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Head of Internal Audit | Commodities and Global Markets

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Permanent - Full time, Senior
Job category
Risk Management
The Internal Audit team is Macquarie’s third line of defence providing independent, risk-based assurance about the design and effectiveness of the first and second lines. By performing audits, continuous monitoring activities and controls testing we create insight and drive positive change. In addition, we conduct Legal Entity-specific audits aligned with regulatory requirements and expectations.

This role can be based in either Sydney or London.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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Lead the audit team covering our Commodities and Global Markets business line where you will be working closely with both senior management and the Board to provide assurance of, and ultimately influence the implementation of Macquarie’s risk management framework.

You will own the delivery of the audit plan across Commodities and Global Markets globally and maintain the relationships with senior business stakeholders. You will also have a role in overseeing the execution of automated controls testing on business unit audits, contributing to the internal audit strategy and leading continuous improvement initiatives in a department that is progressive and innovative. 

What you offer

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  • Hands on leader with extensive internal audit experience across commodities, fixed income and currency trading and financing; in both physical and financial markets
  • Strong communication, resilience and problem-solving skills and a questioning mindset
  • The ability to demonstrate a consistent contribution to workplace culture whereby all staff feel challenged, enthusiastic, respected, valued and encouraged to make a difference
  • Experience managing and coaching teams to ensure they are delivering to a high standard of quality and professional standards with right risk outcomes for the group.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About the Risk Management Group

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In our Risk Management Group, you will be part of an independent, and centralised function, responsible for independent and objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks. Our divisions include Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Prudential Risk, and Risk Management Group Central.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.