Position title
Principal Auditor

To undertake Audit assignments covering the full range of the Council’s services evaluating governance, control and risk management arrangements relating to both financial and non-financial systems with the objective of ensuring that the Audit function is:-

  • undertaken effectively, efficiently and economically;
  • conducted in a professional manner in compliance with the requirements of the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Overall responsibility is to the Head of Internal Audit, with day-to-day responsibility to Audit Managers.
  • Management, monitoring and supervision of Senior Auditors and Audit Officers as directed by the Head of Internal Audit.
  • Interact with Executive Directors, Directors, Senior Management and staff at all levels regarding the provision of Audit Services.
  • Review governance, control and risk management arrangements to determine compliance with the requirements of policies, regulations and legislation and make recommendations for improvement where required.
  • Lead key system/project Audit reviews whilst supervising and reviewing the work of assigned staff.
  • Provide advice and expertise making recommendations to relevant staff throughout the Authority and its partners to ensure that adequate controls are built into systems under development, or subject to amendment.
  • Significant post qualification experience of working within a large, complex and diverse organisation
  • Significant experience of control, governance and risk management frameworks
  • Previous recent, relevant Internal Audit experience at a senior level • Managing a team of staff
  • Investigative Audit work
  • Presenting reports and negotiation of outcomes at a senior level
  • Internal Audit experience in a large public sector body


  • Detailed knowledge of local government/public sector auditing regulations, requirements and techniques
  • Evidence of effective communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to audit areas of non financial risk
  • Evidence of ability to direct, assess and monitor the performance of assigned staff
  • Presentation of reports to Senior Management
  • Understanding of Risk Management
Date posted
24 May 2023
Base Salary
£30.00 Per hour
Job Location
Home working and Yate, Bristol (office)
Working Hours
8.30am to 4.30pm - 37 hours per week
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
6 months
Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
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