Assurance Specialist

  • IAG
  • 20 Wedge St, Port Hedland WA 6721, Australia
  • 10/01/2019
Full Time

Job Description

  • Full-Time / CBD Sydney/Melbourne based
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 13% Superannuation


The Role

The role is to lead assurance activity by conducting reviews of internal controls, key processes and risk management practices and provide high quality reporting and information to assist management in managing business and control risk exposures, complying with company policy and regulatory requirements and achieving business objectives.

The position holder will be required to work closely with senior management across the business in the execution of planned review activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Risk Assurance Managers in developing risk based assurance plans, activities and objectives and provide insights from undertaken assurance activities to inform the ongoing appropriateness of planned assurance activity.
  • Lead, manage and/or assist in delivery of assurance reviews through leveraging the assurance methodology and disciplines of time management, stakeholder management and quality in completing review activity.
  • Provide specialist input and advice, based upon comprehensive industry and commercial experience, on detail of assurance procedures and plans across first and second line assurance teams to ensure effective risk based coverage of risk management practices and internal controls.
  • Draft and deliver high quality reports on progress and results of assurance activity to stakeholders (including CRO leadership teams, management and to relevant governance bodies) to facilitate ongoing optimisation of risk management practices and the internal control environment. Present to senior leaders and stakeholders at multiple points in the assurance cycle to enable effective and timely communication influencing assurance assessments and providing a basis for sustainable improvement in the control environment. In addition, monitor and report on the progress of management's implementation of agreed actions to senior stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to a culture of innovation that supports the ongoing refinement and improvements to a dynamic and industry leading assurance methodology across the Group for first and second line, which provides timely and effective insights into the status and maturity of the control environment across the business units in the Australia region.

Skills & Experience

  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and senior management to deliver on reviews and to meet business objectives.
  • Minimum of 5 years Assurance background in industry and/or Big 4.
  • Experience in complex technology driven environment including reviewing large transformation programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding Australian Prudential Standards, Financial Services Legislation, Capital and Licensing.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, drive for results and keep abreast of changes in external environment and translate into internal environment.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across whole of function and broader group to reach common approach.
  • Significant experience in managing multiple/concurrent assignments from beginning to end within a multi-disciplined corporate function.
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing contemporary, evidence based and fit for purpose governance frameworks, systems and processes for key function including enterprise risk management, compliance and assurance systems.
  • Proven communication skills | service industry and relationship management.
  • Discipline/experience in assurance delivery: audit | large change programmes | financial services. 

About Us

At IAG, we believe that everyone has a unique point of view to share, shaped by their life experiences, cultures & passions. We celebrate and commit to:

#Proud to be me – we value difference, not sameness

#Together – harnessing our collective wisdom enables us to be our best for our customers & each other

#No boxes – it's not about labels, boxes or categories. It's about building a diverse and inclusive mindset into everything we do

IAG is the largest general insurance group in Australia and New Zealand. IAG owns some of the region's most trusted brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC and WFI.

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In addition to a diverse and inclusive culture, some of our benefits include 13% superannuation, 50% insurance discounts, flexible work and leave options, generous parental leave and return to work program, recognition and reward program, and various corporate partner discounts.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for this position.