Principal Auditor

Salford, Greater Manchester
£32,233 - £40,858 depending on qualifications, skills and experience
26 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary £32,233 - £40,858 depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Salford Internal Audit Services, based within Salford City Council, provide a high quality internal audit service for the Council, partner organisations, and a number of external clients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Auditor to join our well-established team.

Salford’s future is bright, and so is Salford City Council’s. The Council is involved in a huge number of innovative projects that will make a real difference to local people, the Council aims to enhance and support individuals, their families and their communities, while developing and boosting the local economy.

Salford Council recently won the Digital Leaders DL100 award, Digital Council of the Year and two MJ Awards, which recognise excellence in local government. The two MJ awards were for Delivering Better Outcomes, which was based the Council’s anti-poverty work with the Poverty Truth Commission, and Senior Leadership Team for the work done across the Council on values and behaviour. The Council were also awarded highly commended for integrated health and social care and for Local Authority of the Year.

We are looking for a highly skilled Principal Auditor, who is self-motivated with a positive and flexible approach to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with strong analytical, negotiating and influencing skills.

The ideal candidate will have substantial practical experience in risk-based internal auditing. An ability to conduct internal audits of contracts, information technology, grant compliance, or information governance would be advantageous, as would experience undertaking fraud investigations.

You will have a thorough understanding of modern internal audit techniques, Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and good practice, and will be able to supervise and develop staff in order to assist the audit manager in the delivery of the internal audit plan and maintain compliance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

Good time management and planning skills are essential to this challenging role, as are excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate with senior management and clients from a wide range of disciplines and levels.

You will have a relevant qualification (CMIIA, CPFA, CCAB or equivalent) with substantial internal audit experience.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can work full-time, however, consideration will be given to candidates seeking part-time.

In addition to this fantastic career opportunity within internal audit, Salford City Council will provide the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary, based on qualifications, skills and experience
  • Flexible / agile working arrangements to promote a better work life balance
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Casual Car Allowance
  • Good staff benefits, including green lease car and cycle 2 work schemes

How to apply

Please submit your CV together with a covering letter, detailing why you are applying for the post and how you meet each of the criteria set out in the Person Specification.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday the 22nd October 2018 and interviews will take place the week commencing 5th November 2018.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role please contact either:

  • Jean Gleave on 0161 607 6651; or
  • Dave Smith on 0161 607 6969

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