Internal Audit Manager

  • Job Number: JR-10065227
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Australia: Flexible
  • Opening date: 26/05/2022 12:00 AM AEST
  • Closing date: 02/06/2022 11:59 PM AEST
  • Applications close in: 4 days time

At Telstra, our purpose is to build a connected future so everyone can thrive. It's a future that won't happen on its own, it has to be delivered — and only Telstra can bring together all the parts to create it. And this is where YOU come in, by playing your part in help our customers connect: faster, better and smarter.

We fully support flexibility and choice at Telstra and what we offer is as unique as you. Will you choose to work from home, in a Telstra workspace, or on the go? A regional location or the CBD? We want you to work where, when, and how you are most engaged, safe, and productive – wherever in Australia that may be. #WFH #Remote #Flexibility

Our Strategy & Finance team

In Strategy & Finance, we set our company's shared strategic vision and facilitate long-term strategic planning and resource allocation. Our team also provide commercial advice and strategic insight; deliver external reporting; and enable the business to effectively manage key strategic, operational, and financial risks.

Group Internal Audit (GIA) is the internal audit function of Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra), and acts as Telstra’s ‘third line of defence’ within the Telstra Risk Management Framework.

The role with us

  • The Internal Audit Manager – GIA will provide the Audit & Risk Committee and Management independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls.
  • Reporting to one of the Principals within GIA, you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality risk-based audit coverage to ensure GIA achieves its mission and purpose.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the annual GIA Audit Plan.
  • Manage the day-to-day delivery of the GIA Plan.
  • Work alongside co-sourced providers and internal secondees on specific engagements, coaching and supporting more junior team members as / where appropriate.
  • Lead and / or conduct audit engagements as defined by the annual GIA plan, in addition to engagements / reviews outside the approved Plan as requested by the Audit and Risk Committee, GIA Executive or Principals.
  • Proactively prioritise tasks on an ongoing basis to accommodate changing team and business requirements.
  • Build stakeholder relationships to stay abreast of emerging external and internal risks and issues facing the business.
  • Understand the stakeholder’s business (overview, objectives, etc), the key risks to objectives, and the controls and processes used to manage those risks prior to commencing detailed testing, and design and conduct tests to effectively and efficiently evaluate the operation of the controls in place.
  • Ensure all work is performed and documented in compliance with established GIA Methodology and IIA standards, ensuring all workpapers contain sufficient audit evidence on which to base conclusions, with all judgements, assumptions and decisions fully documented.
  • Ensure that customers are kept up to date on audit progress and findings so that we deliver a "no surprises" report to management.
  • Lead and undertake the follow up of actions and reporting of action status.
  • Prepare draft reports of audit findings (including actions to address identified control weaknesses) and escalate through senior members of GIA and key audit stakeholders within agreed timeframes.

About you

To be successful in the role, you'll bring skills and experience in:

  • Strong audit/assurance/risk management experience in a major corporate or chartered accounting firm
  • Tertiary qualification (preferably in Accounting/Commerce)
  • Proven internal audit proficiency – proven experience in successfully leading and/or working on complex internal audit engagements.
  • Strong relationship management skills with evidence of working effectively with, negotiating with, and influencing business executives.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills (written and verbal) – for drafting and reporting internal audit reports
  • Clear strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven experience in leading and managing teams to deliver a shared outcome.

Highly desirable qualification(s)

  • “Big 4” experience
  • CA/CPA qualified
  • Understanding of the Telecommunications industry

If this opportunity sounds like a perfect fit for you, we'd encourage you to apply!

This role requires the successful candidate to be vaccinated against Covid-19, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people and customers. However, please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce in all its forms. We encourage applicants from diverse gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and applicants who may be living with a disability. We also offer flexibility in all our roles, to ensure everyone can participate.

We fully embrace flexibility and choice at Telstra and it’s as unique as you. We believe every role can flex in some way and encourage you to work where, when, and how you are most engaged, safe, and productive. Talk to us about how a role could be flexible for you!

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  • Job Number: JR-10065227
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Australia: Flexible
  • Opening date: 26/05/2022 12:00 AM AEST
  • Closing date: 02/06/2022 11:59 PM AEST
  • Applications close in: 4 days time