Internal Auditor

Location
Slough / Hybrid
Salary
£31,099 - £35,411 + benefits
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
09 Dec 2022
Ref
CO03 – 1685
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Salary: £31,099 - £35,411 per annum fully inclusive (pro rata) plus a Local Weighting Allowance of £1,002 is also payable

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance and Commercial Services team, as an Internal Auditor. The role is part of the biggest Finance transformation project the Council has ever undertaken and this role is a crucial role within the project. The Internal Audit function is being brought back in-house having been outsourced for some significant period of time. This role provides the opportunity to be part of a new and exciting development within a broader ‘assurance’ team that includes counter fraud, risk and insurance and financial governance.

Slough Borough Council's Finance and Commercial team is undergoing a huge transformation and is looking for new team members to be key players in its change and improvement journey. SBC has faced unprecedented challenges in recent times but has now developed a recovery and improvement plan which along with the commitment and hard work of officers and members is beginning to make a positive impact. The team are crucial to helping the council deliver on its ambitious new plans. Whilst we recognise there is still a lot to be done to re-establish itself with its members, the community and other stakeholders, this is an exciting time to join our team and play your part in a team whose ambition is to have a truly positive and transformational impact on the future of the Council and the community.

What you'll be doing:

  • Undertaking risk-based audit reviews to appropriate quality standards, within agreed deadlines and budgets
  • Preparing clear and concise audit reports using standard audit report template, documenting the outcomes and assurance opinion of each audit review together with practical recommendations
  • Planning and organising own workload to include agreeing achievable deadlines with client following consultation with Senior Auditor/Audit Manager
  • Monitoring workload and timescales on a frequent basis to ensure all deadlines are met and time is used productively in the delivery of internal audit assignments
  • Client liaison/representing the internal audit service – attend key meetings with audit clients, including scoping meeting and closeout meetings
  • Working with and support the Internal Audit Manager and Senior Auditors on the development of risk-based audit plans and to provide a robust annual opinion on the adequacy of the overall control environment.

What you'll have:

We encourage development, ambition and progression so even if you don't have all the skills/experience, please do consider applying as full training and support are offered.

  • PIIA (or equivalent qualification from the CIIA) or AAT
  • Experience of delivering internal audit within a local authority or similarly complex organization
  • Substantial generalist internal auditing experience
  • Experience of writing audit reports and presenting audit findings and recommendations to organisational management
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure whilst ensuring attention to detail
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and keen to progress and take responsibility for own development

Our offer to you:

Slough Borough Council is a challenging but rewarding place to work offering a supportive place to grow and develop your career with a real opportunity for your input to be valued and heard. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever, and you'll join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive. 

Alongside a competitive salary, there are a range of great benefits including:

  • Flexible and hybrid working options with an expectation of at least 2 days per week in the office
  • Generous holiday entitlement: 25 days annual leave (not including Bank holidays), rising to 29 days between 2-5 years of service and 32 days after 5 years of service
  • Generous pension scheme 
  • Wellbeing initiatives including cycle rides and sports tournaments amongst others
  • Our commitment to equality and diversity through a range of employee networks
  • Tax-free childcare and childcare services
  • Discounted car parking 
  • Season loan ticket-to help with the cost of your rail/bus journey to & from work

In our office, we are assembling the best minds in public sector reform. If that’s you, then this could be a career defining move for you. 

How to apply:

Please apply using the 'Apply' button.

Please refer to the relevant Job Description and Person Spec via the 'Apply' button.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Candidates as they are currently under-represented in leadership positions. 
 
We value diversity. 

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