Senior Audit and Risk Officer/Accountant

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
competitive salary
21 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Corporate Finance Service operates at the very core of the Council's operations. The Service is focused on the optimisation and safeguarding of financial and other resources, delivered through the provision of high performing systems, controls, professional knowledge and advice in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Corporate Finance consists of the Council’s Accountancy and Internal Audit functions and an opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join the Service. Whilst the position will be based in either Accountancy or Internal Audit, due to the flexible nature of the Service, consideration will be given to applicants meeting the essential criteria of either the Senior Audit and Risk Officer or Accountant position.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing either a team of auditors or accounting technicians and will be required to:

  • provide professional advice and relevant, accurate and timely information to support the strategic planning process and operational management.
  • assist in the development, operation and maintenance of information systems, to maximise potential use and improve the flow and quality of information.
  • provide positive leadership, clear direction, training and support to team members to ensure high levels of performance.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Craig Oakes/Jill Bradley either by e-mail at  / or telephone 0191 433 3711/3685.