• Sat. May 21st, 2022

Board of Auditors – Audit Controller job with Audit Scotland

ByChad J. Johnson

May 10, 2022

Accounts Committee

Audit Controller

Location: The base location will be our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices, and we support hybrid and flexible working models.

Salary: Salary range: £98,446 – £130,284 (Salary by appointment is open to negotiation depending on experience.) We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.

The Board of Accounts holds councils and other local government bodies in Scotland accountable and helps them improve by reporting to the public on their performance. Operating impartially and independently of councils and the Scottish Government to provide a robust audit, the impact of our work has arguably never been greater than the pressures around funding, deepening inequality and increasing the demand for services – alongside the multiple impacts of Covid-19 and the urgent need to tackle climate change – have put significant pressure on councils. Councils are essential to Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic and therefore need a strong relationship with their communities, working with them to design and deliver good public services, improving the quality of life for individuals and communities .

Required by law, the Audit Comptroller is considered by the Commission to be the primary professional role in Scotland for local government audit reporting. Committed to working with influence and impact, one of the most critical issues we look at is how councils fulfill their statutory duty of best value. We also frequently collaborate with the Auditor General for Scotland, which is responsible for auditing the Scottish public sector beyond local government, to issue joint reports nationwide on issues affecting public services.

In this role, you will be accountable to the Commission for the product quality and professional judgments of the controller. This will require you to work and collaborate with a range of partners including senior management and teams from Audit Scotland (which provide services to the Commission and the Auditor General) and audit firms which also carry out some of our audit work.

In your current capacity as an audit, finance or other senior manager in a relevant role in or with the public sector, you will bring to this role strong credentials in organizational performance management and improvement of services, as well as an appreciation of the functioning of the sector, the services it provides and the political environment in which it operates.

We are looking for a strong relationship builder who will be credible in a range of contexts. Strategic working relationships with colleagues across Audit Scotland will be key to delivering an effective work program on all fronts, as well as the relationships you build with key stakeholders in Scottish local government and the Scottish Parliament.

The success of this role is critical to the success of our organization and the achievement of our purpose. The quality of the work you do and the judgments you make must be highly credible if they are to make a lasting difference in the use of public funds.

If this sounds like the right role for you at an important time for the industry we serve, we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply or for more informationplease click apply below. For an informal discussion about the position, contact our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson. Duncan Ewart on 07471 037071 or Stephanie Wilson on 07880 382745

Closing date: Friday, June 3, 5:00 p.m.