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: Team Manager – Audit & Counter Fraud
Are you an experienced and dynamic professional looking for a role in internal audit?
We are recruiting an Audit Manager. You will report to the Head of Audit & Risk and manage a team of audit and counter fraud professionals.
As part of the other assurance services within the Audit & Risk service including health and safety, insurance, and resilience, you will support the Council’s internal controls and risk management processes and provide support to the Council’s Audit & Governance Committee.
You will be required to hold a formal accounting/audit qualification and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience within an Internal Audit environment. Particularly important is the requirement to be able to maintain effective customer relationships and the ability to motivate and develop staff. It is essential to be able to build and maintain organisational knowledge and understanding, and develop and maintain excellent client relationships with senior management across the Council.
Ideally with management experience within local government, you will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of working in a political environment and the ability to deliver results and find solutions.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious team, for someone who wants to work in and strengthen further assurance services within the Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
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.