Principal Auditor

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Service Milton Keynes Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 months/on-going
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £22.20 per hour

About the job:

We are currently seeking a Principal Auditor on behalf of LGSS.

This post exists as part of the LGSS objective to deliver a professional Internal Audit service to all LGSS clients.

As Principal Auditor you will report directly to the Audit Manager -MKC and will have a high level of responsibility in the provision and development of a proactive and dynamic Audit, Risk and Counter-Fraud service within the overall Audit and Risk team.

You will be a forward-looking, innovative and business thinking professional with experience in the delivery of Internal Audits across a wide range of different areas and will have the capacity to operate in a highly visible role.

This role will be based across Milton Keynes and Northampton.

  • Be the LGSS Risk and Assurance specialist lead in one element of the Audit and Risk service to MKC, for examples Grant Audits, or Project and Contract Audits and operate across all the LGSS Risk and Assurance client base.
  • Responsibility for the development and delivery of Audit strategy for their nominated specialist area for LGSS Audit and Risk at MKC.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the overall MKC Audit Plan to meet the needs of the MKC Audit Committee, ensuring key risks are mitigated in their specialist area.
  • Personal responsibility for the delivery of the elements of the Audit Plan that have been allocated to them as well as individual assignments.
  • Supervise additional resources to ensure that the Audit Plan is met.
  • To ensure that the Audit Plan is delivered using appropriate audit tools to drive efficiency and effective audit coverage.
  • Professionally qualified CCAB Accountant or Chartered Internal Auditor, or Experience equivalent.
  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge, familiarity with and enthusiastic interest around Internal Audit, Risk management and Good Governance.
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • 2% pension contribution from employer.
  • Flexible working hours.
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  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’.
  • Consultants based on site within Civic Offices.
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications.

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