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Internal Auditor

Wiltshire - Devizes
up to £33000 per annum
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Role Purpose

To support the Director of Audit to deliver a risk based internal audit function to the Aster Group, planning and conducting internal audits to provide an independent assurance on the adequacy of risk, governance and internal control systems and compliance with internal and external regulations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Director of Audit and Senior Auditor in delivering the internal audit plan in line with International Internal Auditing standards across a range of core business areas. This includes:

    • Delivering the audit to the agreed scope, evaluation and making a judgement on the effectiveness, efficiency and strength of controls; to meet the required objective and mitigate exposure to the identified risks.

    • Design and undertake a testing strategy to assess how well control processes are working in practice and to record the results in line with the agreed internal audit methodology, as set out in the Aster Internal Audit Manual and in line with IIA standards.

    • Recording the audit in line with the agreed internal audit methodology set out in the Aster Group internal audit manual

    • Determine whether the control framework ensures that the function being audited considers value for money.

  • Undertake research into a range of subjects and areas including the housing sector to inform audits, increase knowledge of the housing sector, identifying good practice and enable benchmarking against other organisations.

  • Support the Director of Audit by suggesting management actions for improvements in control framework of functions subject to internal audit to add value to the objectives and operations of the function subject to internal audit. Ensuring that the actions proposed are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

Administrative accountabilities:

  • Travel to different sites to meet relevant staff and obtain documents and information.

  • Comply with all Aster Group policies.

  • Deliver the internal audit service to partner organisations.

  • Undertake relevant training to keep up to date with developments in the internal audit arena and to comply with the CPD requirements of the membership of the appropriate professional body.

  • Undertake relevant training / research / awareness / participate in activities to keep up to date with changes in Aster and the sector.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Recognised professional qualification or part qualification in accounting or internal auditing (CCAB or CIIA).

  • Member of a recognised appropriate professional body with evidence of continuing professional development.

  • Experience in delivering risk-based internal audits with minimal direct supervision.

  • Strong level of IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to work to own initiative and to corporate reporting timescales.

  • Ability to think analytically, apply attention to detail, to think objectively and to demonstrate sound judgement.

  • The ability to work effectively on your own and as part of a team.

  • Strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Flexible and ability to adapt to change.

  • Full driving licence and own transport / ability to travel to multiple sites across Aster's areas of operation.


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