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Principal Auditor

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Principal Auditor

Sellick Partnership are recruiting on behalf of a not for profit client for a Principal Auditor post on an interim basis. The main purpose of the role is to perform a broad range of audit assignments of a complex/ad-hoc and often non-financial nature in addition to a broad range of routine audit assignments. You will also take extensive responsibility for the operational management of allocated audit plans in support of the Audit Managers and Senior Audit Manager. You will be required to apply risk management and assurance principles to the planning and delivery of audit assignments at both an operational and strategic client level.

Key day to day duties will include:

  • Perform all elements of a risk-based audit assignment over the range of routine internal audits across a number of clients as well as a broad range of complex/ad hoc audits often of a non-financial nature.
  • Produce work to final report stage, setting out key control issues and recommendations. Discusses issues with client staff and produces final reports that can be personally taken to Audit Committee and Board level.
  • Take a lead responsibility for supporting Audit Managers in the operational management of allocated audit plans. This will include deputising, or attendance in own right, at Audit Committees and Risk Management Committees.
  • Contribute to drawing up and monitoring the function’s budgets as expressed through delegated audit plans.
  • Conducts research on behalf of the function and the Agency to develop approaches to emerging auditable areas.
  • Makes recommendations as appropriate often involving significant proposed changes to working practices and procedures following policy implementation. These routinely will involve contributing to service redesign and providing benchmarking information in own area of activity
  • Regularly undertake complex systems reviews that conclude upon financial control, physical security of cash and the safeguarding of assets.
  • Respond to, and often anticipates, queries from clients, which may be of a sensitive and confidential nature, and investigates and reports as necessary to the satisfaction of the client. These queries may relate to complex issues requiring a detailed understanding of client risks, systems and existing guidance. This will include advice, information and guidance for direct use by patients, relatives or carers.
  • Plan and organises work schedule to ensure weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual timetables are delivered. Undertake the majority of routine tasks with minimal management oversight. Routinely manages the work of auditors within the team. The overall work schedule that is planned will be made up of a number of complicated and sometimes conflicting elements requiring ongoing adjustment of plans.
  • Build effective client relationships across the function’s clients
  • Adhere and contributes to the continuous improvement philosophy to ensure we continue to provide a valuable service focused upon client’s needs.

Communication is central to the job and is built upon the provision and receipt of routine, complex and sensitive information of a confidential nature. This will require tact and persuasion as well as a deep appreciation and understanding of complex client risks, systems and existing guidance.

It is essential that you have prior recent audit exposure, gained from a not for profit client and that yo are available to start a role at the end of July / beginning of August.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Principal Audit role, please apply now, or contact Stephanie Tasker at Sellick Partnership.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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Stephanie Tasker
Sellick Partnership
Telephone Number 0113 243 9775
Fax Number 0161 834 2223

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