Senior Auditor – Financial Services

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Senior Auditor – Financial Services
Oxford, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire TCL 5242953

Posted: 2nd January 2024 09:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £40,478 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • Permanent

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Internal Senior Auditor – Financial Services

Job Ref: Oxfordshire TCL 5242953

Pay Rate: Up to £40,478 per annum depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours  

Role Length: Permanent

City: Oxford, Oxfordshire

The purpose of the role is to support the Chief Internal Auditor in providing independent assurance on the system of governance, risk management and internal control that supports the management of strategic and operational risks across the County Council. Conforming to the Local Government Act 1972 Section 151, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying areas where internal audit assurance is required and design the individual audit assignment plan to provide that assurance.
  • Plan and deliver allocated audit assignments on time and within the audit days allocated that includes determining and applying an appropriate internal audit methodology to achieve the objective of the audit.
  • Presenting findings and conclusions consistent with the objective of the allocated audit both verbally and through reports to Senior Managers - including making informed recommendations and negotiating effective management actions where material weakness in the system of internal control or governance exists.
  • To undertake risk-based assurance audits of strategic and operational risks.
  • To operate within the performance standards defined by the Chief Internal Auditor, and professional internal auditing standards as specified by the Chief Internal Auditor.
  • Occasionally may be required to direct, supervise and review the work of other audit staff as required by the Chief Internal Auditor.
  • Providing strategic advice to Directors and Senior Managers regarding Governance, Risk and Internal Control. Participating in change management programmes / working groups.


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  1. 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent (including Mathematics and English Language).
  2. CCAB / CMIIA or CIA or significant equivalent experience.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of planning and progressing internal audit work activities, applying professional internal audit standards, using initiative and independent judgement in their application.
  3. Post qualification experience in applying internal auditing methodologies, to provide assurance on the management of operational and strategic risks.
  4. Experience of undertaking more complex audits (desirable).
  5. Previous internal audit experience within Local Government/Public Sector (desirable).
  6. Detailed operational knowledge and understanding of Governance Frameworks, wider risk management methodologies and systems of internal control.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Excellent interpersonal, persuasion and negotiating skills, in order to influence good outcomes.
  2. Excellent communications skills, including effective report writing and presentations
  3. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect collate and record data accurately and efficiently
  4. Ability to uphold professional standards at all times, maintaining independence and effective challenge and escalation when required.
  5. Strong IT skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams.




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Job Ref: Oxfordshire TCL 5242953
Senior Auditor – Financial Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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