£52000 - £62400 per annum
14 Jun 2011
12 Jul 2011
Lucy West
Job Type
External Auditor
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new 3 month contract from 4th July - end September
The Audit Commission is an independent watchdog, driving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in local public services to deliver better outcomes for everyone. They work across local government, health, housing, community safety and fire and rescue services means that we have a unique perspective. We promote value for money for taxpayers by auditing the £200 billion spent by 11,000 local public bodies. As a force for improvement, we work in partnership to assess local public services and make practical recommendations for promoting a better quality of life for people.

The Audit Commission five strategic objectives are:

To raise standards of financial management and financial reporting;
To challenge public bodies to deliver better value for money;
To encourage continual improvement in public services so they meet the changing needs of diverse communities and provide fair access for all;
To promote high standards of governance and accountability;
To stimulate significant improvement in the quality of data and the use of information by decision makers.
As a contractor within the Audit Commission you complete grant certification or financial statement audits. Working as part of a highly trained team you’ll often work on-site with clients, gaining valuable insight and building strong working relationships. From planning to eventual reporting, you’ll provide an efficient, effective service across a variety of areas of work including grant claims, fraud prevention, final accounts and corporate governance arrangements.

The work will involve travel to clients premises so it is imperative that you have a driving licence and access to a car.
For further information and to apply please visit www.hays.co.uk/jobs/auditcommission

Professional accountancy qualifications are required from one of the following bodies: CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, ICAI, or ACCA. Also required are:

Strong IT Skills
Strong time management skills and ability to deliver projects on time
Able to create clear and concise documentation of audit findings and prepare associated report points
Able to interact with clients in a professional manner
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing at all levels
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a member of a team
Willing to travel
Some form of external audit experience within the last 5 years

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