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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£34,057 - £40,275 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description


Internal Auditor
Waverley Court/Hybrid

Salary: £34,057 - £40,275
Hours: 36 per week

As an Internal Auditor, you will be part of a team responsible for providing audit assurance by delivering the audits included in the City of Edinburgh Council, the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board, the Lothian Valuation Joint Board, and Lothian Pension Fund Internal Audit annual plans together with audits of arm’s length organisations associated with the Council, whilst ensuring compliance with the Public Sector Internal Auditing Standards (PSIAS), the Code of Ethics and the Council's Internal Audit Charter.

The role will also involve follow-up of findings raised by Internal Audit to ensure that they have been effectively implemented and sustained and developing strong and effective relationships with the teams responsible for service delivery. 

The successful candidate will also be expected to support effective teamwork, contribute to development of audit processes, methodology and continuous improvement within the Internal Audit team. 

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop Internal Audit and leadership skills, together with public sector knowledge.  The areas included in the audit plans are diverse and interesting, with the audit team regularly providing assurance in relation to critical services. 

The successful candidate will:

  • be educated to degree level or have relevant equivalent audit/assurance experience (essential)
  • be a member of one of the CCAB accountancy bodies and/or member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (desirable).

The successful candidate will also have existing Internal Audit knowledge and experience preferably within a complex public sector organisation. 

The responsibilities of the auditor role include: 

  • ensuring delivery of assigned audit projects to the expected level of quality and within agreed timeframes, this will involve scoping and completing fieldwork
  • preparing reports raising relevant findings to address control gaps and risks identified
  • working in partnership with management to ensure agreed management actions will effectively mitigate the risks and control gaps identified
  • follow-up to ensure that all agreed management actions have been effectively implemented and can be closed
  • contributing towards the development and continuous improvement of the Internal Audit team
  • assisting in the development of annual plans and ongoing enhancement of Internal Audit methodology and quality assurance processes
  • assisting in the development of standards, policies and procedures which ensure that the Internal Audit function complies with the PSIAS, Council policies, aims and objectives
  • the role does not involve formal people management responsibilities but will involve coaching and support for new team members and students/trainees as required. 

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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