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Auditor - Remote

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Do you have a good eye for detail?

Are you ready to make an impact?

Consider the role of an Auditor at Reed in Partnership!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services. 

This is a 12month fixed term contract.

What is the role about?

The role will assist on the implementation, development and integration of an audit function across the business’ portfolio of government and public-sector contracts. Integral to this will be the development and implementation an audit framework that supports the business and ensures processes, policies, legislative requirements and procedures are in place, are followed and can be evidenced.

Day-to-day duties will involve the management of an audit framework, periodic review of practice, conducting investigations into malpractice (where strictly necessary) and contributing collaboratively with projects to rectify business practice and control deficiencies identified during business reviews.

The role, a component of the Risk department’s management team, will be responsible for assisting with reviewing existing practices within the current business and developing control and assurance strategies for current and future business. This will include an effective communication process and framework to identify, report on and manage risk.

The role will also be involved in the facilitation of external audits such as PAT inspections.

Just some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • To provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting service designed to add value and improve the operation of the business.
  • Ensuring the Audit Function offers an effective and consistent control and monitoring strategy that is embedded throughout the business.
  • Considering audit findings, reviewing the company’s processes, policies, procedures and systems to ensure completeness, accuracy and fitness for purpose and making written recommendations for improvement.
  • Establish, maintain or support risk assessments to identify and assess the material risks that arise around the area of responsibility.
  • Facilitate, manage and prepare the business fully for external visits, such as DWP Provider Assurance (PAT) visits.
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with the company's control structure, anti-fraud strategy and response plan.
  • Contribute to the overall agenda of cultivating a culture of individual responsibility throughout the business through the sharing of technical knowledge and ensuring a training element is fully designed and embedded for both new contracts and improving existing provision.
  • Adopt and encourage a culture of continuous improvement across the business, through processes, relationships and use of technology.
  • Assist with managing key relationships within customer and third-party audit, inspection, and quality assurance departments.
  • Working with our compliance and validation functions to ensure all internal standards and requirements are understood, communicated and met fully.
  • To promote and embed the company's corporate governance stance and risk management policies by helping to design training and support that ensures requirements are clearly understood and monitored.
  • Build relationships with colleagues and other departments to ensure they have a clear line of sight around accountability.
  • Identify areas of business improvement need, by analysing statistical data around audit and risk.
  • Foster relationships with operational teams to create a transfer of ownership and accountability of contractual requirements and the controls needed to ensure areas of responsibility are clear.
  • Collaborate with wider business functions on the implementation of controls for new contracts.
  • Apply time management and prioritisation so that an audit schedule and associated activity can be monitored, reported on and be effectively measured.
  • Assist with audit meetings to ensure the business is informed fully of strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.

What’s in it for you?

A generous base salary (pro-rata for part time), and great flexibility with your working schedule, we offer training, development and progression opportunities. You will have access to the range of Reed in Partnership benefits, which include:

  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time) plus statutory bank holidays
  • Reed Pension Scheme
  • Award Winning Management & Leadership training
  • Professional & Personal Development Funds
  • Bi-annual pay reviews
  • Plus much more that can be found Here
  • With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

At Reed in Partnership, we live and breathe our values in every decision and action taken, resulting in a collaborative and enjoyable culture within our offices. Our company values – we are fair open and honest; we take ownership, and we work together.

Where possible we consider applications from candidates that require part-time hours, please discuss with your Talent Partner if this is something you require.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with

Essential Attainments:

  • Exposure to and understanding of contractual requirements within provision/services commissioned by government bodies.
  • Experience of working within a monitoring, continuous improvement, internal audit, contract management, compliance or comparable function.
  • Experience of providing a high-quality advisory and guidance service to internal customers
  • Demonstrable experience of management of multiple (in tandem) projects.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of excel; and intermediate knowledge of other Office packages

 

Desirable Attainments:

  • Exposure and understanding of contractual requirements of at least DWP or ESFA provision e.g. evidence performance, validation requirements etc.
  • Experience of IT systems design and implementation
  • Exposure to compliance, audit, or quality functions with high profile Government

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to quickly understand contractual requirements and support a control framework
  • An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise verbal and written reports.
  • Experience of working in a collaborative manner with operational teams, whilst maintaining independence, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation, including the production and delivery of high quality presentation to internal and external customers
  • Demonstrable experience of assisting in the production of reporting and information to strict reporting deadlines.
  • Exemplary organisational and time management skills, including the ability to work to deadlines
  • Demonstrates a high level of business and commercial awareness
  • A proactive and flexible, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Willingness to work away from home base, as required (this will mean staying overnight)

Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

RinP Values

If you want to know more about our company values, and how we live these each day, please click here - Our Values | Reed in Partnership Work

Job reference: RinP08208