Team Leader, LB Waltham Forest
Right now there is a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business.
It is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture for 2019. As well as this bringing a magnificent programme of cultural events and activities to the borough, it will put us on the map and ensure a lasting legacy. The Council is currently entering a period of extensive investment programme of its assets, including masterplan for its historic Town Hall, introduction of house building, and a number of regeneration programmes across the borough.
About the Role
An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to join the Internal Audit Team. You will be responsible for the delivery of audit and assurance activity across a varied and interesting range of customers and topics and leading a small team of auditors. You will also work alongside audit specialists and private sector contractors to ensure we meet our customer expectations.
On a day to day basis, you will work with Senior Management and Internal Audit Executives to develop and maintain effective working relations. As well as delivering individual audits of a more complex nature, you will also act as the first point of supervision for the work of the Internal Audit Executives and the Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud Apprentice.
You will support new developments and major change programmes by providing clear and constructive advice on risk, governance and internal control matters. Your ability to effectively engage and influence in a constructive manner will therefore be essential, demonstrating the value of a modern and effective internal audit service.
Who will you be?
You will have extensive experience of internal audit, ideally in a public sector setting, as well as being well versed in undertaking risk based audits. This will be matched with a sound knowledge of professional internal audit standards and excellent communication skills.
You will have the ability to present complex information clearly to Senior Managers, Members and other key stakeholders, and be able to prepare and discuss high quality, clear and concise reports. You will have the ability to deal tactfully and responsibly with stakeholders and organisations as you carry out assignments covering the entire range of services offered by the Council and its partner organisations.
With professional competence and expertise, along with appropriate experience in delivering internal audit services, you will be either qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians, or a full or part qualified auditor (IIA, CIA) or accountant (CIPFA, ACCA) working towards full professional qualification, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge through experience. Financial Support for the completion of relevant qualifications will be available.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Kevin Campbell-Scott, Deputy Head of Internal Audit & Anti-Fraud, on 020 8496 4487 or Berniece Sarsah, Internal Audit Manager, on 0208 496 8392.