteria to taniab@ethosbc.com.au.