Internal Audit Manager

South and Vale District Councils
Oxfordshire, UK
Closing date
18 Nov 2020

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Internal Audit Manager

You will join us as an Internal Audit Manager to provide internal audit services to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, with the aim of supporting the councils in managing an effective business and achieving their objectives. Internal audit assists the councils by evaluating the adequacy of governance, risk management, controls and use of resources through its planned and unplanned audit work and recommending improvements where necessary.

Internal Audit Manager Responsibilities:

- Develop and implement the councils' annual internal audit plan to provide an objective opinion on the degree to which the internal control environment supports and promotes the achievements of the councils' objectives.
- Assist the councils by evaluating the adequacy of governance, risk management, controls and use of resources through its planned audit work and recommending improvements, where necessary.
- Review, appraise and report upon the extent to which the councils' assets and interests are accounted for and safe-guarded from losses, which include fraud and other offences, such as waste, extravagance, inefficient administration and poor value for money.
- Lead by example in modelling the conduct, behaviour and values expected of the councils' employees and establish a working environment within your service in which individuals and teams can excel.
- Participate in the appointment, development and appraisal of officers within your service.
- Deliver excellence across your service through the development of high performance, effective delegation, communication and prioritising customer service and satisfaction.
- Ensure performance management is embedded into the day-to-day work of the teams within your service.

Internal Audit Manager Requirements:

- In-depth knowledge and experience of internal auditing including a sound understanding of risk, governance and control.
- Proven successful line management experience.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to all levels of officer, management and councillors.
- Experience of planning, monitoring and managing budgets.
- A relevant professional qualification or equivalent demonstrable vocational experience.

If you have the following experience or qualifications - it's a bonus

- Sound knowledge of auditing principles and standards as set out in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS).
- Experience of working in a local government environment.
- Knowledge of legislation and good practice across district council services.

About South Oxfordshire District council & Vale of White Horse District Council:

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are forward-thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who can communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme.

Salary: From £60,429 per year, Grade 11

Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire

Benefits: 33 days annual leave per annum. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Salary pay awards - most jobs give scope for a pay increase after six months or the following April (depending on your start date) and we also review salaries each April. Flexible working - a flexible approach to work that our employees love! A generous career average pension scheme which includes life insurance of three times your salary. No car park costs as there's ample free parking available. A childcare voucher scheme which parents appreciate. The opportunity to purchase a bike through Cyclescheme (cheaper than directly through a store) so that you can cycle to work. A salary sacrifice car lease scheme - a fully inclusive driving package for a fixed monthly cost. Various schemes to keep you healthy (reduced gym membership, free swims, workplace exercise classes, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users and more). We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community.

Closing date: 30th October 2020
Interviews: between 3rd-6th November 2020 (if invited to interview the applicant will be asked to provide a 10 min presentation to answer the question "What would be your key priorities for your first three months in post)

You may have experience of the following: Audit Manager, Internal Audit Manager, External Audit Manager, Auditor, Management Accountant, Internal Auditor, External Auditor, Corporate Accountant, Client Accountant, Public Sector, PSIAS, etc.

Ref: 94914
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