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Senior Auditor

  • Location

    Essex

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £38890.00 - £44863.00 per annum + home working possible

  • Job ref:

    3978961_1625675216

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    04-08-2021

  • Client:

    Hays Senior Finance

Senior Auditor, Internal Auditor, Public Sector Auditor

Your new adventure
Southend-on-Sea is a place like no other. And what a place to live, work and play. A vibrant entrepreneurial place, with a burgeoning cultural scene, we are a place of escapism and fun, where the underground meets the mainstream. Our vision, impact and potential are limitless. Forget the norm. Forget expectations. Forget the beaten path. Southend is the alternative seaside experience.

Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from London.The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.

Your new role
The council are seeking to recruit a Senior Auditor to join their highly regarded, progressive, energetic, creative and supportive Internal Audit team on a full time, permanent basis. The team gained the Institute of Internal Audit's top grade in their most recent External Quality Assessment.

As a Senior Auditor, you will provide a high quality, independent, objective internal audit service to our clients that adds value as well as helps ensure their business is managed both efficiently and cost effectively.As a Senior Auditor, you will undertake planned audits using a risk-based approach, lead on delivering aspects of the audit plan and deliver more complex audit work. You will audit all aspects of our clients' business and the post will require you to effectively evaluate a system or process, identify the key controls and an appropriate testing strategy to confirm their effectiveness, as well as draft and agree your own reports with senior management, all with the support of Audit Management. You will also have the opportunity to support the Audit Managers with team management and staff development to aid your own progression. As you continue to develop and thrive professionally, you will keep striving to explore new ways of improving our approach to audit and associated working practices.

What you need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you will need to be an experienced and self-sufficient auditor, who always takes care to deliver high quality audits to the highest standards of accuracy, on budget and within agreed deadlines, with appropriate Audit Manager support. You need to be able to effectively co-ordinate, check and challenge the audit work of colleagues or contractors, to ensure it is ready for review before being given to the Audit Manager.

Effective communication, committing to and demonstrating our organisation's values and behaviours is essential for this role, as you will be liaising with the Council's internal and external stakeholders. Internal audit experience is essential for this role and it will be advantageous if that experience is within a Local Government setting. Full and current membership of AAT, or part qualified with current membership of IIA, CIPFA, ACCA, ICA (or equivalent) is essential. We will consider contributing to the repayment of fees to your current employer, if you still have commitments arising from study provided by them.

What you'll get in return
If you join the Team you will enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.


The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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