Principal Assurance Officer, Internal Audit

Brisbane, Australia
14 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
07 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Internal Audit

Internal Audit forms part of the Governance and Risk Division. The Division provides leadership, strategic direction and management to enable effective and efficient governance and risk management towards delivering the University’s planned outputs and outcomes.

UQ Internal Audit adds value by assisting the UQ Senate and management in the effective execution of their responsibilities by providing assurance on the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls, including the manner in which the first and second lines of defence achieve risk management and control objectives. The scope of Internal Audit includes the whole of UQ including its controlled entities.

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The role

This position is a full-time, continuing opportunity assisting the Associate Director Internal Audit and team to provide independent objective assurance to the Executive, Senate, Senate Risk and Audit Committee and heads of organisational units. 

The person

The successful candidate will need to have relevant qualifications or experience and possess at least 5 years’ audit experience, the majority preferably in Internal Audit.  Applicants will need to demonstrate experience in undertaking audits in large, complex organisations with knowledge and experience of contemporary assurance concepts and a good understanding of corporate governance and organisational management principles. Experience working within the higher education sector would be advantageous.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589 - $121,930 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File Principal Assurance Officer Position Description April 2018.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Anne Ourari, A/Associate Director Internal Audit on +61 7 336 51367 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria (no more than 3 pages) and Resume.

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