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Internal Audit (Manager) - Sydney


Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Company: AIA Careers

At AIA Australia and New Zealand, our purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives through our customer value proposition centred on Life, Health and Wellness.

Our vision is to champion Australia and New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nations in the world.

Our firm belief is that by following our operating philosophy of doing the right thing, in the right way with the right people, the results will come. 

AIA Careers

We are currently going through very exciting times at AIA Australia, and due to a recent acquisition (pending regulartory approvals) we require an experienced Internal Audit - Manager to join our growing Sydney based Internal Audit function.

Under the approved Risk Management Framework, Internal Audit represents the 3rd line of defence. Within this framework, Internal Audit is an independent function assigned to evaluate, test and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of management’s systems of internal control as well as the company’s compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

Given this, Internal Audit’s mission is to:

  • Provide the board, senior management and regulators with an independent assessment of our company’s ability to manage and control risk
  • Advise business managers on ways of enhancing their business’ capacity to manage risk

Key Responsibilities

  • Help identify key risks across the business, considering the relevant strategies and business environment
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual audit plan and schedules
  • Plan, lead and execute audits, reviews and other special projects across AIA operations in Australia and New Zealand
  • Ensure that working papers, draft audit reports and other deliverables meet internal standards and assignments are completed within budgeted time
  • Provide professional advice and insights to management to enable more informed decisions and enhance their capacity to manage risk
  • Oversee outstanding audit issues and monitor timely completion of agreed remedial actions by management
  • Assist in the preparation of Committee reports (Audit, Risk) and other reporting required by Group Internal Audit HK
  • Coordinate and co-operate with other internal assurance providers and external auditors to leverage work performed, minimise interruption to the business and contribute to the implementation of an effective and efficient system of internal control

Professional & Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ audit experience in the financial services sector (insurance focus preferred)
  • Big 4 Accounting Firm experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of risk management
  • Good understanding of IT principles and processes
  • Use of data analytics, including audit interrogation software (e.g. ACL)

Healthier, Longer, Better Lives

At AIA Australia and New Zealand, wellbeing is at our core. We understand that healthy employees are happy employees. That’s why we have a culture of care that promotes wellbeing and flexibility including fruit box deliveries, recharge days, flexible work arrangements and an AIA Vitality membership.

We focus on career development, people development and leadership capability, so that you’ll be nurtured and have every opportunity to reach your full potential.

We recognise your efforts and hard work because we understand that everyone in our AIA family is important. When people feel valued, they become more productive and satisfied, and we want you to feel inspired every day.

We’re an equal opportunity employer that embraces and values diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

For more information please contact: Jasio Dunford @ AIA –

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