Band 7 Audit Manager
Staffline Recruitment has been appointed as HSCNI's recruitment partner of choice for Admin, clerical and Support Services.
BELSL / Band 7 Audit Manager
Rate of Pay: £19.89phr
Hours: 37.5hrs per week
The Audit Manager is responsible for managing the delivery of annual audit plans to an assigned portfolio of HSC organisations. The Audit Manager is a key client contact for audit services. The post holder manages an audit team to deliver audit work that complies with professional best practice and that is delivered on time and to budget. Specifically the Audit Manager is responsible for audit assignment planning; scheduling assignments and allocating assignments to staff; and managing assignments including conducting first file reviews. The Audit Manager personally conducts complex assignments.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
*Responsible for operational audit management of an Audit Team and delivery of allocated client audit plans within required timescales.
*Plans own workload, and that of Audit Team, to ensure that assignments are satisfactorily completed. *The Audit Manager is expected to manage a number of audit assignments concurrently and to ensure the most effective and efficient use of time and resources.
*The Audit Manager is responsible for drafting detailed assignment audit plans, in line with the annual audit plan and for obtaining the approval of client Management and the Assistant Head of Internal *Audit on the content of the plan ahead of the commencement of the assignment.
*As part of the review/monitoring process the Audit Manager is expected to ensure that information obtained during the course of audits is robust in order to analyse and make sound judgements on risk issues and design of systems of internal control the client has introduced to manage risk.
*The Audit Manager also ensures that the assignment plan has been fully addressed by the Lead Auditor, as part of the review process.
Communications and Information Management
*To liaise closely, building effective working relationships with client Management in all disciplines to facilitate and support the audit process. Communication is central to the job and is built upon the provision and receipt of routine, complex and sensitive information of a confidential nature. This requires tact and persuasion as well as a deep appreciation and understanding of complex client risks, systems and existing guidance. Discussions with senior and non-finance staff forms a substantial element of the job often concerning contentious and complicated risk, control and governance issues.
*To persuade and negotiate the reasoning behind contentious recommendations with senior client staff across a range of disciplines and arrive at an agreed position and action plan.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Collaborative Working/Key Working relationships:
*To work closely, building effective working relationships with the Audit Team members. Effectively communicate expectations, direction and guidance to Audit Team.
*Liaise closely with the Senior Internal Audit Management Team, fellow BSO Audit Managers and External Audit staff to ensure the most effective use of information, working arrangements and resources.
*Keep the Assistant Head of Internal Audit appropriately briefed at all times to include significant issues on the work being undertaken and any performance problems.
*Responds to a broad range of sensitive and complex queries from clients and staff.
*Represent BSO Internal Audit at meetings, conferences, seminars, training courses etc.
*To occasionally present information in a formal setting to small groups of client and audit staff.
*To ensure assignments performed by assigned Audit Team conform to the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and to documented internal quality standards.
*To ensure that assignments performed by assigned Audit Team are completed within time budget stated in the annual audit plan and that the annual audit plan is fully delivered by the required deadline, to enable the Head of Internal Audit to compile and issue his/her annual report.
*Reporting value-adding audit recommendations that will bring about permanent and robust change that improves operations to a diverse client base.
*Maintaining independence and objectivity while still fostering a working relationship with client managers.
Development and Innovation:
*Implement and suggest changes to audit policies and procedures.
*Contribute towards the development and promotion of the audit service through daily contact with client staff and other parties.
*Contribute to the continuous improvement of the delivery of a customer focused service to clients.
People Management and Development
*Performance management of staff in assigned Audit Team.
*Participate in the organisation's Performance Review Scheme.
*Maintain good staff relationships and morale amongst the staff reporting to him/her.
*Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to the level of staff within his/her control consistent with effective decision making whilst retaining responsibility and accountability for results.
*Participate as required in the selection and appointment of staff reporting to him/her in accordance with procedures.
Full Job Description and information available on request. Please submit CV to link to Kim.Martin@staffline.co.uk