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Internal Audit Manager

Mercy Health


The Internal Audit Function is a small, professional, high-performing team that prides itself on delivering outcomes and providing value across Mercy Health (MH).

The Audit Manager defines, coordinates and executes the annual internal audit program which is reported to the Board and Executive Leadership for governance and oversight.

Reporting to the Chief Risk and Assurance Offer (as part of a broader ‘Internal Audit and Risk Assurance’ team) the core responsibilities of the Audit Manager are:

  • Internal audit program: lead the design and execution of the enterprise-wise internal audit program, utilising co-sourced internal audit providers (as part of an annual plan).
  • Facilitate internal auditing – Plan and execute audits in accordance with the Mercy Health Internal Audit methodology.
  • Audit reporting – prepare stakeholder reports and provide regular feedback to the Executive group and Board Committees.
  • Education and awareness – provide internal audit training and contribute to organisation-wide awareness activities to support a positive risk culture and embed risk management practices into business-as-usual activities.

This role requires strong stakeholder engagement - developing strong working relationships with MH Managers, Leaders and Directors to implement and maintain sustainable, systematic and disciplined risk management approaches.

This is a full-time (76 hrs a fortnight), permanent position based from our Richmond Office with hybrid working arrangements (3 days onsite; 2 days WFH) available. Please note that the role requires 10% national travel.


We seek a proven leader with demonstrable success within a complex, diverse and evolving environment. If you are an independent self-starter who loves attention to detail and maintains a high degree of integrity in all your work - we want to hear from you!

You will hold extensive experience and demonstrated competency in:

  • Highly desirable: Tertiary and/or industry qualifications in commerce or business management.
  • Technical auditing skills and experience such as data analytics.
  • Desirable: Member of a relevant professional association or institute e.g. Risk Management Institute of Australia, Institute of Internal Auditors, Chartered Accountants Australia, Certified Internal Auditor
  • High degree of familiarity in the health and / or aged care sectors (not mandatory).
  • Experience in managing an internal audit program (including co-sourced internal audit providers)


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 10,000 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • Caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • Encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • Protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • Taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • Offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status for COVID -19 consistent with Mercy Health’s policy.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

  • Ewa Chlipala
  • [email protected], using the subject line: Internal Audit Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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