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Senior Principal Auditor, Special Investigations

  • Exciting opportunity to work with different faculties to improve operations across the University
  • Located on Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • Competitive remuneration package relative to experience that includes leave loading and up to 17% contribution to super
About the opportunity

As Senior Principal Auditor, Special Investigations, your role is responsible for managing risk-based audits and reviewing operations throughout the University that focus on efficiency and effectiveness. In this position you will also be working towards developing best practice processes, minimisation of risk, internal control, and successful attainment of the Universities strategic objectives. On top of this, you will be accountable for translating and implementing the strategy and related business plans into operational activity and managing the utilization of resources across the process and team activity.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Principal Auditor, International who:

  • has demonstrated capabilities to undertake risk-based audits and reviews of financial and administrative systems which focus on improving operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • possesses demonstrated ability to contribute to the establishment, review and continuous improvement of internal audit activities, policies and practices
  • holds high level organisational and time management skills
  • possesses the ability to elicit information from knowledgeable internal/external sources about areas and functions to determine appropriate audit
  • holds data analysis skills with tools such as Excel, access or similar
  • has experience in supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff
  • has demonstrated experience in the end to end process within special investigations
About us

Internal Audit provides an independent service that adds value and improves the operations of the University through the following services to the University: audits and reviews of University systems and processes; investigations of allegations of corrupt conduct and maladministration; maintenance of the University's insurance portfolio.

The Director Internal Audit reports to the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and is part of the University's governance framework.

The Principal Auditor provides detailed assessments as to the efficiency, effectiveness, compliance with University policies, procedures and standards by which the University's financial, physical and information sources are managed.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2727/1219C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 27 January 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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