Principal Internal Auditor

Principal Internal Auditor

Job Title: Principal Internal Auditor
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Gladstone, Queensland
Salary: generous package + 12% super
Reference: 1754
Contact Name: Belinda Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 07, 2022 17:08

Job Description

Principal Internal Auditor | Gladstone Regional Council

  • Lead and develop a specialist high performance team
  • Build organisation wide capability
  • Enjoy a generous salary and lifestyle benefits

Gladstone Regional Council is seeking a Principal Internal Auditor to lead the independent internal audit assurance service at Council.

Reporting to the General Manager Finance Governance and Risk, the Principal Internal Auditor will lead a planned approach to the evaluation and effectiveness of operational, internal control, risk management and governance processes across Council.


  • Lead and develop a small, specialist high- performance team.
  • Establish strong and collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate control mechanisms across the organisation including the audit plan, the section's operational plan and budget.
  • Build organisation wide capability on compliance of control mechanisms.

Qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Extensive experience in carrying out audits and risk related investigations (preferably in the local government environment).
  • Demonstrated significant experience and success in building high performance teams.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to manage complex issues in a regulatory environment.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly developed skills and experience in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (or a related discipline) with substantial internal auditing experience, knowledge and expertise in undertaking investigations and reviewing complex projects.

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone region that focuses on working together to balance the Region's lifestyle and opportunity.

How to Apply
Please visit
1754 - Candidate Information Pack - Final.pdf to download the candidate information package and apply or contact Belinda Walker on 0411 449 447 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 26 April 2022.