Principal Auditor

  • £36,379 - £41,025
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Southampton City Council

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Auditor to join our Internal Audit team in Southampton City Council.

The Internal Audit team, which is part of the Council’s Finance and Commercialisation Service, provides a statutory function to advise, alert and assure the Council on the effectiveness of its systems of internal control. This means focussing on key risks that prevent objectives being achieved, the controls needed to mitigate risk and how effectively the controls are working.

The ethos of the team is to take pride in its work and focus on what's important so it can make a real and positive difference.

As part of this team you will be responsible for the completion of strategic and technical audits, as well as fraud or irregularity investigations. You will be required to carry out original research and risk assessment when identifying the scope of the audit, plan all required work, and undertake adequate testing and evaluation of controls before reporting on findings. You will be required to liaise with all levels of management including Members and external auditors and be able to give sound technical advice.

As Principal Auditor you will support the Chief Internal Auditor and Audit Manager in ensuring that the internal audit service is compliant with statutory and other relevant professional standards.

You will also be expected to have experience of managing, training and mentoring more junior members of staff.

In return you will be given an excellent opportunity to develop your internal audit career and be part of, and help shape, a recently re-established in-house Audit team.

You will receive high level exposure across the organisation and have the opportunity to work closely with key stakeholders to promote a culture of control awareness and continual improvement. There will also be the opportunity to develop your own professional expertise through on the job training and formal training.

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Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Elizabeth (Lizzi) Goodwin, Chief Internal Auditor, Finance & Commercialisation on 07908 184889 or [email protected]

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: AF2229363