Audit Services Group (ASG)
Location: Our offices are based in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness however we currently operate Hybrid/ Home working
Salary: ( Band 4) from £76,056 to £86,786 per annum, plus competitive benefits and relocation support
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Do you thrive on making a difference and are you passionate about ensuring public services are run properly for the people of Scotland? If so, we can offer you the chance to lead audit teams and contribute to the leadership of Audit Scotland. You will help to create a better Scotland through leading financial audit work and play a key role in our wider engagement with public services. You can find more information about Audit Scotland’s work on our website.
We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ around 320 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland.
There's plenty of change ahead, and the need for robust public audit that provides assurance about public spending and helps public services improve is more important than ever. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – transparent financial reporting and delivering value for money are key to this.
There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a rewarding place to work, a supportive and open culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities. Benefits include 42 days of annual leave including public holidays, personal development allowances and flexible working hours. We’ve also been named one of the top 40 workplaces in Scotland and the UK’s fourth best accountancy workplace in the Sunday Times’ 2021 Best Companies awards.
Overall purpose of the role
This senior leadership role is to help ensure around £57 billion of public money in Scotland is spent properly and provides value for money. As Scotland’s national auditor, the role offers a unique insight across financial and performance audit.
The last few years have seen unprecedented change in Scotland, the UK and internationally; a new relationship with the EU, new powers devolved to Scotland, and continuing pressures on public services. Public audit has never been more important as public sector organisations rapidly change their operating models and priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How you can help us
New and increasing responsibilities mean we need to make sure we have the leadership capacity to ensure exceptional service. Joining us as an Audit Director, you will engage at the highest levels across the Scottish Government, the Parliament, NHS & local government. You will certify the audit reports of a range of public sector organisations and lead a team of skilled auditors.
We work together with the other UK audit agencies and private firms of auditors to deliver the very best in our work. Our people are experts in their fields, respected by senior leaders and policy makers.
Specific knowledge and experience
You understand how the public sector works (although you don’t need to be working within the public sector), you’re an expert in financial audit and you are CCAB qualified, or equivalent. You’re either already operating at leadership level or you’re ready for the next career step. You know how to inspire, motivate and truly make a difference in all you do with clients, stakeholders and your teams. You’ll think strategically and creatively, have strong project and time management skills with the ability to analyse complex problems and deliver practical, realistic and workable solutions. You may also have experience of performance audit and as an excellent communicator you are able to present balanced findings with convincing and persuasive recommendations.
Interested? Next steps
Click the apply button to complete an application form. If you wish, you can also share your CV. We offer a range of benefits, please visit our careers page for more information at http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/careers.
Should you have any questions about the role not already covered in the information we have provided, we can arrange a confidential telephone call. Email your contact details to Susan Burgess, Assistant Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0131 625 1645, and we will arrange a convenient time.
Our application deadline is Sunday 23rd January 2022 at midnight. We’ve reserved week commencing 7th February 2022 for virtual interviews to take place.
Diversity and Inclusion
We value the unique perspective a diverse workforce brings to what we do. Therefore, we’re keen to increase representation in our workforce and support progression of minority ethnic groups. We are also a proud disability confident employer.
How we work
We employ staff in a wide variety of roles. They work flexibly at home and in the office as well as from audit sites across Scotland. This isn’t your typical work from home or work from office type job. We’re flexible about working patterns and we’ve transformed how we deliver high-quality public audit. We support you to work in the ways that achieve the best results for you, your team and the business, including your physical location and how you manage your hours. Put simply, we trust you to do your job, and want you to have the ability to have a rewarding work-life balance and best support your individual circumstances, be that childcare, adult carer responsibilities or managing disabilities.
Some travel to our offices or client sites will be necessary at times