Job Title: Audit Business Partner
Grade and salary Grade 9 - £56,858 - £60,063
Location Civic Centre/Home Working
Permanent 37 Hours per week
The award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council is seeking an enthusiastic Audit Business Partner to join our dynamic and hardworking Internal Audit team. This permanent position is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is looking to advance their career and join a thriving and supportive organisation. There's never been a better time to join award winning City of Wolverhampton Council when we are at an exciting stage of transformation for the organisation and the city.
We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries, generous annual leave entitlement, excellent pension scheme amongst many more.
The successful candidate will join a team providing an internal audit service to the Council, and a number of our external clients. You will be responsible for overseeing the planning, preparation, carrying out, and controlling of annual audit plans, undertaking complex audits and consultancy reviews within agreed timescales, across all areas of the business and client base. You will also be required to ensure the service delivers its risk-based audits in accordance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. We need someone who is dynamic and forward thinking who will help shape the development and continuous improvement of the team. The audit team currently adopt a hybrid working approach, which is a mixture of working from home and the office. The expectation is that staff are in the office approximately once or twice a week. The audit team’s office base is located in the Civic Centre, which is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton.
Applicants should have achieved a professional qualification (CCAB/IIA). The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
- good management, leadership, and motivational skills;
- good at managing and prioritising conflicting demands;
- good promoting effective governance, risk management and internal control;
- good inter-personal skills and be able to communicate assertively;
- experience of managing work to ensure it is delivered in accordance with agreed deadlines;
- experience of working in an internal audit environment;
- experience of undertaking investigations and implementing effective counter fraud measures;
- strong report writing skills; and
- the ability to challenge, investigate, test, and assess risks.
You will also be required to support the development of strong risk management, corporate governance and assurance arrangements across all our client groups.
If you are interested in applying and require further information on this position, please contact Ian Cotterill (Head of Internal Audit) on 01902 554475 or email email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023.
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