Internal Audit Senior

Recruiter
Mazars
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Feb 2019
Closes
05 Mar 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

As a member of the internal audit team, and reporting directly to the Internal Audit Partner and Managers, you will be responsible for delivering risk based internal audit work to a range of Public Sector clients predominantly in the Emergency Services.

-Sectors/Public-Services

Client satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and the successful candidates will need to have excellent communication and written skills, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Clients

Key client sectors:

• Local authority

• NHS organisations

• Central government departments and NDPBs

• Police and crime commissioners

• Education: universities, colleges, and schools

• Social housing organisation

Job Role

• Planning internal audit work programmes and setting of control objectives;

• Performance of internal audit fieldwork including closing meetings with management;

• Preparation of draft internal audit reports;

• Maintaining good relationships with clients;

• Assistance on other special assignments (e.g. fraud investigations, effectiveness reviews) as and when required;

• Providing on the job advice and training to junior auditors and supervision of junior staff when required;

• Controlling audit assignments from planning through to preparation of draft reports in line with agreed timescales;

• Build strong working relationships with the client, ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly;

• Maintain control and stability under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with;

• Respond to the needs of the client and staff;

• Ability to make confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to clients;

• Ensure that the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client; and

• Identify opportunities and prospects for new work.

Person Specification

• Educated to degree level and part qualified or in the process of training for a recognised qualification - ACCA, MIIA, CIPFA or equivalent;

• Experience of delivering internal audits in professional practice or in-house team in the public, not-for-profit or private sectors.

• Have a sound technical understanding of technical issues surrounding the sector;

• As this position involves client contact, the person must be able to present a professional image to the firm's clients;

• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills required;

• Desire to help grow and develop the department;

• Ability to develop new initiatives and methodologies;

• Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver work effectively;

• Ability to identify issues through sound analysis and application of commercial acumen in all situations;

• Ability to express ideas with authority and conviction throughout verbal and written communication; and

• Ability to develop self and others.

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