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Principal Auditor, Coventry City Council

21 May 2019 @ 12:00
Employer: Coventry City Council
Location: Coventry
Salary: £38,876 - £43,662
Industry: Public sector
JobType: Principal Auditor
Reference number: Ref: COVCC000459
Closing date: Expired

Working across all of the Council’s activities, the Internal Audit Team at Coventry helps to ensure that the organisation is able to respond effectively to the fast-changing environment in which local government operates.  The Team has recently undergone a restructure to ensure it is well positioned to meet future challenges and we are committed to continuous improvement and adding value for our customers. 

As a pivotal part of this journey, we are looking for a proficient and enthusiastic Principal Auditor to assist in the delivery of the Council’s Internal Audit Plan.  You will play a crucial role in helping to lead and motivate the Team, undertaking quality reviews of other Auditors work, developing the skills of the Team and undertaking complex / key audits which add real value to the Council and the citizens of Coventry.  You will collaborate with colleagues across the Council and support senior management as a key resource.  You will also support the delivery of the Council’s Fraud and Corruption Strategy and Counter Fraud Framework.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate wanting to advance their career in Internal Audit and play a key role in shaping the future of the service. You will be a Chartered Internal Auditor (or a Certified Internal Auditor who is willing to study), with excellent written and verbal communication skills and good knowledge of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.  You will have at least five years’ experience of undertaking risk based internal audit reviews across a varied remit, and experience in undertaking quality reviews of audit work. You will have excellent analytical skills, be able to work on your own initiative and have the ability to juggle conflicting priorities, whilst meeting deadlines.  Equally as important, you will be self-motivated to assist in the on-going development of the Internal Audit Team, advancing your own skills and that of others.

Now is a really exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regenerating with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. The city ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK and has a flourishing national and international reputation.  We are particularly proud to have been named City of Culture 2021.  

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 21 June 2019.

Interview date: 24 July 2019.


Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.