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NZ Super Fund, Senior Advisor, Internal Audit
Auckland Auckland New Zealand
Full Time
Convergence Partners Limited

Advance your career within collegial, autonomous environment, Build relationships across the wider business, Broaden your exposure across internal audit and risk.

The NZ Superannuation Fund is New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund, established to partially pre-fund the future cost of New Zealand superannuation. The NZ Superannuation Fund has won global accolades for its governance and transparency, as well being recognised as one of the most innovative sovereign wealth funds globally. The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians)

The opportunity

The purpose of the Internal Audit function is to provide independent and objective assurance to the Guardians through a proactive, systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control. The role is not purely a traditional internal audit role, it encompasses elements of operational risk and compliance and has a broader remit across risk management.

Internal Audit works closely with the Audit Committee of the Board, the Risk Committee, and the Leadership Team and undertakes reviews across all areas of the organisation. Internal Audit holds relationships externally with the external auditors, consulting firms, and other potential co-source partners.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Enhancing the achievement of business objectives, especially the accuracy, adequacy, integrity, quality and effectiveness of business risk management and control systems.
  • Proactively identifying areas of risk which could adversely impact on the success of the Guardians' business.
  • Coordinating with external service providers and external auditors.
  • Providing consultative opinions on projects and initiatives from an audit/risk perspective.
  • Supporting the development of best practice risk management and ongoing improvements to the risk management framework.
  • Working collaboratively with other internal risk functions to support the achievement of overall business objectives e.g. Portfolio Risk, Enterprise Risk, Legal.

Your background

Due to the range of responsibilities in the role we are interested to speak with CA qualified (or equivalent) candidates from a variety of backgrounds including:

  • Big 4 qualified audit candidates at Manager level,
  • Line 2 or 3 internal audit/risk/compliance professionals within the banking sector looking for a broader role,
  • All-round risk/compliance specialists from the funds management sector.

Underpinning your technical rigour, you will demonstrate exceptional relationship building skills, confidence liaising at executive level, a proclivity for learning with an adaptable mindset, a critical approach to evaluating information, and the ability to consider the wider effects of risk management across the business,

We are also interested to speak with experienced candidates who may be looking for part time hours as this role could be structured to meet this requirement.

Life at NZ Super Fund

Underpinning the culture at the Guardians is a focus on achieving successful outcomes over the long term. It's an enjoyable place to work: genuinely driven by its core values, with a focus on maintaining an appropriate balance between the demands of career and life.

The team environment at NZ Super is collegial and will support you to take autonomy within your role. You will be encouraged to stretch your capability and seek opportunities for your professional development and personal growth.

Register your interest

This position offers broad exposure to internal audit and risk management for one of New Zealand's most prominent and successful funds. Not only will you be making a difference and contributing to New Zealand's future prosperity, but due to the ability to forestall potential risks, this is a genuinely unique and exciting opportunity for those who understand the true value of an active approach to audit and risk management

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