Audit Manager | Stores

Recruiter
Woolworths
Location
New South Wales, Australia
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
14 Jun 2021
Closes
17 Jun 2021
Ref
441075
Job role
Audit
Experience level
Manager
About Us

Endeavour Group was created in 2020 through the restructure and merger of the Woolworths Group drinks and hospitality businesses. With a strong track record of growth, combined these businesses form the leading customer franchise in drinks and hospitality in Australia.

United behind a common purpose of 'Creating a more sociable future together', we are a 28,000+ strong team with more than 1600 stores and 330 hotels nationally, including leading brands such as Dan Murphy's, BWS and ALH Hotels.

Endeavour Group is expected to separate from Woolworths during calendar year 2021 and will be well-positioned as an ASX Top 50 Company. Join the team at an exciting time in their evolution!

About the role
The 'Audit Manager - Stores' primary objective is to support the delivery of Internal Audit (IA) objectives, which are:

• Reporting to the Audit Manager - Stores, you will support the delivery of IA objectives, which are providing
independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the organisation's
operations;
• You will also bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and test the effectiveness of internal controls,
risk management and governance processes;
• This is achieved predominantly through leading and conducting assurance engagements, supporting
management in delivering the annual audit plan, and providing coaching to team members; and
• You will be commercially minded and an experienced Internal Audit Manager on a permanent basis.
The above is achieved in this role predominantly through developing, maintaining and managing the delivery of the
Rolling Audit Plan. In this role, the position will report to the Senior Audit Manager - Stores.

Key priorities
In supporting the Senior Audit Manager - Stores, this role requires the following:
• Management of the Audit function: As a manager of the Audit function, you will manage a team of
professionals and develop a collaborative and business-partnering focused culture. The role will be responsible
for building and maintaining a high performing team and processes, leveraging both internal and external
resources, to cover audit requirements across all risk areas.
• Independence and objectivity: You will be charged with ensuring that the internal audit activity remains free
from interference by any element in the organisation, including matters of audit selection, scope, procedures,
frequency, timing or report content to permit maintenance of necessary independence and objectivity
• Promoting quality risk management across the Group: As Endeavour Group continues to grow and evolve, the
adoption of risk management practices through the appropriate risk framework to manage a wide range of
risks, is critical. You will be responsible for partnering with the business and Risk management teams to lead
this work.

Leadership competencies
Candidates for this important position will need to demonstrate the following leadership competencies:
• Understanding and insight - you will have understanding and best practice knowledge of end to end risk
management requirements and practices in complex environments. You will be capable of developing and
articulating where Endeavour Group or the business units are heading strategically, and how the Internal Audit
function can support them to monitor risk within risk appetite.
• Collaborating and influencing with the business - you will be a visible, energetic and collaborative team player,
able to create long-lasting productive relationships, with deep foundations. Through these relationships, others
will be motivated to work closely with you and therefore contribute to the broader business. You will actively
invest in relationships and have a broad array of influencing styles across the leadership landscape within
Endeavour Group.
• Team management - you will have a proven track record in managing and motivating a professional team. You
will be comfortable setting goals and holding individuals to account, with clear and constructive feedback along
the way. You will have an empowering style, which is supportive and involves a wide circle of people across the
organisation, tapping into capabilities and perspectives which can both drive and change the dynamic. You will
look for common ground in the way you work, but importantly in doing so, create a clear sense of team identity
and shared goals.

Key accountabilities
In this role, the position will:
• Execute high risk store / venue audits identifying and assessing key risks in operational controls;
• Review store / venue audit results ensuring a high quality, accurate deliverable;
• Present audit findings in both written and verbal format to clearly communicate to various levels of management;
• Complete reviews which are factually accurate and risk based in an efficient and effective manner;
• Coordinate, drive and deliver simultaneous reviews in a timely and efficient manner, without compromising
quality of delivery;
• Plan, undertake and report testing on areas of key audit focus, to a high standard;
• Evaluate governance, risk and control frameworks across the organisation;
• Exercise good commercial acumen and ensure audit recommendations are balanced, sustainable and risk
based;
• Undertake timely follow up of issues due to ensure that they have been actioned by management, or reported
to the Audit Committee;
• Coach and support others to achieve a level of engagement with the business which promotes IA as a trusted
advisor;
• Identify, recommend and support operational improvement of IA's own processes and tools;
• Act as an ambassador for IA during assignments, whilst engaging with various levels of management to facilitate
achievement of IA objectives; and
• Develop and nurture talent to drive a high performing and achieving team.
Role requirements
The following are required:
• Bachelor degree in a Business related discipline;
• Minimum 5 years multi-site retail experience in management or an internal audit role;
• Ability to interpret & analyse data;
• Self-motivated with strong attention to detail and curious nature;
• Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and to deliver quality outcomes and meet deadlines;
• Display strong business acumen and in depth knowledge of operational processes and their interrelation;
• Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking capabilities;
• High standard written & verbal communication skills and the ability to engage and build relationships with key
stakeholders; and
• Must be able to travel at minimum one week per month intra and interstate.

Grow with Endeavour Group

Endeavour Group comprises a diverse range of drinks and hospitality businesses including BWS, Dan Murphy's, ALH Hotels and Pinnacle Drinks. We are focused on growing and transforming our businesses to meet the changing needs of customers and we're driven by a culture that puts our customers and team first.

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. At Endeavour Group we value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating a more sociable future - for our customers and for each other.

We'd love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application.

You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au #LI #work180

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Endeavour Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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