Internal Audit Manager
Our support services help the whole council work to the best of their ability. They include the Council's Customer Access department, Human Resources, IT, Financial Management, Corporate Property, Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance.
We aim for excellence in these services as they will in turn benefit the community we serve.
The Internal Audit Service is shared across three London Boroughs and we provide a comprehensive audit and risk management service and work closely with our colleagues in the Fraud Investigations and Insurance Teams.
The Audit Manager will support the Shared Services Head of Internal Audit to develop and deliver the risk-based audit plans that will provide assurance on the adequacy of the frameworks of control, governance and risk to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster City Council.
In this role you will supervise the delivery of work assigned to staff and partner providers and liaise closely with Senior Officers at each Council on the progress and outcomes of our work.
For more information on the role, please see the Job Description
You will have over two years’ experience of managing the delivery of audit work in a public sector internal audit environment, with recent experience of managing a full internal audit service across multiple clients within the public sector.
You will have excellent communication skills both face to face, including virtual meetings, and over the phone and be able to demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills.
You will take responsibility for managing the workload of the team to achieve agreed targets and deadlines.
You will be qualified (Chartered Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) and be experienced in supervising and mentoring staff and encouraging personal development in their work and studies.
The Audit Manager will be responsible for:
- Assisting in the annual planning process and identifying the appropriate resources required to achieve the plan.
- Monitoring and reporting on the delivery of the audit plan against agreed performance indicators.
- Monitoring the performance of partner providers, and verification of quality and delivery of work.
- Providing updates to Senior Managers at each Council on the progress against the original plan of audit work.
- Acting as line manager for audit projects and ensuring that work meets appropriate professional and quality standards.
- Ensuring that policies and professional standards are maintained within the Service.
- Undertaking agreed, high profile, strategic audit or management projects including appropriate reporting to Senior Management.
- Offering practical and professional advice to client departments on control or audit related issues.
- Assisting in the review of working practices and management arrangements within the service on an ongoing basis.
- Be informed on specific areas of professional work or council-wide issues.
- Undertaking all management functions for designated staff and participating in council working teams or initiatives.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.