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Head of Internal Audit

6 people in the office

Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytic and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our environment, not only have we remained a market leader, we drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognise that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives. We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the Finance team?

There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity. 

Our leaders practice transparency and encourage us to take full ownership of our work, debate ideas and create solutions that drive positive change for our customers. Our progressive and outcomes focussed culture sees everyone making an impact, at every level. 

We assume the best in each other and collaboratively work together to achieve the best possible results. We are supported in driving our own development and are given every opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects. Working with our diverse Finance team means that you will see first hand the impact you can make not only for our business, but also our customers.

What you’ll do:

The Head of Internal Audit is responsible for developing and executing the annual audit plan for the region (A/NZ) based on an annual risk assessment focusing on financial, operational, compliance and strategic risks. This person will utilise business knowledge and best practices to complete evaluations of key control environments and drive improvement opportunities. This role requires strong leadership and management skills in order to deliver effective results to local Country Leadership and the International Senior Management Team.  

This is an exciting opportunity to build your own department and grow with the company. At Equifax, internal auditors are quite valued and this role is vital to the successful implementation of the Audit program in Australia to lead us into next stages in the region.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Development of an annual risk assessment and audit plan, planning and performing concurrent audits in the areas of design, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls; security, performance and architecture of technical infrastructure; and pre and post implementation system reviews

  • Projects include, but not limited to, SOX 404 audit, full-scope audits and risk evaluations, and consulting on internal controls

  • Project management includes maintaining accurate and current reporting activities for simultaneous projects. 

  • Ability to successfully lead and manage others by fostering teamwork and team synergies

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the business unit strategy, key objectives, success factors and related risks

  • Identify opportunities that add value to the company by consulting with business unit executives, corporate peers and outside consultants

  • Coordinate audit efforts (SOC reports, SOX 404 and year-end financials) with external audit firm

What are we looking for?

  • A degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems or IT

  • CPA, CIA or CA qualification preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in a public accounting firm or industry experience within a large organisation 

  • Previous experience managing internal audits

  • Strong management skills, including prior audit supervisory experience

  • Exemplary audit skills, including development and execution of test procedures with clear documentation and reporting, with knowledge of professional audit standards

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and quickly build strong relationships with key contacts

Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountable

  • Brave

  • Curious

  • Collaborative

  • Individualist

  • Trustworthy

  • Dedicated

At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. 

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it. 

However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day! 

El trabajo en Equifax

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