Head of Internal Audit, Fraud, Risk & Insurance (Interim)

£562.25 - £700.00 per day + Excellent Benefits
20 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
An opportunity for an Interim Head of Internal Audit, Fraud, Risk & Insurance has arisen with a local council authority.

To provide the Council and its group of companies with high quality cost effective internal audit, counter-fraud, risk management and insurance services; ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and professional requirements for all services with the Internal Audit, Fraud, Risk & Insurance Service.

To provide leadership to staff and work with partners, colleagues, senior management and members to ensure successful delivery of all organisational aims and objectives.


Undertaking the role of Chief Audit Executive for the Council and its group of companies consistent with by the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

Leading the Service on a day to day basis and developing the strategic positioning of the Service so that it can be relied upon to provide efficient and effective assurance in all areas of the Council actively contributing to the delivery of the Council's Strategy.

To act as Lead Officer in supporting and advising the Audit Committee.

To ensure sound internal control and governance arrangements exist throughout the Council, working closely with the Monitoring Officer on the annual review of governance arrangements for the Council.

To specify and manage contracts for the provision of internal audit, insurance and other services as appropriate and ensure that mechanisms for measuring, monitoring and reporting on performance are developed and operating effectively.

To lead the Council in its counter fraud activities, protecting the Council's finances and reputation at all times.

To lead on strategic risk arrangements within the Council ensuring that relevant policies and processes are embedded across the whole organisation.

Ensuring that the Council's and group companies' insurance arrangements are adequate and cost effective as well as providing risk management and insurance advice to officers and members.

Knowledge, skills & experience:
  • Holder of a full Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) qualification or a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA) and evidence of continuous professional development Experience in the leadership of internal audit, corporate fraud, risk management and insurance functions at management level, within a local authority or other organisation of comparable scope and complexity.
  • A proven record of successful change management, delivering new working policies and practices alongside cultural and structural change Sound knowledge and understanding of the statutory and financial framework within which local authorities operate and of emerging national agendas and policy issues.
  • Demonstrates an up to date knowledge and understanding of the law, government policy and best practice in relation to the functions within the portfolio.
  • Experience of giving advice to and building relationships with senior management and Members.
  • The role-holder must exercise satisfactory travel mobility in order to fulfil the obligations of the role. For those journeys where an alternative form of transport is unavailable or impracticable the role holder will be required to provide a suitable vehicle.

To apply please send your CV.

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