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Principal Internal Auditor

NZ Defence Force
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Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As Principal Internal Auditor you will hold a pivotal senior management position within the internal audit function of NZDF. You will lead the delivery of a strategically relevant internal audit work plan, and provide assurance advisory and policy insight services.
As an effective and motivational people leader you will build and coach a high performing, cohesive team of Internal Auditors and lead them to success. You will be a driver and implementer of change in a fast paced and contemporary internal audit environment.
What we need

Our ideal person will have drive, energy and be a catalyst for success. As a skilled influencer you possess the ability to motivate others and generate action.  You will have demonstrated success in building a team and striving for continuous improvement, excellence and achievement in your work.  You will be a smart thinker, formulating plans to address interim staff shortages by drawing on established co-sourced providers as you build your team.  Your polished project management skills, critical thinking ability and analytical problem solving skills enable you to deliver dynamic solutions with business and commercial acumen. As a highly developed communicator, you can influence and work effectively with executive and senior stakeholders within a large and complex organisation.   

As a contemporary Auditor you understand and practice current internal auditing and global models of internal audit; and have in depth knowledge of the institute of Internal Auditors Professional Practices Framework and risk based audit methodology. 

Ideally you will have 2 – 5 years' experience as a senior manager in a large and complex organisation, a relevant tertiary qualification in commerce, accounting, business finance or law and be a professional member of the Institute of Internal Auditors as a certified Internal Auditor.      
Who we are

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

The NZDF Internal Audit function provides the Chief of Defence Force, and the Risk and Assurance Committee, with an objective assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of processes and procedures employed by management to both identify, and manage risk. The function operates as the Third Line of Assurance within the NZDF Risk Management Framework and, in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, provides independent and objective assurance to the Chief of Defence Force and executive management.

The vision of the function is to provide meaningful and insightful assurance services for the NZDF, looking beyond compliance, and being a valued partner for continuous improvement and the management of risk. This vision emphasises assisting the organisation to improve its overall business performance.

Why Us
This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to NZDF Internal Audit.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team and unique working environment based in Wellington.
We encourage and support the work life balance of our staff and offer some exceptional benefits including:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Fully funded life insurance and income protection insurance
  • Discounted healthcare insurance
  • An outstanding performing Kiwisaver scheme

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Brittany Johnson on (04) 496 0873, quoting NZDF-1810006.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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