Internal Audit Manager


Join a world-class prudential regulator, contribute towards enhancing the effectiveness of its internal control environment, and be exposed to the advanced thinking and mindsets involved in the overseeing the stability overall Financial System. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is seeking an experienced and innovative Internal Audit Manager to join its team.

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, your main focus will be to provide audit coverage of key risks inherent to the Divisions that perform supervision of regulated entities and enterprise operations. To ensure a diversity of exposures and opportunities for development, you will also have carriage of some project and technology audits activities. Importantly, you will also be responsible for establishing a broad and diverse network that enables you to maintain knowledge of key developments within your portfolio and identify changes to risks that may require adjustments to the Internal Audit Function’s focus and activities.

Utilising your strong commercial acumen, a sense of curiosity, and business knowledge together with your broad and diverse network, you will contribute to establishing the Annual Audit Plan, identify changes to maintain its alignment with the constantly changing risk landscape, and provide business relevant and timely advice to Management.


About the role:

  • Responsible for the delivery of audits focused on inherent risks of Divisions performing frontline supervision and operational activities.
  • Conduct your audits with scope consideration and coverage of technology risk areas and data analytics or data visualisation.
  • Lead a team to conduct an audit, or conduct an audit solo.
  • Complete all phases of allocated audits and proactively ensure auditees are updated regularly.
  • Maintain high personal standards in the timely completion of quality deliverables.
  • Ensuring an up-to-date understanding of APRA’s strategic direction; in the context of Internal Audit’s assurance responsibilities, and the implementation of Internal Audit programs that will effectively contribute to the discharge of those responsibilities.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the Internal Audit Plan, ensuring that it remains risk based and add value to Management.

What will you learn?

This is an exciting time to join our organisation; as there are lots of new opportunities to share ideas, and undertake training, growth and career development. The role will gain exposure to each of APRA’S divisions, across all levels of the organisation. You will further develop your Audit competencies, whilst adding value to the business via contribution to our strategic initiatives; in the form of our control framework, and governance structure.


To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in Internal Audit or risk management experience. You will possess advanced knowledge and application of frameworks in: risk management, compliance, or quality assurance and have extensive knowledge and awareness of contemporary developments in Australia’s Financial Services regulatory space (APRA, ASIC, AusTrac, etc.) is highly desirable.


Knowledge of project management methodologies such as AGILE, PRINCE2, or PMBOK as well as working knowledge of technology assurance activities is highly desirable.


You will have experience understanding data analytics tools such as Power BI or Tableau and will be degree qualifications in Technology/Commerce or equivalent fields as well as professionally certified (CISA, CISSP, CIA, CA, CPA, etc.).

You approach to Internal Audit is grounded in the principal that we are independent in thought and judgement but aligned in our objectives in helping the organisation succeed.


You are an out of the box thinker who is comfortable working in the detail but has the ability to extrapolate the bigger picture. Importantly, you demonstrate strong ownership of your accountabilities, a willingness to test and learn new ways of doing things, and contribute towards the continuous improvement of both the Internal Audit Function and APRA overall.


Importantly, you possess a mindset that enables you to truly understand the objectives, challenges, and constraints of the stakeholders in your portfolio. When coupled with your highly advanced communication skills (written and verbal), you are able to provide pragmatic advice at the right time, and to the right degree of complexity.


Join a world-class prudential regulator, contribute towards enhancing the effectiveness of its internal control environment, and be exposed to the advanced thinking and mindsets involved in the overseeing the stability overall Financial System. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is seeking an experienced and innovative Internal Audit Manager to join its team.

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, your main focus will be to provide audit coverage of key risks inherent to the Divisions that perform supervision of regulated entities and enterprise operations. To ensure a diversity of exposures and opportunities for development, you will also have carriage of some project and technology audits activities. Importantly, you will also be responsible for establishing a broad and diverse network that enables you to maintain knowledge of key developments within your portfolio and identify changes to risks that may require adjustments to the Internal Audit Function’s focus and activities.

Utilising your strong commercial acumen, a sense of curiosity, and business knowledge together with your broad and diverse network, you will contribute to establishing the Annual Audit Plan, identify changes to maintain its alignment with the constantly changing risk landscape, and provide business relevant and timely advice to Management.


About the role:

  • Responsible for the delivery of audits focused on inherent risks of Divisions performing frontline supervision and operational activities.
  • Conduct your audits with scope consideration and coverage of technology risk areas and data analytics or data visualisation.
  • Lead a team to conduct an audit, or conduct an audit solo.
  • Complete all phases of allocated audits and proactively ensure auditees are updated regularly.
  • Maintain high personal standards in the timely completion of quality deliverables.
  • Ensuring an up-to-date understanding of APRA’s strategic direction; in the context of Internal Audit’s assurance responsibilities, and the implementation of Internal Audit programs that will effectively contribute to the discharge of those responsibilities.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of the Internal Audit Plan, ensuring that it remains risk based and add value to Management.

What will you learn?

This is an exciting time to join our organisation; as there are lots of new opportunities to share ideas, and undertake training, growth and career development. The role will gain exposure to each of APRA’S divisions, across all levels of the organisation. You will further develop your Audit competencies, whilst adding value to the business via contribution to our strategic initiatives; in the form of our control framework, and governance structure.


To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in Internal Audit or risk management experience. You will possess advanced knowledge and application of frameworks in: risk management, compliance, or quality assurance and have extensive knowledge and awareness of contemporary developments in Australia’s Financial Services regulatory space (APRA, ASIC, AusTrac, etc.) is highly desirable.


Knowledge of project management methodologies such as AGILE, PRINCE2, or PMBOK as well as working knowledge of technology assurance activities is highly desirable.


You will have experience understanding data analytics tools such as Power BI or Tableau and will be degree qualifications in Technology/Commerce or equivalent fields as well as professionally certified (CISA, CISSP, CIA, CA, CPA, etc.).

You approach to Internal Audit is grounded in the principal that we are independent in thought and judgement but aligned in our objectives in helping the organisation succeed.


You are an out of the box thinker who is comfortable working in the detail but has the ability to extrapolate the bigger picture. Importantly, you demonstrate strong ownership of your accountabilities, a willingness to test and learn new ways of doing things, and contribute towards the continuous improvement of both the Internal Audit Function and APRA overall.


Importantly, you possess a mindset that enables you to truly understand the objectives, challenges, and constraints of the stakeholders in your portfolio. When coupled with your highly advanced communication skills (written and verbal), you are able to provide pragmatic advice at the right time, and to the right degree of complexity.

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