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Principal Internal Auditor
  • Employer: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Reference: WYCA/21/169909
  • Published: Fri 22/10/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £36,316 - £42,050
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Yorkshire

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Principal Internal Auditor

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint a Principal Internal Auditor to join our Internal Audit team. The successful candidate will play a leading role in working with internal and external partners to shape improvements to the lives of people in West Yorkshire through the development of a robust assurance framework for the Adult Education Budget and beyond.

We bring together local councils and businesses, through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ensure that our work meets the needs of employers so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role:

Reporting into the Head of Internal Audit, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively to build a modern robust assurance framework to support the newly devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB)
  • Producing high quality information and reports to a range of stakeholders that will help to drive higher standards of governance, transparency and accountability, this includes reporting to our Governance and Audit Committee
  • Liaising proactively with other Combined Authorities and Government Agencies to drive best practice and effective sharing of information
  • Successfully manage a small team of auditors as they work to deliver the agreed annual audit plan which includes the AEB reviews
  • Helping to positively develop the internal audit function in order to drive improvement to internal controls, risk management and corporate governance.

About You:

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience

  • The ability to think strategically to provide both assurance and value for money work
  • Strong analytical, evaluation and communication skills
  • Be a qualified CCAB or CMIIA with significant practical experience in a similar role, an understanding of AEB would be desirable, but can be developed within the team
  • Have an extensive understanding of Public Sector Internal Auditing Standards

Our Offer:

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous employer contribution pension scheme
  • Fully funded travel in West Yorkshire on bus and rail with the MCard
  • Flexible working practises with Health and Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.

To Apply

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your CV to our online application form telling us why you would be a great fit for our role. Please click the link below for more information and details of how to apply. Please apply by 11:55pm on 14 November 2021.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met. The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.