Senior Manager, Risk & Assurance

Position no 6033
Level IBA level 7 ($133,771 – $156,736)
Location Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane or Melbourne
Program Finance & Risk
Section Finance & Risk
Duration Ongoing
Contact Tracie Walters on 02 6110 2600 or email
Closing date 30 May 2019
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Indigenous Business Australia is a unique organisation that promotes and encourages self-management, self-sufficiency and economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, IBA’s programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up investment opportunities, create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities, and to purchase homes.

It achieves these outcomes by applying a commercial focus, and by building mutually respectful and productive partnerships with Indigenous Australians, government, non-government and private sector organisations.

IBA Finance & Risk section provides financial, accounting and risk management services to all IBA program areas, branches, and subsidiary and associate companies. It also provides high-level financial, budgeting and risk management advice to the IBA Chair, Board and Executive.


This role is a senior member of IBA’s Finance team and works closely with the Board, the Executive and staff at all levels to provide high level risk management and compliance support to IBA’s leadership team. It has responsibility for ensuring that IBA meets its obligations under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 to establish and maintain a system of risk oversight and management and an appropriate system of internal control and satisfies the high standards of corporate governance expected by the Australian Government. The role reports to IBA’s Chief Financial Officer.


  • Provide day to day oversight and high level advice in relation to IBA’s risk management framework (including with respect to governance and compliance) to assist in ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of IBA and the Board of IBA;
  • Develop and implement IBA’s risk management and assurance framework (including policies, procedures and training);
  • Collaborate with staff across IBA to ensure a sound group governance framework.
  • Liaison with 3rd party internal and external audit services as required.
  • Liaise with other employees at all levels and external parties on behalf of the Executive, to gather and present information in order to devise effective risk management strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Undertake other duties as required.

Required capabilities (selection criteria)

These are essential unless otherwise indicated.

Knowledge and experience

  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Substantial experience in financial services in a relevant area such as finance, risk, compliance, and/or audit.

Skills and attributes

  • An ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • The capacity to build and maintain positive relationships. This is demonstrated by an ability to work in a team environment and with key internal stakeholders to achieve the most appropriate and desirable outcomes for the IBA, the Board, CEO and management team.
  • Well-developed strategic thinking, organising, planning and prioritisation skills. This includes possessing the character, energy and commitment to meet deadlines and/or to manage the expectations of others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write professionally, concisely and with clarity; and the ability to present to other individuals or groups. This includes a high level of attention to detail and diligence, and precision in drafting, and confidence in representing and influencing on behalf of the Executive.
  • Personal drive and integrity reflected in discretion and tact in dealing with sensitive and confidential matters. This is characterised by being a self-starter, results-oriented and ability to take ownership of a project or assignment and drive it to completion.

Prerequisite requirements

Tertiary qualifications in commerce, finance, economics, law or a related discipline.

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