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Principal Advisor Assurance

Are you passionate about supporting a culture within Oranga Tamariki that will allow Risk and Assurance to become a trusted advisor that supports the organisation in achieving and delivering on its strategic priorities? If so, this role is for you.

We have an incredible opportunity for an accomplished Principal Advisor Assurance to build on the great framework that is in place at a time of organisational change. This provides an opportunity for a self-starter to lead this key function to assist the leadership team and managers identify key improvements to operational systems and processes to ensure optimal delivery of our services to Tamariki and Whānau.

About us | Mō mātou:

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

About the role | Mō te tūnga:

The Principal Advisor Assurance is responsible for providing technical and high-quality advice to the leadership team, managers and staff on all aspects of the Ministry's assurance activities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Take the lead on developing and embedding assurance frameworks, processes and tools within Oranga Tamariki to ensure there is an effective system of internal control
  • Review and update or amend frameworks and tools to ensure they align with best practice, the operating model and strategy of the organisation
  • Provide reporting to the independent Risk and Assurance Committee of Oranga Tamariki (working with the Manager Risk and Assurance).
  • Apply "big picture", strategic thinking into the development of a risk-based assurance plan that supports delivery of Oranga Tamariki vision and priorities
  • Lead the planning, scoping, conducting and reporting on assurance reviews and advisory engagements of core business and operational systems, controls and process
  • Apply an excellent understanding of good practice in business operations / processes to enable delivery of activities outlined in the assurance programme
  • Apply a risk-based approach to undertaking all assurance activity to ensure that work is appropriately focussed
  • Identify and communicate issues raised, offering effective solutions relevant to the business

About you | Mōu

  • Previous experience in assurance or audit at a senior level and an interest in training and education staff across the organisation
  • Strong ability to grasp complex business issues to contribute effective solutions to drive business success
  • Conceptually strong, while pragmatic and results orientated, and ability to do hands on Risk and Assurance activities
  • Experience of being adept at managing multiple projects and prioritising the demands of a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Ability to support the promotion and education of risk and internal control management practices at all levels of an organisation and the ability to assess risks associated with assurance related assignments
  • Strong numerical, research and strategic thinking skills and the ability to successfully analyse information and draw conclusions including problem structuring and resolution skills
  • Proven analytical skills including the ability to assess risks associated with assurance/audit related assignments and to successfully analyse information and draw conclusions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to adapt these to suit the needs of the audience, able to influence others to accept ideas/strategies
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture.

About the team | Mo te roopu:

The Risk and Assurance team provides independent and objective assurance, risk advisory and fraud and integrity services to assist Oranga Tamariki management to deliver on its strategic priorities and meet its accountabilities. This is achieved by bringing an innovative approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes while ensuring that integrity is at the centre of everything we do.

What's in it for you | Nou te rourou:

In return we provide a fascinating and rewarding opportunity with flexible working arrangements and a committed team environment where we thrive to make a meaningful difference.

We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

For a full list of our employee benefits please click here: https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-us/employee-benefits/

How to apply | Me pehea te tuku tono

Apply online with your CV and Cover Letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Tom Bowen on tom.bowen@ot.govt.nz

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to consider applicants outside of New Zealand. You must also have a valid work visa.

Applications close: Friday 3rd December 2021

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