Principal Auditor to assist in the overall

Islington is a diverse borough and we strive to serve our residents. As part of our commitment to providing high quality assurance services, we are recruiting a Principal Auditor to assist in the overall delivery of the Council’s Internal Audit Plan. This is a fantastic opportunity for an extremely motivated and proficient Principal Auditor to join a high performing and respected team. The Internal Audit team is highly visible and well respected, and actively contributes to and supports the strategic direction of the Council through the delivery of an excellent customer-focused service. This is a unique role that provides exciting opportunities to work alongside colleagues across our Shared Internal Audit Service with LB Camden. There are also opportunities to broaden your profile and knowledge base as we are part of a Cross Council Assurance Service consisting of a number of boroughs that co-source Internal Audit functions with a co-sourced provider. The Cross Council Assurance Service provides opportunities for auditors to network and share intelligence. As a Principal Auditor, you will be expected to contribute to the Council’s governance and assurance framework by delivering the risk based audit plan and drafting and presenting clear, concise reports to Senior Management. About you You will be IIA qualified/part-qualified or hold an AAT qualification or similar, and you will have a sound understanding of risk-based internal audit techniques and methodologies. The ideal candidate will currently be working in a private or public sector Internal Audit role and will have experience of delivering risk based audit reviews. We are looking for a self-motivated and effective team player with excellent verbal and written skills and the credibility and confidence to liaise with officers across the Council, including senior management. Your technical skills will be supported by knowledge and experience of risk based audit techniques and you will have a proven track record of excellent customer focus. You will be able to work on your own initiative and have the ability to juggle conflicting priorities and support requests for advice at short notice. In return we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop within a high profile organisation. We also offer flexibility and agile working as well as an excellent annual leave package and a competitive salary. It is a great place to advance your skills and make a difference to the community. This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Interviews will take place by video conference in the week commencing 16 November 2020. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against structural racism.  Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Islington Council is also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible. Islington also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause. To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website .From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Name Ursula Brown Additional information For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ursula Brown on 020 7527 2209.