Director Internal Audit

State Government of WA
PSCSAA L8, $135,296 - $146,609 gross pa
19 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
Experience level
Director Internal Audit

PSCSAA L8, $135,296 - $146,609 gross pa

Position No:

Work Type:
Permanent - Full Time


Closing Date:
2021-07-30 4:00 PM

Join one of WA's most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting.

This newly created role will provide strategic and operational leadership to the delivery of contemporary internal audit outcomes for the Department, providing independent expert advice on audit and risk management to the Director General and the Executive.

About Us:

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Department is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians - now and into the future.

We lead and advise on key projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:
  • Aboriginal heritage and lands management
  • Crown land administration
  • Historic heritage conservation services
  • Integrated land and infrastructure policy development
  • Land use planning and policy development

The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as MetroNet. Find out about what motivates and fulfills our people in the work they do every day.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Our new Activity Based Work (ABW) environment reflects the diverse types of work we do and creates opportunities for us to choose how we work together. We are evolving, reducing our footprint, and strengthening our identity so that together we can continue developing innovative and efficient solutions for Western Australia's future. To view how we operate in an Activity Based Work environment, please click here .

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the Department website .

If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact our recruitment team on (08) 6551 9419 or email .

The Opportunity;

Are you a confident decision maker; with strong influencing skills; a strategic thinker able to negotiate with the Director General and the Executive to attain the best outcomes?

In this role you will have considerable experience leading and managing the provision of agile and efficient internal audit, risk management, fraud and corruption and business continuity strategies. Your knowledge and substantial experience in strategic and tactical planning will enable you to proactively develop and implement contemporary strategies and solutions to real-world Internal Audit and Integrity situations.

You will be an excellent communicator, experienced in providing independent expert advice and reports on audit and governance issues to high level internal and external stakeholders. A relevant tertiary qualification and eligibility for membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors is essential.

This is a full-time position however the Department offers flexible working arrangements. This process may be used to fill future similar permanent or fixed-term positions that may arise across the WA public sector in the next twelve (12) months from the initial date of appointment.

The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that you are the right cultural fit with a positive and can-do attitude, therefore alignment with our values should be incorporated into your application.

Our Values: Integrity - Respect - Collaboration - Professionalism - Innovation

Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity - Relationships with others - Accountability

To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate;
  • Extensive experience leading and managing in an internal audit environment.
  • Significant, in-depth, knowledge of current and emerging trends in a public sector internal audit and risk management environment.
  • Proven ability to provide empathetic leadership and strategic direction as well as develop and promote an overall vision for internal audit in line with stakeholder and broader community value.
  • Strong understanding of business, financial and human resource management.
  • In accordance with the Treasurer's Instruction 1201, you will satisfy one of the following suitable qualification requirements, with a preference for (iv):

(i) has current membership of CPA Australia as a CPA; or

(ii) has current membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as a
Chartered Accountant; or

(iii) has current membership of the Institute of Public Accountants as a Member of the
Institute of Public Accountants; or

(iv) has current membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Professional Member (preferred);

(v) has appropriate membership of an overseas accounting body that is approved in writing by any two of the aforementioned bodies as having requirements for membership equivalent to those of the approving body.

Please note: Applicants who do not meet the above qualification requirements will not be considered for appointment to this vacancy.

Competencies outlined in the Public-Sector Capability Profile for Level 8 are applicable to this role i.e. shapes and manages strategy; achieves results; builds productive relationships; exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness; communicates and influences effectively.

Further Information;

If you would like to know more, please give Kathlene Oliver, Assistant Director General, Business and Corporate Services a call on (08) 6551 9211or email to discuss the role in further detail. Please do not send your application to Kathlene or seek assistance with lodging your application.

How to apply;

Apply now by submitting the following;
  • A maximum two (2) page covering letter addressing the requirements outlined above;
  • A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your skills, experiences, and key achievements, including the details of two referees.
  • A certified copy of your qualification(s) will also need to be included with your application.

The Department will conduct National Police Clearance and Pre-Employment Conflict of Interest declaration for applicants successful to this recruitment process.

There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.

Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted.

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact , or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.

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