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Internal Audit Manager

Pathology Watch

Pathology Watch

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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Quality is in our DNA, is it in yours?

Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) is looking for an experienced Internal Audit Manager / Senior Manager to join our growing global Business Assurance team, and manage activities in the United States. This role is based at our Central office located in Austin, TX. (This is not a remote opportunity)

The position will have responsibility for the US component of the Audit plan, including engaging closely with the US Senior Management team to determine key risk areas, formulate audit projects that adequately address identified risks, and coordinate / complete scheduled audit projects.

Based from our US Head Office in Austin Texas, the role will report to the Head of Business Assurance in Sydney, Australia. You will be a dynamic, resilient and adaptable ‘self-starter’, with the ability to build rapport with staff at all levels across the business, and consistently deliver work of a high quality.

This role offers a hybrid working arrangement and involves domestic travel of approximately 20% to attend locations across the USA. There may be potential future opportunities for conducting assurance engagements and other projects in Europe and Australia.


  • Through consultation with the Head of Business Assurance and local Senior Management, formulate the annual US audit plan
  • Execute scheduled projects, including planning, risk assessment, fieldwork and reporting
  • Perform risk based assessments of core financial processes including review of process design and identification of internal control weaknesses
  • Develop and refine audit work programs
  • Prepare formal audit reports for submission to local management and concise audit reports for submission to US Senior Management and the Sonic Healthcare Audit Committee
  • Recommend commercially balanced, risk based solutions to issues identified
  • Present findings in a clear manner to Senior Management in both written and verbal formats
  • Conduct follow-up of agreed actions in a timely manner, and provide regular updates to the Head of Business Assurance
  • Maintain awareness of existing and emerging risks across the industry
  • Work with Business Assurance team members to build the functions ‘data-analytics’ capability
  • Lead other special projects as requested


  • A motivated self-starter who is interested in guiding the on-going development of the US internal audit function
  • An individual who is technically competent, effectively balances multiple tasks, and meets deadlines in a growing department
  • An interest and ability to form strong working relationships with staff at all levels and to maintain awareness of current and emerging risks that the organization is subject to
  • A demonstrated ability to critically assess the risks and controls within core financial and operational business processes
  • The ability to lead discussions around process and control improvements, championing a risk-based approach and encouraging a culture of continuous improvement
  • The ability to initiate and follow-up on internal control improvements whilst respecting the unique elements of individual business units
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • The ability to display sound commercial judgment, professional courage, a positive attitude, and the ability to maintain professionalism and composure under pressure
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and a high degree of initiative
  • A high level of integrity, values, principles, and work ethic

Preferred Education and Experience Requirements:

  • An accounting or finance degree with at least 7 years relevant internal audit or external audit experience, preferably gained in a ‘big 4’ environment
  • CIA or CFE qualifications are advantageous
  • A working knowledge of IT General Controls are a plus
  • Intermediate excel skills and proficiency in other Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience using data analytic software (i.e. ACL or IDEA), is advantageous but not essential

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Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc

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