Internal Audit Opportunities in a Developing Shared Service
Our Internal Audit team forms a key part of the Orbis partnership, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council as well as a range of other external clients. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.
In April 2018 Orbis Internal Audit launched a joint structure, designed to support delivery of audit plans across Orbis partners and our customers. The service is split into five teams: three local authority-based; and two partnership teams delivering ICT audit and counter-fraud specific work across all partners and customers.
We have already built a strong reputation for providing high quality audit and assurance services whilst maintaining an excellent organisational profile. We have also been noted for bringing a ‘national’ perspective to our partners and customers and have been assessed as being fully compliant with professional standards.
We are pleased to be able to offer you the exciting opportunity to join this team by seeking to fill the vacant role of Principal Auditor on a permanent basis.
Who will you be?
Reporting to the Audit Manager (East Sussex County Council), your experience of undertaking risk based audits will be matched with a strong knowledge of professional internal audit standards and you will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills. 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.
With professional competence and expertise, along with appropriate experience in delivering internal audit services, you will be either qualified with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, a CCAB qualified accountant, a part qualified auditor or accountant working towards full professional qualification, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge through experience.
What will you be doing?
As a Principal Auditor you will deliver independent and objective assurance services mainly to East Sussex County Council as well as partner organisations and customers. You will carry out high quality audit and assurance activities across a wide variety of services, for a number of different client organisations. You will lead other audit staff in delivering this work as well as supporting Audit Managers in carrying out risk assessments and producing audit plans.
On a day to day basis, you will work with senior management and operational staff to develop and maintain effective working relations. As well as delivering individual audits, you will be supporting new developments and major change programmes by providing clear and constructive advice on risk, governance and internal control matters. Your ability to effectively engage and influence in a constructive manner will therefore be essential, demonstrating the value of a modern and effective internal audit service.
What are the remuneration details?
This post is advertised on a full time permanent basis, the salary for which is £37,892 - £41,408 (pro rata if part-time).
Whilst you will be based in Lewes, just 10 minutes from Brighton, the role provides the opportunity to travel throughout East Sussex, Surrey and the south east, working with current and future clients. We will also provide you with the equipment and opportunities to work in a really flexible way to engage with and support your customers.