Principle Auditor

Job Title: Principle Auditor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary: £35964 - £39303 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -102020-1237369_1602093219
Contact Name: George Wearden
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 07, 2020 18:53

Job Description

To support the provision of a high quality and effective Internal Audit function.

Client Details

The client is a well established public sector, based in Liverpool, business who get involved in fantastic Operational and Financial Audits.


The key responsibilities for the successful Principle Auditor will include, but not be limited to;

  • Undertaking risk-based internal audit work of significant complexity to a high standard and in compliance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, relevant legislation and guidance
  • Contribute to the compilation and effective delivery of the Internal Audit Plan
  • Support the Head of Internal Audit in arriving at the Annual Opinions
  • Providing a consulting and advisory service in respect of audit, governance, internal controls, risk management and counter fraud as appropriate in accordance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, the Internal Audit Plan and/or as directed by the Head of Internal Audit/Audit Manager
  • To provide support in the servicing of the relevant Boards and Committee(s), as required and directed by the Head of Internal Audit, and attending / presenting as required


The successful Principle Auditor should be;

Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) (or CIMA) qualified accountant or Chartered Internal Auditor or equivalent, with up to date Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Experience

    • Significant, demonstrable experience in internal audit, gained within a public sector environment


    • Sound knowledge of risk-based auditing principles and their application
    • Knowledge of Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, relevant legislation and guidance and their application
    • Knowledge of the principles of effective risk management and their application
    • Understanding of the principles of production of a risk-based internal audit plan, and their application


    • Professional and with the ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Enthusiastic and uses own initiative
    • Analytical skills
    • Ability to build strong professional relationships, negotiate, influence and challenge
    • Ability to manage own workload and plan effectively
    • Effective communication and report-writing skills
    • Supervisory skills
    • Interviewing and questioning skills

Job Offer

The successful Principle Auditor will receive;

  • Attractive salary of up to £39,303 depending on experience,
  • Exposure to exciting and mixed audits,
  • Working within a supportive team,
  • Competitive benefits package.

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