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Head of Internal Audit

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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  • Salary:

    £20.79 - £21.83 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

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Our client is seeking a Head of Internal Audit on an initial 2 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£20.79 p/h

Job Purpose:

  • Be the Chief Audit Executive for the business providing high quality assurance, advice and opinion to develop internal control, risk management, corporate governance and counter-fraud arrangements.
  • Lead the Internal Audit function for the business working in partnership with the Governance & Audit Committee and Leadership Team to shape and develop assurance on the internal control, risk management and corporate governance arrangements to support the achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Be the Combined Authority's Responsible Officer - this is the person, appointed with overall responsibility for maintaining and operating the whistle blowing policy, being the nominated contact for reported incidents and the money laundering reporting officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across the organisation to lead, develop and deliver customer focused risk-based audit programmes and assurance strategies aligned to corporate objectives.
  • Ensure that the audit work plan provides the Leadership Team and elected Members with advice concerning the status and operation of the internal control environment, risk management and corporate governance arrangements which support the achievement of corporate objectives.
  • Lead on the development of counter-fraud, bribery and corruption strategies, policies and guidance and lead, direct and deliver investigations in respect of suspected fraud, bribery or corruption.
  • Develop strategic corporate policies in relation to counter-fraud measures and advise, motivate and influence stakeholders in respect of corporate fraud risks.
  • Champion the pursuit and evaluate the attainment of efficiency's throughout 's operations through influencing and reporting on the outcomes of value for money and efficiency reviews to change behaviours and embed new working practices.
  • Represent the interests of the business as appropriate with external stakeholders and agencies, providing expertise as required.
  • Responsible for identifying and developing an internal audit strategy for the business including performance indicators and service quality measures.
  • Develop and maintain a strong and productive working relationship with external agencies, including other Combined Authorities with responsibility for assessing or peer reviewing the performance of the organisation.
  • Typically work on horizons of one year, in line with the objectives set in the business plan.
  • Ensure your function has the right procedures in place to achieve your strategic objectives, developing and amending processes as required.
  • Forward plan the workload of the function, thinking through potential contributions, identifying appropriate solutions and acting accordingly.
  • Lead by example on health & safety matters, ensuring compliance with the Combined Authority's health and safety policy.

Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified CCAB accountant or CMIIA with significant practical experience.
  • Proven record of delivering the regulatory requirements of the role of Chief Audit Executive in a Local Authority.
  • Extensive understanding of Public Sector Internal Auditing Standards and their application.
  • Extensive experience of developing and leading on counter-fraud strategies, leading investigations into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption.


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