Director – Internal Audit – Canberra based

  • Company:
    Indigenous Employment Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
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  • Work for an Organisation that values its people 
  • Make a difference protecting Australia’s security
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements
  • ASIO is looking for an experienced senior auditor to lead the Internal Audit team.

    Salary Range ($): $132,494 – $156,789 (includes service allowance, plus 15.4% superannuation)

    Are you an experienced auditor looking to apply your talent and skills in a unique way? Do you want a role that meaningfully contributes to something greater? Have you considered working for the nation’s security service?

    The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) performs its role of providing advice to the Australian Government to protect Australia, its people and interests, in a complex and ever-changing environment.

    Internal Audit adds value to the Organisation by providing independent assurance to the Director-General that ASIO’s financial and operational controls, designed to manage the Organisation’s risks and achieve ASIO’s objectives, are operating in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. Internal Audit also provides advice to management to improve ASIO’s business performance and delivers an Annual Assurance Work Program, which includes compliance audits and performance reviews.

    ASIO is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected.

    ASIO staff are carers, parents, grandparents and community volunteers and may come from various backgrounds, including music, teaching and nursing. We are proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and second or third generation Australians. We are introverted, extroverted and neurodiverse. We are tradespeople, technically-minded, corporate and intelligence professionals. We are your neighbours and part of your community. The only difference is, we don’t tell you where we work or what we do.

    Role Responsibilities

    As Director – Internal Audit you will lead the Internal Audit Directorate and be responsible for:

  • developing and delivering the annual assurance work program, including monitoring budget and expenditure, tracking recommendations and outcomes of both internal and external audits, and providing quality assurance in draft and final audit reports;
  • Identifying and implementing changes in standards and policies relevant to the Directorate;
  • identifying implementation risks and coordinate reporting to internal and external committees in line with reporting requirements;
  • procuring audit services and coordinating the delivery of internal audit services provided by external providers;
  • overseeing the annual Assurance Mapping process and analysis;
  • providing secretariat services to the Fraud Management Group and the Audit and Risk Committee;
  • managing and reviewing the ASIO Fraud Control Framework;
  • managing relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels; and
  • coordinating engagement between ASIO and the Australian National Audit Office and other external stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate will play an important role in supporting the ASIO Corporate Plan 2020-24 as a key enabler of governance and assurance.

    Key attributes

  • Proven experience in a similar role is essential, minimum of 12 months audit experience.
  • Fraud investigation or related professional qualifications and experience are highly desirable.
  • You will play an important role in translating national security and ASIO strategy into a deliverable assurance work program, and your strong representational and negotiation skills will be critical to your success in this role, given the need to manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound awareness of the government environment and operating risks within which ASIO operates is required in this role. Underpinned by demonstrated experience and skills in the provision of sound technical advice on audit, compliance and performance issues.
  • You will need to work independently, discreetly and with flexibility to be responsive to management initiated reviews. You will need to produce high quality products with a strong attention to detail.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Public Governance Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and the ability to communicate these requirements to all staff.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to make sound decisions will be critical to your success.
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the role, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen.
  • Assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance.
  • ASIO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected, in order to build a highly capable, innovative and adaptive workforce to achieve our purpose. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
    Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace.


    AEE2 (APS EL2 equivalent) $132,494 – $156,789 (including service allowance).

    Employment conditions

    Employment is under the ASIO Act 1979. Conditions of service are similar to those applying in the Australian Public Service. We recognise entitlements accrued under the Public Service Act 1999 and provide for continuation of superannuation under the Commonwealth schemes. Salary packaging arrangements are also available.


    ASIO provides a number of benefits to its staff including:

  • A competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent service allowance to compensate for the inconveniences of maintain your security clearance and working in a secure environment;
  • Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
  • An ‘if not, why not?’ approach to flexible working arrangements for all job roles;
  • Six staff-led diversity and inclusion networks;
  • Study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • 4 weeks annual leave per year; and
  • A variety of leave options to assist and maintain your work-life balance and more.