Senior Audit Manager - IT & Projects at Woolworths

Posted 1 week ago


About Us:

Woolworths Group Limited is a proud, home­grown Australian business, employer of more than 200,000 people and committed business partner of many thousand local farmers, producers and manufacturers. The Group manages some of Australia’s most recognized and trusted brands including Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Cellarmasters, Big W, Countdown and ALH. We value diversity and aim to create a vibrant and inclusive workforce which is reflective of the communities in which we operate. If you are passionate about retail and want to help us grow our Internal Audit capability, please apply now!!

About the role:

The 'Senior Audit Manager - IT & Projects' primary objective is to support the delivery of Internal Audit (IA) objectives, which are:

  • Provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the organisation's operations.

  • Help the organisation accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and test the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.

The above is achieved in this role predominantly through supporting Senior Management in developing, maintaining and managing the delivery of the Rolling Audit Plan.
This role is based at our Head Office in Norwest Business Park, Bella Vista.

In this role, the position will:

  • Support Senior Management in developing, maintaining and delivering the entire Rolling Audit Plan and Board Reporting where relevant;

  • Coordinate, drive and deliver simultaneous reviews in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner without compromising quality of delivery;

  • Exercise good commercial acumen and ensure audit recommendations are balanced, risk based solutions to identified issues;

  • Represent IA whilst engaging with various levels of management to facilitate achievement of IA objectives;

  • Identify, recommend and support operational improvements of IA’s own processes & tools especially in relation to the Quality Assurance Improvement Program (QAIP);

  • Deliver, coach and support others to achieve a level of engagement with the business supporting the concept of Internal Audit being a trusted adviser to the business while providing independent assurance to the committee and board;

  • Effective management of staff utilisation to ensure the department is operating efficiently;

  • Develop and nurture talent to drive a high performing and achieving team.

  • Primary focus on completing and assisting the manager in delivering audits in the 'IT & Projects' stream;

  • Actively contribute (through advice or otherwise) to other reviews that have a specific IT component;

  • Drive to upskill the team in basic ITGC and related audit areas;

  • Actively contribute to the 'IT & Projects' and Rolling Audit plan; and

  • Act as 'divisional champion' in the IT & project space.

This role requires the following:

  • Have a practical and technical understanding of IT Audit and Risk Management through 5+ years experience in a similar role;

  • Big 4 accounting firm experience required with equivalent position being Senior Manager.

  • Preferred experience: Combination of commercial assurance and professional services or Public Accounting;

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related study, and CISA certified;

  • CA/CPA preferred, CIA optional;

  • Prince2 or PMBOK certified;

  • Experience in auditing SAP desired;

  • Ability to link business strategy to key processes and controls and understand risk implications and IT impacts;

  • Ability to assess the design and control effectiveness of key systems;

  • Ability to assess programmes and projects, including governance and solution designs;

  • Have visibility of and understand the IT Roadmap and engage with Management on future developments

  • Understanding of best practice IT program management requirements;

  • Knowledge of IT governance and control frameworks and ability to apply to audit topic in a pragmatic manner (Eg. COBIT, ITIL);

  • Knowledge and pragmatic application of ITGC, IT Applications controls, and IT Security etc; and

  • Understanding of IT functions, processes and general architecture.

The following professional skills are required:

  • Ability to manage and deliver multiple projects on time and within budgets;

  • Ability to manage teams of auditors;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to both business and IT staff as required;

  • Ability to build strong relationships with business and IT stakeholders;

  • Results-oriented, show strong initiative, be customer-focused, recognise effort and contributions, affect change, and be team oriented;

  • Motivate and inspire - establish direction and develop vision;

  • Ability to run effective meetings and ensure that all parties reach consensus;

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise these effectively; and

  • Strong problem solving aptitude, with an attention to detail

We value diversity and aim to create a vibrant and inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. If you are passionate about working in one of Australia’s most iconic businesses and want to grow your career with us, head along to WOW Careers and apply!
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