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Head of Internal Audit

Head of Internal Audit
Location: London
Contract: Temporary (3 months initial)
Rate: £620-700 per day umbrella (dependent on experience)
Start Date: ASAP

*Hybrid Working - 2 days a week in office


Job Description
Service Care Finance are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for an Interim Head of Internal Audit & Anti-Fraud.

Please find further detail below.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide strategic leadership for the delivery of a high quality effective internal audit service to the Council ensuring compliance with the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2011 and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards and ensuring that it adds value to the organisation.

  • To lead a team of audit professionals in a proactive, innovative and effective way, ensuring that individuals are nurtured and provided with the necessary support to secure high levels of performance, motivation, commitment, teamwork, collaboration and trust.

  • To play a critical role in delivering the organisation's strategic objectives by championing best practice in governance, objectively assessing the adequacy of governance and management of existing risks, commenting on responses to emerging risks and proposed developments.

  • Give an objective and evidence-based opinion on all aspects of governance, and the operation of internal controls managing the risks that support the delivery of the Councils objectives and vision that can be used by the organisation to inform its governance statement.

Ideal Candidate

  • IIA/CCAB Qualified with Management Qualification

  • Experience of leading an Internal Audit team within Local Authority

  • In-depth understanding of the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2011 and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards

  • Experience of Strategic and Operational work at senior level within Internal Audit

  • Great communication skills and the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email
Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.