Senior Internal Auditor

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Senior Internal Auditor
CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire
Interim Position

Cambridge 5242772

Posted: 22nd December 2023 08:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £23.03 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire,

    CB2 1BY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Internal Auditor

Reference no: Cambridge 5242772

Pay rate: Up to £23.03 per hour PAYE depending on experience

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

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire

Basic DBS required for this role

A Senior Internal Auditor is required to support the Head of Shared Internal Audit in delivering an effective Internal Audit function covering areas such as contracting and partnership arrangements, information governance and ICT, project and programme management and corporate governance and risk. To measure, evaluate and report upon the effectiveness of internal controls, financial, managerial and other, as a contribution to the efficient, effective and secure use of resources and to provide appropriate advice to the organisation, or its partners, on the above matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • Complete a range of audits, including risk-based audits and key financial systems reviews, as set out in the annual Audit Plan approved by the relevant Audit Committee.
  • Prepare reports on the effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks and compliance with relevant legislation, Council policies and procedures.
  • Make recommendations and agree appropriate actions with management to mitigate any control weaknesses identified or any areas of non-compliance.
  • Respond to requests from management for audit advice / input into Council activities, including, but not restricted to, projects, contracting and procurement, system procedures, efficiencies and business transformation changes.
  • Undertake special investigations, including whistleblowing reviews, on behalf of management as and when required.
  • Supervise and carry out peer reviews as appropriate to individual audits.
  • Maintain a knowledge of changes in the authority, in audit techniques and in rapidly changing technology.
  • Represent the Head of Internal Audit or Principal Auditor on external bodies and internal working groups as and when required on audit matters.
  • Carry out such other duties as required by the Head of Shared Internal Audit from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.
  • Observe the Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy Statement in all aspects of employment and service provision.
  • Be aware of, and comply with, the Council’s policies and procedures on health and safety at work by adopting safe working practices; reporting any accidents and/or unsafe or hazardous conditions to management; and to do everything reasonable to prevent personal injury to yourself, fellow workers and members of the public.


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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:


  • Part qualified CCAB (or MIIA).
  • Fully qualified CCAB (or MIIA) desirable.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Internal auditing experience.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk based internal auditing.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the current issues affecting Internal Audit in local government and the public sector


Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and literacy skills. Be able to obtain data in a concise manner, interpret, form conclusions and negotiate and agree actions with managers at all levels.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to influence, motivate and enthuse others.
  • Political awareness and sensitivity.
  • Positive commitment to customer care.
  • Flexible approach to work demands.
  • Motivated and willing to learn and keen to develop the IA service.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Senior Internal Auditor
Client Category: Local Authority

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