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Internal Auditor

Sellick Partnership are currently recruiting for an interim Internal Auditor for a Local Council in the West Midlands

The successful candidate will be required to perform operational and financial internal audits, which include an independent appraisal of policies, procedures, processes, accounting, financial and administrative controls and systems. They will also be involved in special, operational and financial analysis on an ad hoc basis.

Key duties for the Internal Auditor:

  • Planning individual audits, defining audit objectives and preparing audit plans
  • Completing on-site business audits, evaluating the effectiveness of controls and writing up reports through
  • Interviewing business teams about working practices
  • Ascertaining compliance with established policies and procedures, and identifying actual and potential weaknesses in controls, cost savings and efficiency improvements
  • Challenging current working practices and finding ways to improve internal risk controls
  • Adapting your behaviour, where necessary, to encourage auditees to co-operate fully to achieve the purpose of the audit
  • Proactively evaluating risks and internal controls against changing trends and market/economic conditions
  • Identifying ways in which the organisation can deliver better value for money and service
  • Sharing with the auditees the results of the audit and agreeing appropriate corrective actions to remedy any non-conformances and the date by which the actions should be carried out
  • Tracking agreed actions through to completion
  • Developing reports on progress for senior management and the Audit Committee

Knowledge and experience:

  • Local Government experience is essential

Key competencies/behaviours:

  • Confident and professional manner
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • High level of technical auditing skills and knowledge of the organisation/sector you are working in
  • Objective, logical and enquiring mind
  • Strong analytical and IT skills
  • Persistent and good negotiator
  • Tactful but assertive
  • Resourceful
  • Good project management and team working ability
  • Self-motivated and happy taking on responsibility

Please apply now for immediate consideration.

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