1.To take responsibility for the operational elements of client management of a broad and challenging portfolio of audit plans including the personal conduct of highly complex assignments.
2. To conclude upon the quality of all audit opinions produced for allocated clients, draft the Head of Internal Audit Opinion and assist in the drafting of the Annual Governance Statement as required.
3. To direct and supervise staff to deliver the allocated audit plans on time, to budget and to quality standards.
4. To report to the Audit Committee on a regular basis.
5. To respond to a broad range of sensitive and complex queries from clients and staff
At Level 7 Professional qualification Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) / Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP) / Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or equivalent, plus significant demonstrable PQE plus self-certified CPD.
Experience of operating at Board level, presenting to Audit Committee and influencing Executive and Non-Executive Directors. Must have experience of working in audit and demonstrable understanding of audit role and techniques. Must have experience of managing and supervising staff. Experience of working in NHS or other public sector organization resulting in a good understanding of systems and processes is desirable for the post. Alternative experience in an equivalent organization may be acceptable. Knowledge To demonstrate a full understanding of NHS structure, policy, functions and systems together with to ensure integration of audit resource and positive review of internal audit quality.
Builds effective client relationships across the function's clients Adheres and contributes to the continuous improvement philosophy to ensure we continue to provide a valuable service focused upon client's needs.
Fully complies with all aspects of the confidentiality policy. the aptitude to build on that knowledge. Must have an understanding of corporate governance, risk management and assurance principles and practice. To demonstrate a full understanding of audit and financial principles and practice together with the aptitude to build on that knowledge. Personal/Managerial Skills and Qualities Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to enable complicated audit and financial issues to be explained to a range of NHS staff, often at a senior level. This will include presentational, negotiation and influencing skills. Must have excellent analytical skills and have the ability to collate complex data from various sources. Must have strong supervision, staff management, coaching and mentoring skills. Must have the ability to negotiate and persuade, sometimes in a setting that is unresponsive or hostile to audit findings. Must have a good level of numeracy, keyboard skills and computer literacy (ECDL or equivalent) Must have the ability to make judgements and recommendations in the context of complex systems and risk and materiality of findings. Must have good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst managing competing priorities. Must have the ability to travel to a range of sites and work in a range of environments
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