Head of Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
We are looking for a fully qualified auditor/accountant to lead our dynamic Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management Service.
The Head of Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management will work in conjunction with the Corporate Head of Audit, Anti-Fraud & Risk Management to deliver an effective system of audit for the Council’s accounting records, control systems, and risk management arrangements.
Your exemplary leadership of the Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management Service will ensure an efficient, effective and economic service that meets all government legislation and professional guidelines.
You will be responsible for heading the preparation of the annual internal audit plan and securing agreement with chief officers and external auditors to ensure that it runs smoothly.
A fully qualified member of CIPFA (or equivalent CCAB) or the Institute of Internal Auditors, you will bring a proven track record at a senior level within a public sector internal audit service.
Your considerable experience of audit planning at a strategic level will include the preparation of long-term audit plans utilising risk analysis.
It is vital that you have the personal and professional presence together with the technical expertise to gain the respect and trust of customers, members, chief officers, staff, and external partners.
Your willingness to work outside office hours will be matched by the resilience to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
For more information, please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.
Closing Date: Sunday 21 October 2018 (22:59 hrs).
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.