Full Time, Permanent
The London Borough of Redbridge has been going through a period of significant change and transformation which is seeing a significant change in the way the organisation operates and delivers services to the community. The Council needs an effective, efficient, innovative and flexible internal audit and counter fraud function to provide assurance over the key risk, governance and control framework areas throughout this period of transition and beyond.
You will manage the delivery of the Council’s Internal Audit and Counter Fraud service reporting directly to the Corporate Director of Resources and Operational Director of Finance.
Key activities will include:
• To deliver an independent, effective and efficient internal audit service to the Council and its relevant external bodies in line with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards 2017 (PSIAS), the Council’s Internal Audit Charter and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. Commitment to enhancing internal audit, counter fraud and risk management across the Council to align to good practice.
• To develop and implement the Council’s Internal Audit Strategy with the Operational Director of Finance and Corporate Director of Resources in conjunction with the wider Corporate Management Team. This extends to developing, maintaining and improving the Council’s overall arrangements in relation to corporate governance and maintaining a sound system of internal control and compliance.
• Co-ordination of all internal audit work within the Council.
• Lead officer for the Governance and Assurance Committee; advising Members/Directors, as appropriate on all aspects of internal audit and counter fraud activities.
• To provide an independent Annual Internal Audit Report to the Corporate Director of Resources, Operational Director of Finance and subsequently, the Governance and Assurance Committee.
• Manage the contract with the Council’s strategic internal audit partner including setting performance targets, monitoring and reporting such results to Director and Member level, where applicable.
• To establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with relevant Directors, Senior Officers, Members, particularly those that service on the Governance & Assurance Committee and external bodies / organisations including the Council’s external auditors.
• Promote the Council’s counter fraud culture through development of effective anti-fraud arrangements, proactive counter fraud activities, embedding of risk management arrangements and the maintenance of effective internal control across the Council. This extends to effective and discrete investigation of all allegations or instances of fraud and malpractice.
• You will have a relevant professional audit qualification (i.e. IIA, ACA, ACCA, CFAB etc)
• You should have an excellent up to date knowledge and understanding of current local government sector issues, applicable legislation and codes of practice.
• You will have an excellent understanding of internal audit methodology and have a proven track record of delivering innovative internal audit work that adds value.
• You will have experience of developing an internal audit plan, managing a team to deliver high quality audit work as well as proven track record in meeting relevant performance targets.
• You will have the ability to present complex information to a wide range of stakeholders, including the preparation of high quality, clear and concise reports.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an increasingly important Internal Audit and Counter Fraud service working in a dynamic environment.
If you feel you meet the above requirements and have good knowledge of local government, then we would like to hear from you.
Interview date to be confirmed
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