Executive Director Internal Audit and Fraud & Corruption Prevention

NSW Government
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
27 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Experience level
About us

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

The Division

The Legal, Privacy and Internal Audit Branch, is within the Corporate Services division providing strategies, solutions and services that make our clients' working lives easier and their projects more efficient and effective. Our high-performing internal audit and fraud and corruption prevention teams work collaboratively across the organisation, partnering to provide critical risk management guidance, advice and assurance.

The opportunity

The Executive Director Internal Audit and Fraud & Corruption Prevention is a critical position, responsible for providing strategic direction and executive leadership for the internal audit and corruption prevention functions. Through highly effective partnering with the business, the Executive Director will ensure the delivery of strategies, frameworks, policies and annual plans are strategically focused and risk-based.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the role will also hold the position of Chief Audit Executive of Transport for NSW, Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink.

What you will be involved in

As the Chief Audit Executive, you will provide strategic leadership and direction for a team delivering the internal audit programs that provide assurance to the Transport for NSW Secretary, the Chief Executives of Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink and the Audit and Risk Committees of the agencies in the Transport Cluster around business process, the effectiveness of risk management, financial and operational integrity and compliance with legislative and policy requirements

  • You will lead and develop highly effective and efficient internal audit and corruption prevention teams with deep understanding of the business, delivering programs that align to organisational priorities and whole-of-government initiatives, driving accountability across all levels within Transport

  • You will provide oversight across the development of internal audit programs for the agencies, implementing and ensuring effective delivery through a co-sourced model that aligns with organisational strategy and compliance with internal audit methodology, industry standards, legislative and policy requirements

  • You will oversee the development and deployment of contemporary fraud and corruption control strategies, frameworks and programs for a large, complex and diverse business that supports a culture of ethical decision making and reporting

  • As a thought leader maintaining a current awareness of current and emerging internal audit and risk issues, trends and global best practice, identifying opportunities and innovative approaches to support business objectives

About you

  • You have extensive expertise providing contemporary advice and assurance on the management of organisational risk and supporting a culture of strong governance and compliance in relevant industries such as infrastructure, transport, finance or government

  • You bring proven experience working in large, highly-visible, complex organisations developing effective internal audit and corruption prevention initiatives, frameworks and processes that deliver value to stakeholders and customers

  • You will be highly adept working at the Executive and Board level and have experience serving and participating in Audit and Risk forums and committees

  • You will bring an exceptional record in stakeholder engagement and relationship management with proven capability to forge long-term consultative and collaborative relationships across a diverse group of stakeholders within NSW Government

  • You will have outstanding leadership and people management skills with experience building capability and developing high performing teams through periods of transformation and change

  • You will be a professional member of the Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA) or the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

  • Most importantly, you are motivated by the opportunity to be an integral part of Australia's largest program of public transport infrastructure investment which will make a real difference for the communities and customers of NSW

Want to know more?

Please click here to view a copy of the role Role Description.

Salary and Benefits

Transport Senior Service TSSE 2A level role.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume detailing your suitability for the role and a cover letter (no longer than two pages) which should address the following two (2) target questions:

  • Describe a significant professional contribution you have made including the key reasons for your success.

  • Describe a leadership challenge that you have faced and how you addressed it.

  • Close date: Friday 30th July at 11.59pm

    We are the community we serve

    We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

    We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

    Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

    For any enquiries, please email Nicole Cain at NICOLE.CAIN@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

    Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ?

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