Internal Audit Principle

Job Title: Internal Audit Principle
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Reference: 13944002/001_1533823975
Contact Name: Rebecca Scuffam
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2018 15:12

Job Description

Working within an award-winning Internal audit team in one of the largest housing providers in the UK. Assessing business risk, performing technical audits and assessing business operations and structures.

Client Details

Our client is one of the largest housing providers in the UK. With 44,000 homes they give 90,000 people in London, the South East and the Midlands, somewhere affordable to call their own.

They work with residents, local authorities, and partners to meet housing need, and to create safe, sustainable communities for our residents.

They also help residents make the most of their lives through jobs, training, financial and digital inclusion.

They have a plan to invest £3.5bn in new homes over the next ten years and are funding a development programme of 1,500 homes each year.


Opportunity has now arisen for an Internal Auditor to join an award winning internal audit team at a housing association as they bring their internal audit function in-house.

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, you will be responsible for performing more technical internal audit projects and provide sound assurance on risk and control environment.

You'll critically assess business operations and structures and work with management to agree opportunities for service and control improvements and cost effective action plans.

You will be responsible for improving controls, driving up standards and delivering continuous improvement. Ideally, you will have an understanding of the major issues facing the social housing sector.

Deputising in periods when the Head of Internal Audit is absent and provide daily support for appointing activities of more junior auditors and external providers.

You will be expected to assist with: periodic reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee, development of the annual internal audit plan, and championing risk management, internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the business.


Holds a full audit accreditation (CMIIA/ ACA/ CCAB)

Audit experience across financial, technical, regulated and complex business risks

Able to produce high quality, evidenced based records to support your audit work,

Able to write and present well-structured, balanced reports which clearly reflect the service being reviewed and support management in delivering their risk management and control improvement responsibilities

Able to act as a point of contact to review junior auditor's work

Strong analytical skills

Advanced written and verbal communication skills

Is able to manage workload to meet deadlines and prioritise

Housing sector knowledge will be beneficial but is not necessary

Job Offer

Excellent benefits package

Low travel

Opportunity to deputise for the Head of Internal Audit

Working in an award-winning Internal Audit team

£50,000 salary

Based in Kent and Croydon with some travel to the City of London