We have an exciting opportunity to join our high performing and respected team as an Auditor / Senior Auditor and having an important role in supporting the Council to deliver its new Council Plan and Barnsley 2030 Strategy.
Working within the Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance Team in the Finance Business Unit, the successful applicants will have an important role in ensuring the successful delivery of the Council’s internal audit function and provide an efficient, effective, and value-adding service.
The Council’s recently adopted People Strategy will act to support the successful candidate to adopt the culture and behaviours of a modern, agile, healthy, engaged, skilled and innovative workforce.
About the role
The Auditors / Senior Auditors will deliver key aspects of the internal audit portfolio to ensure that the allocated audit plan is delivered to provide the necessary independent and objective professional support, challenge, and advice to the Council (and external client organisations) such that it achieves its key priorities set out in the corporate plan and delivers its core strategies.
Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager or Principal Auditors, you will be responsible for contributing to the provision of:
- an effective, efficient professional internal audit function
- timely, independent, and objective advice
- a service that adds value and promotes organisational improvement
- assurance to senior management and audit committees through assisting in the preparation and presentation of reports
- mutual support to the team to meet individual and collective performance goals
- a role in integrating an organisation-wide control, risk, and governance approach
A team player, you will be a highly motivated individual, possibly already experienced in internal audit with at least a complimentary level 3 qualification, transferrable skills if not already with internal audit experience, have a proven track record in delivering high quality work within an internal audit, finance or governance related function, and the necessary technical and personal skills to build and maintain professional integrity and effective relationships.
You will already have, or have the capacity and drive to develop, a sound knowledge and experience of internal audit practice, and the ability to organise and prioritise demanding workloads to meet deadlines and professional standards. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills and demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to ensure work is completed to the expected quality and within often exacting timescales. You will also need to have commercial awareness to help maintain and develop the external client base for the team.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rob Winter, Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance (email@example.com or 07786 525319), or Sharon Bradley, Internal Audit Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07795 305846).