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Internal Audit Executive X2 (SO1)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£29,766 - £30,711
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/06/2019 at 00:00 AM
Vacancy Description

Internal Audit Executive

Right now there is a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, it 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.  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

You will be joining a lively team of auditors and be responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of audits across a varied and interesting range of customers and topics.  You will work individually or as part of a small team of auditors, with a team leader and audit manager to guide you.  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 other Internal Audit Executives to develop and maintain effective working relations.  As part of delivering individual audits, you will provide clear and concise written records of your work, write well supported audit reports and be able to influence auditees through written and verbal communication of statutory and other guidance and best practice. 

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.

You will become familiar with the audit manual and approach, and apply this in practice; you will undertake and understand the processes of risk assessment, audit testing and what constitutes appropriate audit evidence.  With supervision and support, the post holder will be able to help deliver against divisional objectives, to budget and meet deadlines.

Who will you be?

With professional outlook and presence, along with some experience in delivering internal audit or accounting services, you may be either part qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians, or a part qualified auditor / Accountant (IIA, CIA, CCAB).  You may however be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge through experience gained otherwise. You will be supported and funded to undertake mandatory training where this is considered necessary; and we will also fund you to complete your chosen professional qualifications, in line with training offered by the Council. 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Berniece Sarsah, Internal Audit Manager, on 0208 496 8392 or Umar Saeed Internal Audit Team Leader on 0208 496 4860.


 Closing Date: 5 June 2019


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council