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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW
£38,994 - £42,350 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Description

Required for 37 hours per week.  

The Auditor is a member of a statutory and professional audit team.  The main function of the Comhairle’s internal audit service is to provide an independent appraisal of the organisation’s internal control systems. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Systems Audit
  • Regularity Audit
  • Contract Audit
  • Computer Audit
  • Special Investigations.


You  must have full membership of a CCAB Institute, or the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA), or equivalent. You must have evidence of up-to-date Continued Professional Development and a minimum of three years' experience of recent local government accountancy and/or audit.

You must also have a sound understanding of the principles underpinning public sector audit and accountancy and a thorough knowledge of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

You should have strong written and verbal communications skills and be able to prioritise and manage work to short deadlines, along with the ability to look behind the figures/data and to understand the facts that underpin them, and be adaptable, able to undertake a variety of difficult, complex and challenging tasks, using a variety of financial and analytical skills and provide advice and guidance to resolve complex issues.

Salary for the above post is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.  Appointment to the post will be on the first point of grade with annual incremental progression.