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Principal Auditor

City Of Lincoln Counil
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
PO1b (£39,514 - £42,769pa)
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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The City of Lincoln Council is seeking an experienced Principal Auditor to join our small in-house Internal Audit team based in Lincoln city centre. 

The role involves undertaking a range of audits throughout the Council varying from financial audits to services such as environmental protection and housing.  You will draw up the audit scope, design audit programmes, carry out testing and discuss the findings of the audit with auditees including senior management.  As a Principal, you will be required to carry out audits which are often more complex or technical and provide support in work related to counter fraud, fraud investigation and whistleblowing. 

In addition to the technical aspects the role involves managing the day-to-day work of the Auditor and others as required including support, training, performance management, review and quality control.  You will also deputise for the Audit Manager and provide support in preparing the audit plan, resource plan and performance reports for the Audit Committee. 

The role requires an awareness and knowledge of internal audit methodologies and standards (PSIAS), good communication skills and knowledge of Local Government. Full training and support on our processes will be provided.

The ideal applicant will have relevant experience in working in Internal Audit preferably in a local government environment and be a member of one of the CCAB Accountancy Bodies or hold an equivalent membership.  Consideration will be given to exceptional applicants who are not fully qualified, but this will be conditional on completing training to this level which we can support you through. 

The Council has a flexible working policy which includes flexitime and hybrid working. The expectation is that staff work in line with management requirements to ensure the effective delivery of the service. This currently requires a minimum of one day a week in the office and the ability to attend other face to face meetings in the office and at other locations.

The post is advertised as full time 37 hours a week, but part time applications are welcomed.

Benefits we offer:

- Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme.

- Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.

- Local government pension scheme (currently 23.4% employer contribution).

- Employee online discount scheme (including cinema, retail/supermarkets and homeware/tech).

- Health and Wellbeing support.

- Sustainable Travel Options (Tax free bike scheme and discounted City parking).

For an informal discussion, please contact Amanda Stanislawski, Internal Audit Manager via e-mail on

In order to complete your application, please visit our website. You will find the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification section of the job description, so please ensure you address this in your supporting statement.

All external candidates are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and a 6-month probationary period. 

As a Disability Confident Scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.

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