Internal Audit Manager

The Company:

This growing NZX listed organisation are fast becoming the market leader in their sector. Highly regarded as an employer of choice, they look to employ great people who are strong enough to care, operate as one team, and strive to do their best. Committed to being socially responsible they demonstrate this by doing lots of great things in their workplaces, communities, and through reducing their impact on the environment. This is a New Zealand company you can be proud to work for.

The Role:

This is an exciting new opportunity to join their 40 strong finance team as Internal Audit Manager. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance you will be responsible for setting up an Internal Audit function from scratch enabling you to truly add value and make this role your own.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive internal audit policies, procedures and programmes
  • Perform audit planning and conduct audit testing
  • Recommends improvements to internal controls, operating efficiency and the adequacy of policies and procedures
  • Conduct annual risk assessments and develop an audit plan that is responsive and aligned with the risk profile of the business
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention


To be successful in this role you will need to use your extensive audit experience and exceptional relationship building skills to work with the business to set up the internal audit function. Your CA/CIA qualification or equivalent will give the business confience in your technical abilities and your ability to self-direct and use your initiative will ensure the internal audit function begins performing business critical reviews quickly. 

Key criteria include:

  • University degree in either finance, accounting or a related field
  • Relevant professional certification such as CIA
  • Relevant experience carrying out the internal audit function for large corporates and/or publicly listed companies
  • Experience with compliance or regulatory background an advantage
  • Professional accounting firm experience preferred

In return you will be offered a competive salary plus extensive benefits and the chance to create your own leading Internal Audit function with groeth potential to encompass Risk and Compliance.

For more information and a full job description please APPLY NOW, or contact Helene Smith on 021 032 5651 or Mark Harper on 022 075 5423 for a confidential discussion about your current situation.

Please note we can only accept applications for people with a valid New Zealand work visa, residency or NZ Citizenship.

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