Internal Auditor (Local Government)

  • Location
    Twickenham, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 15.23 - £ 18.78 / Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Adecco are currently recruting for an INTERNAL AUDITOR to work for a Local Authority in TWICKENHAM.





£15.23 TO £18.78 PAYE

Job Purpose:

Assist in maintaining an effective internal audit in accordance with Council policies and practice within the context of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

Carry out internal audits to a high standard from start to finish, including the completion of a risk assessment, delivery of the fieldwork and production and clearance of a report summarising the findings and recommendations from the work completed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake, with minimal supervision, risk - based, systems and / or compliance audits for any service area, in either authority, as directed by the Audit Managers, Deputy Head of the Shared Service and / or Principal Auditors. This includes preparing planning documents, liaising with clients, attending meetings and undertaking all work to professional and quality standards within agreed time constraints and reporting deadlines.

  • To develop and maintain any audit specialism as required by the Audit Managers and Deputy Head of the Audit Partnership

  • To foster and maintain links with officers of all departments of both Councils and externally as appropriate

  • Interrogate mainframe and other computer systems to obtain data required for audit investigations, with use of CAATS (computer assisted audit techniques) as required.

  • To support the Principal Auditors by undertaking reviews of audit work delivered by contract staff and provide feedback to ensure work meets the required standards and external audit requirements

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of risk management and assurance framework activities as directed by the Audit Managers and Deputy Head of the Shared Service.

  • Provide training and development of other staff by sharing knowledge and expertise as required.

  • Supervise other members of staff as required by the Audit Managers, Deputy Head of the Audit Partnership and / or Principal Auditors

  • Carry out all work to professional and quality standards required by the Audit Managers, Deputy Head of the Audit Partnership and / or Principal Auditors and external audit requirements

  • Any other duties, which may be required commensurate with the grading of this post.

Additional duties for PO1

  • Prioritises own work with minimal supervision and supervises work of others where required

  • Undertakes major audit assignments allocated from the Internal Audit Plan, as directed by the Senior Auditor or Audit Manager and in accordance with audit programmes, adhering to the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

  • Draft audit briefs ensuring that they deal with changes in legislation, new audit techniques and new developments, together with changes in practice and systems appertaining to audits undertaken by the service.

  • Advises in the development of analytic review techniques and the section's IT equipment to complement the traditional audit techniques.

  • Takes the lead role in projects as directed by the Audit Manager or Deputy Head of the Audit Partnership

Additional duties for PO2

  • Assists the Audit Manager/ Deputy Head of the Shared Service in allocating audits to individual members of staff and ensuring that the agreed Audit Plan is adhered to.

  • Assists the Audit Manager and Deputy Head of the Shared Service in managing and developing the audit service by taking a lead role in one or a number of audit areas or initiatives/tasks

  • Advises on control issues in the development of IT systems.

  • Leads on matters referred to the section by the Chief Executive, Directors and Council Members

  • Identifies new ways of working by looking for examples of good practice both within and outside the council and implements them

Additional duties for PO3

  • Carries out high level Special Projects in major service areas, preparing reports for the Directorate recommending changes to secure effective, efficient and economic use of Council resources

  • Assists in the development of the Audit Service Level Agreements and Business Plan.

  • Supervises staff on a regular basis including complex assignments.

  • Takes responsibility for supporting and mentoring newer staff

  • Frequently provides high level audit and other financial advice to senior management within relevant departments.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn