May 26, 2023

Lead Internal Auditor

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Accounting Finance

Job Description

  • Own the development and execution of the REA India annual risk-based audit plan

  • Experience Hybrid working arrangements in a flexible environment – ex: Work from the office or home in a rhythm that suits you

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne

  • Sustainability - We are certified carbon neutral and committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

  • Charities – We have long-term partnerships with charities working to address homelessness.

We're REA

REA Group  is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property.
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home.

Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two  years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.

Where the team fits in

The Internal Audit team sits within the Risk & Assurance function under the Finance & Business Services Group, headed up by the CFO. Internal Audit is responsible for the development and execution of the annual risk based Internal Audit plan and delivering the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Program required by NewsCorp.

What the role is all about

The Lead Internal Auditor is key to the Internal Audit team and will provide technical audit expertise for the SOX program and Internal Audit Plan. The role will assist in the audits and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) work of REA Group with a focus on the work in our REA India subsidiary.

This includes the development and execution of the REA India annual risk-based audit plan, ensuring the delivery of quality audits alongside stakeholders in REA India. You will also coordinate the REA India SOX program and audits end to end:

  • Managing the execution of audits and testing of controls in accordance with required SOX and Audit Methodologies

  • Liaising with NewsCorp and External Auditors on SOX testing requirements

  • Acting as an advisor to the REA India team on controls, remediation, monitoring and validation of action items

  • Coordinating and influencing relevant stakeholders in REA India

  • Ensuring the quality and timeliness of the SOX testing, audits and reporting delivered by our co-sourced partners

  • Performing testing of design and operating effectiveness of controls where required and working with control owners on remediation of deficiencies noted

  • Completing, reviewing workpapers , audit reports and updating of work into the GRC platform

  • You will provide succinct and timely updates on the audit findings, recommendations and SOX program to the Head of Audit and management in REA Group.

You will have the confidence to work independently and be the lead reviewer of the SOX program of work and audits across India. Strong stakeholder engagement will be a strength to you as you build relationships with our India team and foster meaningful working relationships.

There will be some travel to India as you build and maintain relationships with our team however, the role will be based in Melbourne where our Finance and Business Services team are located.

Who we’re looking for

  • CA or CPA, CISA or equivalent preferred

  • 4-6 years demonstrated experience of, and capability in audit processes and methodologies

  • Proven capability in the execution and delivery of audits

  • Experience in financial, operational audits and IT audits

  • Ability to work independently

  • Conversent with SOX requirements and related reporting

  • Experience advising process and control owners on opportunities for improvement or risk.

  • Has business acumen, easily approachable, and engages with the business, to find practical solutions

  • Excellent business writing and presentation skills aligned to the needs of executives and Board members

  • Experience working with India is desirable 

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer: 

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -  

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers 

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity.

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life  

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?