Senior Internal Auditor
Senior Internal Auditor
£36,538 - £39,567 per annum
Fixed term, two-year contract
Our Passion, Your Future
Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and innovative Council, prepared to invest in its community and with a proven track record of making things happen. We are proud of what we have achieved so far; we have delivered a range of major projects and initiatives such as the Ageas Bowl, now a world-class sporting and music venue, a refurbished state-of-the-art Leisure Centre, and The Point and Berry Theatres which are both proud to be one of the region’s foremost contemporary arts centres.
We have an excellent reputation with our customers and are seen as friendly, approachable and working hard for our communities, so if you want to really make a difference and develop your career, we are a great choice for you.
Your new role
We want to build on our successes and have a fantastic opportunity for an internal auditor to join the team to help us deliver a proficient service and build an efficient anti-fraud function.
In this pivotal role, you will be key in supporting the Chief Internal Auditor with promoting and developing a comprehensive audit function and proactive anti-fraud service. You will be expected to undertake complex audit work, offering guidance and advice to services on the effectiveness of existing or proposed systems and procedures, ensuring these comply with relevant standards and regulations. You will manage, control and be responsible for audits you undertake and finalise all findings through reporting, ensuring this is completed in the required timeframe. The role will be key in recommending improvements and monitoring implementation of agreed actions, as well as proactively providing advice, support and guidance on the mitigation of emerging risks.
The role will also be responsible for functional management and the day-to-day work programme of other members of the Audit team.
It’s all about you
You will be able to demonstrate use of initiative and be proactive in your approach. You will have the ability to prioritise work according to the risk level and show use of analytical skills in evaluation of audit findings against set standards.
Effective communication skills are necessary to engage with stakeholders at a variety of levels. You will be able to work independently and demonstrate effective self-management and show innovative solutions in recommending improvements to services or audit processes, which demonstrate an understanding of business context.
You will have extensive working knowledge and experience of practices and methodologies of internal audit, and sound working knowledge of relevant legislation and developments. You will be aware of statutory and regulatory compliance, and practical experience of undertaking more complex audits. You will proactively support an anti-fraud culture and have a degree level qualification or extensive work experience in audit services and counter fraud.
You will also have supervisory experience and be able to coach and mentor other team members.
We have a diverse team of fantastic people and as an employer, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work/life balance through our innovative flexi time system and wellness plans.
We also have excellent package of benefits including:
- 25 days’ annual leave (28 after 5 years’ continuous service)
- Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days’ additional leave per month
- Defined benefit pension scheme
- Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off full membership
- Confidential employee advice and support programme
- Car and season ticket loans
- Excellent working environment
- Support for continuous professional development
- Good work/life balance
If you like the sound of this and have the skills and attributes we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Cassar, Chief Internal Auditor: 023 8068 8015.
For further information and to apply, please click the 'apply' button below.
Closing date: Friday 24 May 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 12 June 2019