Principal Auditor

Wigan Council
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Grade 8, £28,785 - £32,878 per annum
05 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Wigan Town Hall

Library Street



Salary: Grade 8, £28,785 - £32,878 per annum.


37 hours per week

Your role:

You will assist the Audit Manager to deliver a planned programme of audit reviews across the Council, its schools and some external partner organisations

You will undertake audit engagements within agreed timescales as directed by the Audit Manager, ensuring that appropriate action is taken in response to any improvements recommended. In addition, you may also be required to investigate allegations of fraud or other complaints and provide assistance to departmental management and school-based staff on disciplinary matters.

About you:

You must have an accountancy or audit qualification or be actively studying towards this.

You will also have relevant financial experience gained at a demanding operational level, with proven organisational management skills and be familiar with investigation techniques and Internal Audit working practices and quality standards. In particular, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to use your own initiative to think laterally and creatively to propose practical solutions to any audit issues identified.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

This role is an opportunity to join a high performing team which has a high profile across the Council and is recognised as adding significant value the Council’s governance, risk management and internal control arrangements.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Nicola Welch, Chief Internal Auditor on 01942 827556 or email

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Interview date: Wednesday 16 October 2019



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