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Principal Auditor

Wigan Council
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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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 at an 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 iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater ManchesterContinuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

The Internal Audit Team has a high profile across the Council and is recognised as adding significant value the Council’s governance, risk management and internal control arrangements. We will provide you with the support you need to do your job and offer you learning opportunities to further your development

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.

Covid Safe

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

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

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Interview date: 26th May 2022

Find out more about working for Wigan


Wigan is the largest of Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs, and we believe it has a great deal to offer.

The council provides services across three large directorates: People Directorate, Places Directorate & Resources Directorate. Our priorities are: Confident places, Confident People & Confident council. Our values are: Putting people first, Confidence in the borough, Efficient and business like, Always keen to do better, One team, one council.

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