Birmingham Audit deliver a high quality internal audit and counter-fraud function that meets professional, statutory and other obligations set upon the Council. This includes:
1. The provision of independent review and evaluation of the systems of internal control leading to an opinion on adequacy and effectiveness;
2. The prevention and detection of fraud and error
3. The management of risks.
Our Assurance Team is responsible for undertaking reviews and assignments across all services delivered by the City Council, including the Education and Skills Directorate. Part of the coverage in this area includes establishing an opinion on the performance of maintained schools. This is partly achieved through schools visits which assess both strategic and operational management and compliance with agreed procedures and good practice. This post is based in the schools visiting team and the post holder will play an important role in building a relationship with school colleagues and relevant officers within the Education and Skills Directorate, and a significant element of the job will be undertaking school visits.
The role of the post holder will be to assist in the delivery of a high quality audit service and the audit plan, and the completion of a wide range of audit reviews and investigations as directed, with main concentration being on school visits.
Knowledge gained from working within an internal audit, finance, or schools environment.
Experience of completing a range of audit assignments/schools finance based work.
IT literacy, ideally including knowledge of computer assisting auditing tools and techniques.
Able to undertake weekly visits to schools across all areas of the City.
Observance of the City Council's equal opportunities policy.
Computer based auditing tools and techniques, Effective verbal and written communication skills,
Effective analytical skills, Work as part of a team/manage and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines and PIs. Supervisory skills.
This post is located at Woodcock St. The standard working week is 36.5 hours. Occasional evening and weekend duties as required. Staff may be asked to work on other teams to ensure that the most effective deployment of staff is possible. Where possible advance notice will be given of such changes.
For further information please contact Don Price on 0121 303 2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check will be undertaken.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”
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