Assurance Advisor

  • Xero
  • Wellington, NZ
  • Jun 20, 2024

Job Description

In this role you will support the GM Assurance in the delivery of the Assurance plan to ensure Xero is appropriately positioned through its next exciting stage of growth. The purpose of the role is to provide the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board and the Executive team with assurance on key risks including:

-the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to ensure risks are being managed appropriately in compliance with policies and frameworks and their effectiveness;

- the reliability and integrity of management information;

- business effectiveness during periods of change.

You’ll help Xero protect and create value by providing assurance that there are effective controls and processes in place to manage our risks, and provide beautiful insights to drive actions and change to improve the business.I


What you'll do...

  • Assist in the delivery of a planned, risk-based Assurance Work Plan which is approved by the Audit and Risk Committee, and is designed to effectively gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of Xero’s systems and controls.
  • Examine and evaluate the adequacy and application of internal controls and the effectiveness of service delivery.
  • Assist and lead in the delivery of requests from the business for specialised audits/reviews.
  • Encourage an understanding of the role of Risk & Assurance within the organisation Identify and report on areas of weaknesses in internal controls and processes, including  recommendation of remediatory action for streamlining and/or improvement.
  • Identify and make recommendations on systems and business process re-engineering opportunities.
  • Lead and assist in the follow up of recommendations to ensure the business are making improvements and/or remediating control deficiencies.
  • Ensure appropriate risk management and assurance processes and policies are in place and operational.
  • Proactively understand and manage risks as they relate to your role


Experience you'll bring with you

  • Tertiary qualifications with at least 3-5 years experience performing audit related activities.
  • Experience working in big-4 CA firms or a corporate environment.
  • While not essential, experience and understanding of IT processes including operations, security, change management and experience in planning and conducting audits in accordance
If this opportunity excites you, we would love hear from you! Please add a cover letter telling us a little more about yourself along with your CV.

In return we will provide an awesome place to work, where people care about each other, great benefits and a truly flexible working arrangement. Applications close 5th July.