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Internal Audit Manager

Role Purpose

Internal Audit has a key part to play in supporting An Posts’ drive for change and continuous improvement in response to an increasingly dynamic, complex external business environment. This position reports to the Head of Internal Audit and will operate as a business partner in a diverse environment. As General Audit Manager, you will be applying innovative auditing techniques to provide business leaders and their teams with proactive assurance and advice on core business processes and risks, as well as anticipating and advising on the mitigation of future risks that could affect the achievement of business goals.


The primary accountabilities associated with this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting audit assignments from initiation to completion including 'in flight' project audits and continuous auditing in line with the Internal Audit Plan and International Internal Auditing Standards.

  • Developing and building an effective partnership relationship with business management to raise awareness of leading practice in respect to governance, internal control and risk management.

  • Selecting and using appropriate and best in class research, business intelligence, analytics and problem solving techniques to analyse and solve complex problems and support decision making.

  • Preparing timely and impactful professional reports and proposing recommendations that deal with root cause issues and provide the business insights that drive improvement and innovation.

  • Assisting in the development and successful execution of a comprehensive risk based annual audit plan.

  • Exemplifying audit quality and the continuous improvement of internal audit activities by keeping up to date with developments in practice and supporting the Internal Audit Quality Assurance Improvement Programme (QAIP).

  • Working with line management to update the status of previous internal and external audit findings on a quarterly basis, the timely auditing of resolved issues and engagement with the follow-up audit reporting process.

  • Supporting the creation of a learning environment by providing coaching and support to other team members as well as receiving same to continuously maintain team efficiency.

  • Demonstrating An Post values and behaviours in your day to day work and addressing behaviour that supports/conflicts with them.

Knowledge & Experience

You will have at least 6 years’ experience working in audit, ideally with at least 2 years’ internal audit or risk management experience with a clear understanding of the business environment in which you undertake assignments.  Experience of providing assurance around large/IT change projects and/or logistics/distribution sector is desirable.   A professional accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA) or a CMIIA qualification, as well as full membership of a recognised professional accountancy body or the IIA is required. 

You will have a strong broad knowledge of corporate structures and processes and experience in providing best in class project management (e.g. using APM or six sigma). An IT audit qualification is desirable and excellent IT skills and knowledge of disruptive technologies and experience of using data analytics and visualisation tools in an audit context is also key. You are a great team player with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and adapt to varied decision making scenarios.

Critical Competencies

(The following competencies are critical to the delivery of results and/or to superior performance in this role:)
  • Technical & Professional Knowledge
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships
  • Influencing & Gaining Commitment
  • Results Orientation
  • Decision Making & Judgement

About the Benefits 

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package we offer access to the following: 

  • An Post Company Medical Scheme 

  • An Post Pension Scheme 

  • PRIP Bonus Scheme 

  • Paid Maternity Leave 

  • Paid Paternity Leave 

  • An Post Employee Assistance Programme  

  • Digital gym with daily scheduled workouts 

  • Secure on-site bicycle parking & Cycle to Work Scheme 

  • Tax Saver Travel Pass  

  • City centre location  

How to Apply? 

We welcome all interested candidates to submit a detailed CV to by 5.00pm on 10th April 2024.

At An Post we appreciate the value that diversity brings and believe our workforce should be reflective of the customers and communities we serve. That is why we actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, and do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, membership of the Travelling community, or family status. An Post is committed to having an inclusive workplace where every employee feels they belong. If you require accommodations to be made during the recruitment process, or have questions relating to accessibility, please contact us at

About An Post 

An Post is one of Ireland’s leading organisations, offering financial and postal services as well as being a trusted gateway to government services. We are transforming from the old world of traditional letters and cash to the new digital world of e-commerce parcels and financial services.

An Post’s core purpose — to act for the common good, improving the lives of people in Ireland, now and for generations to come — is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a pivotal role at An Post as we focus on developing long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion are also embedded in our strategy, as we continuously evolve to be representative of our employees and the communities we serve. Read more about our strategy and our progress today!

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