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Audit Manager

  • Want to grow your audit experience in a fast-paced environment?
  • Want exposure to a diverse range of senior leaders?
  • Want to be involved in work that influences change?

Hi I'm Rachel Murphy, Acting Head of Internal Audit at Heartland Bank. I have an awesome opportunity I’d love to share with you. Here’s some info:

Is this your next role?

You’ll be responsible for assisting Executive Management, the Audit Committee and Board of Directors, with evaluating and improving the organisation's system of internal controls to effectively manage the risks faced in the organisation's operating environment. As part of the Internal Audit function you’ll act independently and objectively to provide assurance to management, the Audit Committee and the Board, that the organisation is meeting its objective of mitigating its exposure to risks that could have a significant impact on the organisation by means of effective and efficient controls.

Does this sound like you?

You’re a certified internal auditor with banking or professional services experience. You display excellent critical thinking skills and have an enquiring mind prepared to thoroughly investigate issues. Happy to flex, you work at a fast pace.

You’re a pro:

  • Tertiary qualified, ideally having completed, or working towards Professional (CPA/CA/CIA) or Post Graduate qualifications.
  • Certified Internal Auditor or audit experience in either internal or external audit.
  • Banking experience with a solid understanding of bank processes.
  • Work experience in delivering a risk based internal audit methodology, or similar, such as external audit or risk management experience.
  • Good understanding of Prudential standards and consumer protection legislation; AML/CFT, FAA, CCCFA, Responsible Lending
  • Experience designing and executing fieldwork to high quality standards and communicating key audit messages and recommendations
  • Knowledge of the authorised deposit-taking sector.
  • Knowledge of New Zealand Accounting and Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of New Zealand Prudential Supervision Standards.
  • Knowledge of Internal Audit best practices in the authorised deposit-taking sector.
  • Great verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to develop sound relationships with stakeholders.

A bit about us and what we do

Heartland is an NZX/ASX-listed financial services group with big growth plans. Heartland owns both Heartland Bank in New Zealand and Heartland Finance in Australia. We provide award-winning savings and finance products to a diverse range of customers including business owners, farmers and retirees. Through Heartland Digital, we build and deliver seamless and flexible digital platforms to create the best experience for our customers.

Can you see yourself here?

We’re innovative and always evolving. We work together as one team and have big ambition. We’re committed to creating a culture of inclusivity that celebrates our diverse backgrounds and supports the wellbeing of our people.

We offer real opportunities for learning and career development. You can also drive change through our internal groups (including Manawa Whenua - our Māori group, Rainbow Committee, Diversity Committee and our Green Team).

Some of our other benefits include:

  • an excellent insurance package
  • employee banking perks
  • te reo Māori lessons
  • yoga and mindfulness classes
  • sports teams including touch, netball and football
  • daily breakfast, fresh fruit and Friday night pizza and drinks

Diversity & Inclusion

At Heartland, we’re proud to celebrate the many characteristics that make each of us different. We are committed to improving the inclusiveness of our workplace, enabling our people to be authentic and helping us better understand and respond to our customers. We’re currently working towards getting the Rainbow Tick and have just become a Hearing Accredited Workplace.

Heartland is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage everyone to apply and we welcome everyone to the team. Please let us know if you need any adjustments throughout the application or interview process including a sign language interpreter or speech-to-text reporter. In your application, feel free to let us know what your pronouns are (for example, she/her, he/him, they/them etc).

Keen to learn more?

For an insight into life at Heartland, check https://youtu.be/Sti0louBCw0out and our Instagram @heartlandbanknz

Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Video Cover Letters Applicants can record a video cover letter when applying for this job.

Important privacy note: Please be vigilant as we are aware of fraudulent emails targeting job applicants that will request your personal and/or identification information. Note that our recruitment team will only ever conduct email communications with you via the domain @heartland.co.nz If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a communication, please contact us at peopleandculture@heartland.co.nz


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