Internal Auditor within Higher Education

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 21 - £ 24.72 / Hourly
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-112020-155441

We are looking for an Internal Auditor within Higher Education. The position will start beginning of January for 3-5 months. You will support the Assistant Director of Business Assurance (Audit) in undertaking a range of internal audit and business assurance work designed to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the College and in accordance with the requirements of the Office for Students. The range of required internal audit assignments will include some collaborative exercises but in the main will be conducted independently of other members of the department. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to be comfortable working as a team player but also a confident self-starter, capable of performing end to end audit exercises (including scoping, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up) themselves. In addition to internal audit and other review work, the post-holder may also be required to undertake other work relating to the department's activities, such as that relating to the College's arrangements for risk management, business continuity planning, compliance, business assurance and improving efficiency.


As the Internal Audit Department is a small team, there may occasionally be a few administrative duties associated with the post although these constitute a small proportion of the overall workload.


In accordance with the university's approved strategic audit plan, to take professional responsibility for undertaking specific internal audit assignments covering regularity and systems audits, as well as providing support in relation to value for money, strategic reviews and other investigations;


To undertake follow-up reviews relating to the implementation of agreed management actions;


To assist in the preparation of summary internal audit reports and other relevant documentation for meetings of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC);



Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Competencies


Extensive, demonstrable internal audit, risk and controls experience and knowledge


Attention to detail


Good negotiation and influencing skills


Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team


Experience in successfully managing audits and team members


Understanding of the Higher Education sector and the relevant regulatory landscape


Ability to exercise tact, discretion and display a professional attitude to all work colleagues, both internal and external to the organisation


Strong IT skills (including Word, Excel and corporate systems)


Experience of communicating effectively (both in writing and verbally) with stakeholders at all levels, including the most senior


Ability to deal with complexity and uncertainty, and explain risk and control issues with clarity



If this is the role for you, then apply today! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Adecco is an equal opportunities provider.

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Please apply with your CV to: Zoe Cox