Internal Auditor

Fairfield City Council Full Time Contract 7/10/2016

Reference No. 2016.096

Fairfield City Council is seeking an Internal Auditor to join the Internal Audit Division. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Internal Audit function undertake Audits in line with the 3 year Audit program and work with a range of stakeholders as part of a team in completing projects and initiatives in an effective manner.

You will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of stakeholders and participate in Local Government Internal Audit forums. 

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience performing internal audits or equivalent in a multidisciplinary and complex organisation.  You will be tertiary qualified, have strong written and oral communication skills, together with an ability to form strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

The successful applicant will assist in the delivery of Internal Audits and other compliance and risk related activities. In addition this role will assist in the reporting and administration of Fairfield Council’s Audit and Risk Committee. You will work in a number of Council owned sites and will assist the Internal Audit Function in providing audit recommendations and risk management solutions to a number of internal stakeholders at all levels.

This role thrives on customer service in an endlessly diverse atmosphere. As part of this role, it is essential that you can work independently but also function as a member of the team.

Fairfield City Council oversees one of the biggest and most multicultural local government areas in Australia. With 27 suburbs, 182,000 residents and a local community that speaks more than 70 different languages, working for Council is a chance to work in a unique, challenging and dynamic environment.

Fairfield City Council can offer you an exciting career which supports and encourages development, personal and professional growth, appreciates the importance of work/life balance, recognises and rewards performance and embraces change.


  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting, audit, information technology or related disciplines
  • Sound working knowledge of good corporate governance in organisations and experience in a similar role with practical knowledge of contemporary audit standards
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an Internal Audit or review both individually and as part of a team in a complex organisation
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to communicate and prepare appropriate reports
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics, probity and transparency in decision-making
  • Strong computer literacy with a strong knowledge of a broad range of information systems
  • Proven experience to work in a team environment, often under tight time constraints, to achieve departmental and organisational goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including effective consultation, negotiation and conflict management abilities
  • Class C drivers licence


  • Sound knowledge of Local government policies, processes and governance
  • Competency in the use of Computer Aided Audit Techniques
  • Experience in the handling and undertaking of internal investigations
  • Experience with identifying and developing measures of control in relation to Fraud prevention
  • Experience with generating reports and interrogating data from computer applications and databases
  • The demonstrated ability to actively participate in team meetings in areas of high complexity
  • Full Membership of CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) /CA (Chartered Accountants) or commencement to ascertain professional membership status


  • Two year temporary appointment
  • This position is a Grade 5, salary range is negotiable and ranges from $68,365 to $80,082 per annum + 9.5 % superannuation
  • Flexible working hours are available.

FURTHER CONTACTS:  Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to George Hampouris on 9725 0842.

CLOSING DATE:  Sunday 23 October 2016

HOW TO APPLY:  To be favourably considered, you should provide a cover letter, your resume (maximum 4 pages), and a written response demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria in a 2 page summary. Your resume should also reflect the skills required to complete the duties outlined in the job description.  A Position Description is available from the contact person listed above, or from Council’s Website. To apply online visit Council’s website Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense. Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free workplace and is an EEO employer.