Internal Audit Senior Manager

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Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Hybrid working, Risk & Compliance


  • Team connection days
  • 9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Grant Thornton Australia is a member firm of the Grant Thornton global network – one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting, advisory and consulting firms.

In Australia, we’re proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

Grant Thornton Risk Consulting division has experienced significant growth and we are looking for a motivated Melbourne based Internal Audit Senior Manager who will share our passion for client service and value a positive work culture.

About this role

This role requires an experienced Internal Audit professional with demonstrated experience in managing and conducting a wide range of audit and risk services related to operations, compliance and regulation.

Ideally you will have either worked in the financial services industry or with large/listed organisations. You are required to have strong knowledge of internal audit standards, risk and controls practices, and methodologies.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Leading risk advisory services and internal audits on a range of clients, including preparing the internal audit plan, managing and delivering internal audits, and communicating with Audit Committees and senior executives.
  • Working closely with the Partners and Directors to drive business development activities and thought-leadership materials.
  • Managing and mentoring team members to continually develop the team’s skills and experience.
  • Building successful client relationships with a positive attitude to challenges and the agility to multitask effectively across competing priorities.
  • Staying up to date with audit practices, relevant regulations and best practices.
  • Working closely with internal teams, as well as clients to identify business development opportunities that will add value to our client’s business.
  • Self-motivated and enjoys getting things done!

Key responsibilities

  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated internal audit and risk experience, managing the delivery of internal audit engagements or programs, preferably serving the financial services industry and/or in a professional services Big 4 environment.
  • CA or other relevant professional qualification or post-grad qualification such as IIA is preferred.
  • Excellent technical knowledge and business acumen to provide practical solutions and insight to clients.
  • Organised, efficient, and have a high attention to detail to deliver meaningful outcomes.
  • Proven experience in
  • Leading, coaching and empowering teams
  • Driving business development activities, including preparation of Request for Tender responses,
  • Development of thought-leadership material, or developing deep knowledge and expertise in a particular sector or subject matter.
  • Financial management of internal audit projects including budgeting, project metrics and billing responsibilities
  • Project management of co-sources and outsourced internal audits
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Collaborative and consultative approach to working with diverse stakeholders with a proven ability to build effective relationships with senior client stakeholders.
  • Highly effective communicator (both written and verbal), with proven ability to communicate complex issues and solutions to a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting processes, financial services regulations and/or assurance engagements on controls (e.g. ISAE 3402, GS 007, ASAE 3150 and SoX) will be advantageous.
  • Curious, keen to learn from others and have a continuous improvement mindset.

If you’re interested in this role but don’t feel that you match every single one of our requirements, we would still love to hear from you and explore the unique skillset and attributes that you can bring to the team.

Reach your remarkable

At Grant Thornton, we do things differently because we understand that when you strive for better and care about what you do, remarkable things are possible. We’re a dynamic and authentic mix of backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking. We’re driven by our shared purpose – we care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

With us, you’ll be exposed to challenging and rewarding opportunities – building your confidence and capabilities at every step. You’ll be supported, motivated, and inspired by a team of passionate and caring collaborators and leaders. You’ll be empowered to build a career path that’s tailored to you and encouraged to make a meaningful difference. And we’ll make sure the excellence you deliver and the impact you make is always seen, felt and celebrated.

We understand work is just one aspect of your life, so along with a competitive salary you’ll have access to a wide variety of benefits that focus on you and your wellbeing, including:

  • Flexible working options to support you achieve a more balanced approach to life.
  • Tailored mentoring program and the opportunity to work closely with Partners who care about your growth and development.
  • Work overseas or interstate, (short periods as agreed with the team) knowing how important time is with your family and friends.
  • Free annual gym membership to help keep you flexible, fit and healthy.
  • Active employee networks and social committees to get you involved in the things you are passionate about.
  • Family focused support to suit your parental and / or caregiving needs, including 26 weeks’ parental leave and a parental leave superannuation scheme.
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources and coaching, so you look after yourself both inside and out.
  • Funded CA qualification, additional study support classes to foster continuous learning as well as study leave.

We are proud to be a workplace that champions a culture of inclusion and diversity where our people are supported, connected, and heard. We recognise the importance of individual flexible work options and family-friendly work practices in maintaining diverse, adaptive and high-performing teams. To support you, we are committed to growing authentic and inclusive leaders who create a vibrant and collaborative working environment. Collaboration, Authenticity, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) are our values and these guide us in supporting our people, our clients, and our community to thrive.

Grant Thornton strives for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We strongly encourage female candidates, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people from the LGBTQI+ community and people with disability to apply.


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