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Career Opportunities: Internal Auditor - North-Western Sydney (207884)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 01/09/2017

Job Category:

Accounting / Audit, Risk & Forensic

Job description:


About Us

Founded in 1924, Woolworths Group is Australia's largest retailer with more than 3,500 stores across Australia and New Zealand that span food, drinks, petrol, general merchandise and hotels.

The Woolworths Group is a proud, home-grown Australian business, employer of more than 205,000 people and a committed business partner of many thousand local farmers, producers and manufacturers.

Woolworths Group manages some of Australia's most recognised and trusted brands including Woolworths, Countdown, Dan Murphy's, BWS and BIG W.  We endeavour to create a world class experience for customers across all of our stores and platforms.

So if you’re someone who leads by example and strives to be better every day, then we would love to hear from you.


We are currently seeking an experienced Auditor on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Senior Internal Audit (IA) Management team, your primary objective is to support the delivery of IA objectives, which are:

  • Providing independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the organisation's operations

  • Assisting the organisation to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and test the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.

This is achieved predominantly through conducting assurance engagements.  You will be a proactive, reliable, self-motivated team player, who produces work of a high standard.


In this role, you will:

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;

  • Complete reviews which are factually accurate and risk-based in an efficient and effective manner;

  • Plan, undertake and report testing on areas of key audit focus, to a high standard;

  • Be able to apply various problem solving techniques to complex situations;

  • Evaluate governance, risk and control frameworks across the organisation;

  • Demonstrate sound business acumen;

  • Recommend commercially balanced, risk based solutions for identified issues to various levels of management;

  • Undertake timely follow up of issues due to ensure that they have been actioned by management, or reported to the Audit Committee;

  • Have the ability to build collaborative working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders;

  • Be able to manage conflict, and demonstrate resilience in challenging situations;

  • Identify, recommend and support operational improvements of IA’s own processes & tools;

  • Act as an ambassador for IA during assignments, whilst engaging with various levels of management to facilitate achievement of IA objectives.


You will have

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant post qualification experience (including internal audit, FMCG/retail );

  • Bachelors degree in a Business related discipline;

  • CA/CPA/CIA qualified;

Big 4 experience preferred.  Additionally, candidates with relevant commercial experience in complex business environments will be given priority.

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