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Senior Assurance Specialist

Telstra - Melbourne, VIC

Banking & Finance
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type Permanent

Closing Date 5 Apr 2021 11:59pm

Job Title Senior Assurance Specialist

Job Description

At Telstra, we have a clear purpose: to create a brilliant connected future for everyone. We know that it's a future that won't happen on its own. It has to be delivered — and only Telstra can bring together all the parts to create it. And, this is where YOU come in, by playing your part in help our customers connect: faster, better and smarter.

Being part of InfraCo means you are part of creating Australia’s most valuable telco infrastructure business. Our team is focussed on leveraging Telstra’s assets, growing our Wholesale and nbn co revenue streams in order to position InfraCo as a strong, viable business in the market.

We’re looking for Senior Assurance Specialist to join our second line Risk and Assurance Team, to lead the delivery of risk and assurance engagements to support the business manage its material business and strategic risks. The opportunity is a chance to join a high performing team, rapidly developing as a trusted advisor to the InfraCo and Telstra executive.

As a Senior Assurance Specialist, you will be involved in the planning, delivery and oversight of our second line risk management and assurance activities at Telstra InfraCo. Through your experience in risk management and internal audit you will form a key role in InfraCo’s second line Risk and Assurance function working alongside the Assurance Team Lead to plan and deliver the InfraCo Assurance Plan. Comfortable working with senior stakeholders, your strong report writing, and presentation skills will see you excel in the role.

As a Senior Assurance Specialist, you will be responsible for…

Working alongside the Team Lead Assurance to engage with the InfraCo executive to develop the bi-annual integrated assurance plan for InfraCo.

Leading the execution of assurance engagements including end-to-end process reviews and health checks on the integrated assurance plan ensuring high quality fieldwork and reporting is delivered according to InfraCo Risk and Assurance methodology and IIA standards within the agreed time budgets. This includes efficient delivery of quality workpapers, including walkthroughs, control identification, control design assessments and control operating effectiveness testing

Preparation of reports for an executive audience on the design and operating effectiveness of controls for management of material operational and strategic risks.

Developing and maintaining trusted and effective working relationships with executive stakeholders.

Assessment of management’s actions to address risks identified through the delivery of the assurance plan.

Coach, educate and enable Assurance Analysts in the team and risk owners within the Business to identify, assess and manage risks to their strategy and business objectives. This includes providing ‘expert advice’ to the Business on risk management, compliance obligations, and ensuring that we know the right (key) risks are being managed effectively.

Providing risk management advice to a defined portfolio within InfraCo in line with the Risk and Compliance Business Partnering Model.

HSE Responsibility: Take reasonable care for your own safety and the safety of others, comply with and implement any reasonable Telstra HSE instruction, policy, standard, minimum requirement or procedure, and support Telstra to meet its duties under the relevant safety and environmental legislation.

To be successful in this role, you must have…

5+ years’ experience in a leading risk management consulting firm, or a listed organisation’s second- or third-line function focused on advising executives stakeholders on key strategic and operational risk and the control environment.

Strong understanding and experience in delivering internal audits, reviews and health checks.

Experience working in an Agile environment will be favourable.

A highly developed understanding of the “3 lines of defence” model.

Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills and personal authenticity with ability to influence executives and stakeholders to achieve complex outcomes.

Proven experience to communicate effectively and confidently with stakeholders, operational staff, and senior management

Proven experience to successfully manage projects in highly complex and regulated environments

Ability to deliver structured thinking in a variety of contexts

Advanced problem solving and decision-making skills

Ability to multitask and navigate competing priorities while persuading Business Units to actively engage

Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects

Strong understanding of operational challenges

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and to tight timelines.

A job at Telstra is like no other you've had. You'll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you'll be proud. Because whatever your job is here, you'll always be part of something bigger.

If you're excited about the opportunity to be part of a team, committed to delivering amazing experiences for our customers – this could be the role for you!

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. To enable everyone to participate, we’ve developed an ‘All Roles Flex’ policy to consider flexible ways of working for every role. To learn more, visit our Telstra Careers Website: tel.st/allrolesflex