Audit Authority Auditor - Bilingual French/English

£39957.00 - £43620.00 per annum + pension & relocation expenses
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Bilingual Auditor, French speaking auditor, qualified auditor

Do you speak both English and French? Does cross-border cooperation in Europe mean something to you? How about holding recipients of EU Funds accountable? My client in Norfolk is looking to recruit a bilingual experienced auditor to join the audit team for the 2014 - 2020 programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


Due to the relatively small scale of the programme, this role will provide a unique opportunity to get involved with a wide range of responsibilities, from delivering audit missions to drawing annual audit plans and strategies, from managing other members of staff and contractors to managing key stakeholders at a national and European level. The role will also include opportunities to join European conferences and training events.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and innovative individual, open to continuous professional development and keen to develop their skills. As the role has a strong delivery focus, diplomacy and resilience will also be essential. As the Audit Senior you will deliver part of the annual audit plan and manage the full delivery through the use of internal staff and external audit suppliers. You will work closely to the Audit Authority manager on the development of the audit framework, including the annual review of the audit strategy and be fully involved in the management of internal and external stakeholders, including representatives from the UK and French government and the European Commission's audit team.

The post will be based in Norwich (UK), with some travelling required, mainly along the southern coast of the UK..
This EU programme funds projects operating in English and French regions, covering a broad eligible area extending from Cornwall to Norfolk in the UK and from Finistère to Pas de Calais in France.


With a solid accounting qualification, you will have extensive knowledge and experience of modern auditing and accounting principles and practices as well as a sound knowledge of corporate governance and financial control principles and procedures. Experience of ERDF funding and its control regime will be an advantage.Candidate profile

  • You will be able to demonstrate strategic planning and strategic thinking, alongside strong analytical skills and excellent verbal reasoning skills to support direct interpretation of EU regulations.
  • With demonstrable experience in project management, you will also be familiar with delivering audit within budget and time constraint. You will be able to communicate both verbally and written to a high standard and will have demonstrable interpersonal skills.
  • Having a high degree of flexibility with an ability to work on your own initiative, you are rigorous and self- motivated.
  • The role involves liaising with French based partners and organisations, therefore you will need to be bilingual in English and French

The position is to be filled from 8 January 2018.Shortlisted candidates from the application stage will be invited to perform on-line aptitude, verbal reasoning and numeracy tests before being shortlisted for interview


This role offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including relocation expenses if required.

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