Senior Auditor

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Senior Auditor
Interim Position

S Tyneside 1004674514232768

Posted: 13th March 2023 17:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.98 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Auditor   

Reference no: S Tyneside 1004674514232768   

Pay rate £20.98 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 3 months 

You must contribute towards the delivery of an efficient, effective and value adding internal audit service which conforms with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and support the Council to achieve its vision, strategy and objectives 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Apply the highest levels of professionalism and propriety to ensure delivery of audits in accordance with Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, the Internal Audit Strategy, Internal Audit Charter, Code of Ethics and performance targets. 
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of system operations, including the principles of governance, risk management, internal control, assurance, value for money, performance management, data protection and information governance and to apply this to all audit work. 
  • Plan, undertake and report upon audit assignments, reviews or investigations of complex and / or sensitive systems, processes or matters. This includes applying a risk-based approach to audit planning, developing work programmes, determining appropriate audit tests and maintaining good quality working papers.  
  • Undertake the external audit of grant claims and provide an independent opinion to a funding body on whether grant monies have been spent in line with the grant criteria. 
  • Interpret complex cases of suspected fraud and corruption and conduct investigations in line with legislation and industry standards to achieve the most appropriate outcomes for the Council. 
  • Prepare and present reports for senior management detailing the outcomes of audit work. This will require exchanging complicated and /or sensitive information orally and in writing to a range of audiences including heads of service, directors and external clients / partners. 
  • Identify, develop and report on practical, cost effective and efficient recommendations to address control weaknesses, inefficiencies, poor value for money and inadequate performance, which when implemented add value to business processes across the Council. 
  • To provide advice and guidance to officers of the Council, partners, project groups and boards in respect of improving efficiency and effectiveness of the control environment, system development and the prevention and detection of fraud. 
  • Assist Principal Auditors in the supervision of auditors as directed and to support and train less experienced staff. 
  • Effectively manage resources between multiple assignments and other demands to deliver audits within agreed budgets 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • PIIA or CCAB part-qualified or equivalent OR AAT qualified or equivalent or substantial relevant experience 
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of internal auditing 
  • A good understanding of Public Sector Internal Audit Standards 
  • Substantial experience in a public sector or commercial financial and/or audit environment 
  • Experience of undertaking audit assignments, reviews or investigations of complex and / or sensitive systems, processes or matters 
  • Good organisational and negotiating skills 
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to present work clearly, report writing, and presentational skills 
  • Good IT skills and experience using Microsoft Office 365 products (Word, Excel, Teams etc.) 
  • Able to use and interrogate IT systems and computerised financial management systems 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Senior Auditor
Client Category: Local Authority

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