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Internal auditing is an independent,objective assurance and consulting activity that strengthens and protects organisations.

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Internal auditors support achievement of organisation objectives with pragmatic insights that strengthen governance and improve business processes. We strive to make a positive difference from the boardroom to the front line, which maintains trust and confidence in the organisation.

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Internal Auditor

What you will do

You will assist with the delivery of the internal audit work plan as a key member of the internal auditing team. You will aid the delivery of high quality, insightful and value added audit products across the NZ Defence Force to improve business performance and manage risk.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the planning, execution and delivery of individual internal audit engagements;
  • Supporting the development and delivery of best practice internal audit methodologies, tools and techniques;
  • Assisting with the coaching of the Internal Audit graduates; and
  • Learning about the NZDF Internal Audit function, how it operates, how the audit plan is generated and prioritised.

What we need

To be successful, you will be an experienced Assurance specialist with an inquisitive mind and exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey messages and insights.

You will also have:

  • 2+ years’ experience supporting internal audit engagements in large and complex internal audit functions;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • The ability to contribute to a team focused environment;
  • An understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework, risk based audit methodology and professional ethical principles; and
  • An interest, awareness and understanding of global and contemporary models of internal audit.

Who we are

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, being a valued partner for continuous improvement and the management of risk. This vision emphasises assisting the organisation to improve its overall business performance.

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.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply, please click here.
For further information, contact Mel Chase on 021 903 601.

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Please note:
  • The NZ Government has announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates covering all employees of the NZDF. Under the mandate, in order to be eligible to work within the NZDF, all staff are required to have received the first dose of the vaccine by 17 January 2022, and the second dose by 1 March 2022, and proof of your vaccination status will be required.
  • Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 30 January 2022.

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. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

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