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Audit Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

07 January 2020 @ 12:00
Employer: Sevenoaks District Council
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent
Industry: Public Sector
JobType: Audit Manager
Hours: Permanent, full-time
Closing date: Expired

The Mission

To enhance and protect Council value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight

This is the mission set down by the Internal Audit profession. Modern internal audit works alongside and with the organisation at a much deeper level than ever before. Our work should help to unlock improvements, to add real value and insight.

Couple this mission with our own desire to be recognised as a leading Local Government audit service, forward thinking and innovative, then our mission becomes even more ambitious.

The Partnership

Formed in 2010, the Audit Partnership provides audit, risk, counter fraud and consultancy services to Dartford Borough and Sevenoaks District Councils. We deliver a risk-based audit plan to each partner, which is enhanced through cross-authority working and the sharing of good practice. We are supported fully by Management, Officers, our Audit Board and Audit Committee.

All of the team work across both sites and recognise the unique opportunities available through partnership working. The challenges of working in two different distinct organisations, with their own cultures, behaviours and approaches to business creates a great working environment. Something that we seek to maximise at every turn.

The People

We have been fortunate to have experienced an extraordinary level of loyalty and commitment from our team over many years, with our two Auditors having nearly 40 years combined experience. As part of our commitment towards our ambition to be the best, we recently refreshed our operating structure. We have created two new Lead Auditor positions, and through the apprenticeship scheme, have introduced a new Trainee Auditor post in November 2019.We are now looking for an Audit Manager with the right mindset to actively move us towards achieving our mission.

Our people have a growth mindset, we work together and take great pride in what we do. Never afraid to think differently, and to develop new and bold ways to provide our work, we also provide healthy challenge and encourage each other to achieve the best outcomes. When we achieve our mission, it will be as a result of our people, so if these are all qualities that you see in yourself, to coach and mentor and lead by example, then we would love to hear from you.

The Role

The Audit Manager role has been filled on a temporary basis, and we are now looking externally to appoint to this role on a permanent basis. You will be able to influence direction, and help steer us towards our ambitious goals. Our clients have a clear appetite for us to be adding greater value. We are looking for an experienced can do Audit Manager, this proactive approach is essential to enable us to leverage our unique position and provide real insight to issues and risks before they materialise. Your work will be high-level, having a wider strategic impact, and providing you with the opportunity to work across all levels of the Councils.

Not only will you be the Chief Audit Executive for both Councils, you will also provide leadership, coaching and professional development. The team and your peers will look to you for inspiration and as a tool to help deliver high quality work.

Interested… what’s next?

If you are ready for a new challenge, and after reading the above would like to be part of the Partnership in the Audit Manager role, then we would welcome your application.

Feel free to contact us to have a chat about the role, and find out more about who we are and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. E-mail: Adrian Rowbotham (Chief Officer Finance & Trading for Sevenoaks) or Sarah Martin (Strategic Director for Dartford)    

We also publish regular updates to our Audit Board and Audit Committee so you can find out more about us by looking online.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 27 January 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020