Head of Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management

Hackney, London (Greater)
£61,515 - £63,630 per annum PO12 (effective from 1st April 2019)
28 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Hackney is London's most diverse and 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.

The role

We are looking for a fully qualified auditor/accountant to lead our Internal Audit and Corporate Risk Management Service.

The Head of Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management plays a key role in delivering an effective system of audit for the Council’s accounting records, internal control systems and risk management arrangements. They will shape the audit plan and manage a team of 7 in-house staff to deliver this, and work with senior officers across the Council to help drive continuous improvement to vital services.

The responsibilities

You will lead the Internal Audit & Corporate Risk Management Service by example to ensure an efficient, effective and economic service that meets all government legislation and professional guidelines. In particular, 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.

The requirements

You will be a fully qualified member of CIPFA (or equivalent CCAB) or the Institute of Internal Auditors, and whilst having a proven track record at a senior level within a public sector internal audit service is preferable consideration will be given to applicants with the necessary experience gained at other large organisations such as the National Audit Office or private sector organisations.

Your experience of audit management at a strategic level will include the preparation of long-term audit plans utilising risk analysis.

The individual

You will be comfortable working at a senior level and demonstrate 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.

You will have 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. This is reflected in a range of staff benefits including modern flexible working arrangements, generous leave entitlement and a secure, flexible pension scheme. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now.

If you are interested in applying and want to find out more about the role and what it is like to work for Hackney then please contact Michael Sheffield (michael.sheffield@hackney.gov.uk) or Tracy Barnett (tracy.barnett@hackney.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

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 10 March 2019 (23:59 hrs)

Test/Interview date: W/C 18 March 2019

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.

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