Principal Advisor Assurance - Corporate Services
Role : Principal Advisor Assurance
Reports to : Manager Risk and Assurance
Location : Wellington
Job type : Permanent
Are you passionate about supporting a culture within Oranga Tamariki that will allow Risk and Assurance to become a trusted advisor that supports the organisation in achieving and delivering on its strategic priorities?
If so, this role is for you.
We have an incredible opportunity for an accomplished Principal Advisor Assurance to build on the great framework that is in place at a time of organisational change.
This provides an opportunity for a self-starter to lead this key function to assist the leadership team and managers identify key improvements to operational systems and processes to ensure optimal delivery of our services to Tamariki and Whānau.
About us Mō mātou :
Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do. In our work, we aim to demonstrate these values :
We put Tamariki first
We believe Aroha is vital
We respect the Mana of people
We are Tika and Pono
We value Whakapapa
We recognise that Oranga is a journey
About the role Mō te tūnga :
The Principal Advisor Assurance is responsible for providing technical and high-quality advice to the leadership team, managers and staff on all aspects of the Ministry's assurance activities.
Key accountabilities :
Take the lead on developing and embedding assurance frameworks, processes and tools within Oranga Tamariki to ensure there is an effective system of internal control
Review and update or amend frameworks and tools to ensure they align with best practice, the operating model and strategy of the organisation
Provide reporting to the independent Risk and Assurance Committee of Oranga Tamariki (working with the Manager Risk and Assurance).
Apply "big picture", strategic thinking into the development of a risk-based assurance plan that supports delivery of Oranga Tamariki vision and priorities
Lead the planning, scoping, conducting and reporting on assurance reviews and advisory engagements of core business and operational systems, controls and process
Apply an excellent understanding of good practice in business operations / processes to enable delivery of activities outlined in the assurance programme
Apply a risk-based approach to undertaking all assurance activity to ensure that work is appropriately focussed
Identify and communicate issues raised, offering effective solutions relevant to the business
About you Mōu
Previous experience in assurance or audit at a senior level and an interest in training and education staff across the organisation
Strong ability to grasp complex business issues to contribute effective solutions to drive business success
Conceptually strong, while pragmatic and results orientated, and ability to do hands on Risk and Assurance activities
Experience of being adept at managing multiple projects and prioritising the demands of a diverse range of stakeholders
Ability to support the promotion and education of risk and internal control management practices at all levels of an organisation and the ability to assess risks associated with assurance related assignments
Strong numerical, research and strategic thinking skills and the ability to successfully analyse information and draw conclusions including problem structuring and resolution skills
Proven analytical skills including the ability to assess risks associated with assurance / audit related assignments and to successfully analyse information and draw conclusions
Excellent interpersonal skills - able to adapt these to suit the needs of the audience, able to influence others to accept ideas / strategies
Understanding and appreciation of cross cultural issues and concerns, in particular, knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture.
About the team Mo te roopu :
The Risk and Assurance team provides independent and objective assurance, risk advisory and fraud and integrity services to assist Oranga Tamariki management to deliver on its strategic priorities and meet its accountabilities.
This is achieved by bringing an innovative approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes while ensuring that integrity is at the centre of everything we do.
What's in it for you Nou te rourou :
In return we provide a fascinating and rewarding opportunity with flexible working arrangements and a committed team environment where we thrive to make a meaningful difference.
We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.
For a full list of our employee benefits please copy and paste the link below :
https : / / mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz / working-with-us / employee-benefits /