Temporary Senior Auditor – Internal Audit/Corporate Fraud

Temporary Senior Auditor – Internal Audit/Corporate Fraud 150 150 tcl-admin
Temporary Senior Auditor – Internal Audit/Corporate Fraud
Contract / Temporary

Durham 5130913694800

Posted: 11th August 2022 15:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up tp £15.12 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Durham,

    DH1 5UL

What's involved with this role:

Senior Auditor – Internal Audit / Corporate Fraud

Job Ref: Durham 5130913694800

Basic DBS required for this role

Candidates looking for part time work would be considered. hybrid working available

Candidate is needed to cover a number of assignments mostly relating to financial orders although they have said they have some further assignments but would need candidates with revs and bens experience for these. To support the Audit Manager and/or Principal Auditor in the delivery of annual internal audit plans and to act as lead auditor for specific reviews. Candidates must have AAT, or Certificate in Internal Auditing or working towards one of these qualifications. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as lead auditor for assigned reviews.
  • Draft and agree terms of reference for approval by the Audit Manager/Principal Auditor and agreement with relevant client key contact in accordance with agreed audit strategy and audit plans.
  • Assist in the carrying out of major audits as directed by Audit Manager/Principal Auditor.
  • Devise audit approach and testing strategy for each assigned audit.
  • Apply a risk-based approach to audit planning and delivery.
  • Review and appraise the effectiveness of the control environment associated with specific audit reviews paying particular attention to issues of governance, risk and best practice.
  • Prepare and present reports for senior managers and members and provide professional advice as necessary.
  • Prepare or amend audit reports for submission to senior management and negotiate and agree the introduction of improvements to systems identified as a result of audit reports.
  • Ensure that internal audit assignments are delivered in accordance with professional standards, as laid down in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS), standards established within the service and any other legislation or relevant professional guidance and service performance targets are achieved.
  • Provide advice to officers of the council and external clients on effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls on an ad hoc/consultancy basis.
  • Awareness of key indicators of fraud and to advise service areas on the prevention and detection of financial irregularities and the establishment and maintenance of sound systems of control and the achievement of efficiency, effectiveness and good value for money.
  • Undertake special investigations and projects as directed by Principal Auditor/Audit Manager.


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


Qualifications & Experience:

  • AAT, or Certificate in Internal Auditing or working towards one of these qualifications
  • Part qualified CCAB, PIIA, QICA, or CISA (desirable).
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience planning and undertaking reviews without supervision.
  • Risk Based approach to auditing.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of the standards laid down in the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards (PSIAS), standards established within the service and any other legislation or relevant professional guidance.
  • Ability to build professional relationships with Senior Management and can facilitate acceptance of audit recommendations
  • Demonstration of substantial knowledge of risk management, internal control and corporate governance in a public sector environment.
  • Analytical skills and an excellent aptitude for developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including complex or sensitive information with senior managers.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of Word, Excel, Power Point and interrogating systems.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of best audit practice and methodologies and can contribute effectively to the continuing development of audit activity across the Council.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of key information technology risks and controls and of using Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT).
  • Data mining and analysis experience.
  • Statistical sampling experience.
  • Financial and operational system experience.


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  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. 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.
  5. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  6. 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.


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Temporary Senior Auditor – Internal Audit/Corporate Fraud
Client Category: Local Authority

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