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Job Title Senior Auditor
Job reference CCF176
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade Scp 33-35
Pay From: £39,493 per annum To: £41.496 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 19 March 2023
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Job Description
St Helens Borough is undergoing a transformation; not just in the regeneration of our towns and the economic growth in our key industries, but we have also undergone substantial change as a council. We have energetic officer and political leadership which is determined to get things done; and have undergone a council wide restructure with a renewed impetus on performance and outcomes for local people, something that was positively highlighted in our recent LGA Corporate Peer Revisit, and further supported by our shortlisting in 2022 in a national award for Most Improved Council. We are a council with high ambitions, a place that is full of energy and focus, with a passionate and committed workforce and an exciting future ahead.

Our St Helens Borough Strategy 2030 sets out our vision to work together for a better borough, with people at the heart of everything we do, by improving people’s lives together and creating distinct, attractive, healthy, safe, inclusive, and accessible places in which to live, work, visit and invest.

St Helens Borough is a place we are extremely proud of. It is beautifully green, hosts a variety of leisure activities, with excellent schools, an affordable housing market and great connectivity, being ideally located halfway between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

About the role: Senior Auditor

Are you an experienced and dynamic professional looking for a role in internal audit?

Reporting to the Team Manager – Audit and Counter Fraud, you will work with a team of internal audit and counter fraud professionals.

You will contribute to developing, implementing, and delivering the Council’s Annual Internal Audit strategy, ensuring delivery of high quality and timely audit outcomes that combine independent, objective assurance statements with helpful and value adding recommendations, advice, and counsel to clients across all aspects of the Council’s business.

You will hold or be actively studying for formal accounting/audit qualification and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience within an Internal Audit environment, ideally in local government.

Interviews will be held w/c 03 April 2023

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Richard Thomas, Head of Audit & Risk, Tel: 07895 314107, email

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Person Specification Senior Auditor .pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form.pdf
job description.pdf
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