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Director (Internal Audit)

Apply now Agency: Defence Science and Technology Agency
Job no.: 2001032
Work type: Permanent
Location: DSTA Singapore
Categories: Accounting, Audit, Finance

DSTA is a top-notch technology organisation that drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force. Our engineers and IT professionals harness multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore.

We also contribute our technological expertise to support national-level developments. To achieve our mission, DSTA performs a variety of roles ranging from acquisition and procurement to cybersecurity and software development.

Opportunity

We are seeking an exceptional senior leader to join us as the Director (Internal Audit) to provide leadership and direction to DSTA Internal Audit function, ensuring adequate audit coverage and improving/promoting internal controls, risk management and governance of DSTA and its Group. You will build strong relationships with key stakeholders and senior leaders, enabling audit to effectively engage and impact key areas of the business. You will understand the business plans and risk landscape which are continuously changing and evolving. You will think big and focus on the long-term objectives, while leveraging on data analytics to derive insights and mitigate downstream risks for DSTA. In this role, you will also:

  • Formulate audit strategies and deploy risk-based audit plans to ensure adequate audit coverage for DSTA and its Group
  • Advise DSTA Management on governance, risk management and controls
  • Account to the DSTA Board (Audit Committee) in the discharge of its fiduciary and governance responsibilities
  • Translate technical risks into business issues, and prioritize findings and recommendations that are aligned with the organisation’s strategy and regulations
  • Facilitate multiple stakeholders to agree on appropriate solutions and verify that risks are mitigated appropriately
  • Champion bold ideas to evolve and grow the capabilities of the audit function and the audit methodologies
  • Lead and coach the audit team to ensure delivery of audit coverage
  • Build a competent and high-performing team by attracting, retaining and developing talent resources
  • Lead, direct and ensure smooth execution of AGO and MINDEF IAD audits across MINDEF, DSTA and its Group

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting, IT, Computer Science or Business, with accounting professional qualification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • 15 years of auditing experience with at least 8 years leading the internal audit function, preferably in the tech industry
  • Expertise on internal controls, risk management and governance, auditing techniques and methodologies
  • Solid analytical skills and experience in analysing data and situations to provide meaningful insights
  • Strong problem-solving and stakeholder management skills, able to exercise sound judgement and consider risk management and control issues at a strategic level in a dynamic and evolving environment
  • Team player with proven leadership skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Sound knowledge and application of Accounting and Auditing Standards and other relevant best practices, standards and guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of information systems, security and technology
  • Ideally, you should have a blended background which may include IT / software development / technology operations and management, and auditing roles

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