Head of Internal Audit, Strategic Initiatives

Lendlease Group
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Experience level
We have a unique opportunity to join our Group Internal Audit team as Head of Internal Audit, Strategic Initiatives. This role will see you lead and manage the Strategic Initiatives for the Group Internal Audit team, with the objective of supporting Internal Audit's governance role and assisting management to improve the internal control environment across all business units.

Your passion for innovation and experience in data analytics will afford you the opportunity to identify and implement new and innovative ways of working for the global Internal Audit team. Further, this role includes providing independent objective assurance to the Group Audit Committee and assisting the Regional Executive Management team (CEO and CFO) in the effective discharge of their responsibilities to the Lendlease Group Board in the areas of financial, operational and health & safety risk management and internal control.

In this role you will-
  • Work with Group Head of Internal Audit, regional Heads of Internal Audit and other Lendlease assurance functions to develop and implement a Strategic Initiative Plan;
  • Lead the implementation of and project manage strategic initiatives for all regional Internal Audit teams;
  • Work with the Group Head of Internal Audit to set group-wide framework and standards associated with Internal Audit;
  • Maximise the impact of audit through focus on the major strategic, regulatory, financial, operational and health & safety risks facing Lendlease
  • Have a keen focus on data security and handling of sensitive information;
  • Drive Management commitment to generate solutions in response to audit findings;
  • Facilitate identification and sharing of best practice across the businesses and across regions within Internal Audit; and
  • Ensure activities related to the function comply with legal, ethical and Lendlease standards.

Driving your success in this role, you will have -
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement data analysis platforms, project monitoring systems and procedures;
  • Proven capabilities and experience in use of tools such as Tableau, Alteryx, Power BI or similar;
  • Experience in audit or risk in a Big 4 accounting practice and/or large commercial organisation, with demonstrated experience in data analytics, technology and systems;
  • Strong business relationship, inter-personal, networking, liaison and presentation skills;
  • Attention to detail with a methodological approach and a broad-based strategic mindset for business processes improvements and risk mitigation;
  • Proven ability to interact with key stakeholders at a regional level;
  • Demonstrated sophisticated ability to develop, implement and improve risk management systems, policies and procedures;
  • Strong financial commercial acumen and understanding of effective business internal control, financial, & risk management essential;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in finance, audit, commercial or operational management;
  • Appropriate chartered professional membership in the relevant field (preferred);

Above all, you will demonstrate exemplary communication skills with the ability to engage, influence and deliver successful outcomes. You will harness the Lendlease core values of safety, collaboration, trust, innovation, excellence, respect and integrity in all areas of your work and leadership.

We embrace the value of a vibrant and diverse workforce and recognise that our people have different experiences and needs at different times. Lendlease is a diverse, flexible and inclusive employer of choice. We engage, enable and empower our people and support their individual needs. Inclusion sets us all up for success.

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