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Head of Internal Audit

BT Talent

Job Description

Greenfield risk and compliance position, build and lead a team, drive improved governance, risk and controls throughout the business.

Our client is a highly established retail organisation with a large and expanding property portfolio. Due to internal change and transformation, they are currently seeking an experienced Head of Internal Audit to join the executive leadership team. The focus of this position is to refine and improve the overall risk management, internal controls and governance processes across all facets of the organisation.

Key responsibilities:
  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual audit plans.
  • Plan and deliver the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness and financial reliability.
  • Assess the suitability of current internal controls, making suggestions for improvements where needed, including identifying loopholes, recommending risk aversion measures and cost savings.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and statutes.
  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, reports and data.
  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audit results and findings, document processes and make recommendations to management and to the Audit & Risk Committee.
  • Liaise with external auditors and other external advisors, where relevant.
  • Undertake continuous knowledge development regarding industry’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.

About you:
  • An experienced and seasoned Audit, Risk, Compliance leader with a proven track record in implementing disciplined audit and risk frameworks to drive change and improvement within an organisation.
  • Knowledgeable in corporate governance functions including, legal, risk management, compliance, and quality assurance.
  • Relevant tertiary education and CA/CPA or CIA/CISA membership.
  • Strong communication skills, an ability to lead from the front whilst still developing your team, and able to address any challenging issues in a candid but diplomatic way.
  • Ideally, you have Audit, Risk & Compliance experience gained from within a big four audit environment and have transitioned into an internal audit, risk or compliance position,
  • Exposure to internal audit environments deploying AI and data analytics techniques will be a distinct added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the retail or similar environment, able to understand the nature of the industry and increased compliance and regulatory landscape,
  • Mostly based in Sydney, though be prepared for some travel throughout ANZ.
This opportunity presents the chance to drive change and improvement within a stable and friendly team, based in the CBD, plush working environment, above market benefits, a people-first culture and the opportunity to add real value to the organisation by leading and driving change and improvements.

BT Talent works exclusively with this organisation to assist the growth of their team, so you will not hear about this opportunity elsewhere. To find out more, please apply below with your most up-to-date resume.