View Vacancy -- Deputy Head of Audit and Risk Management

Strategy, Policy & Governance

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management within the Risk Management service at Haringey Council.

The Risk Management service is part of the Corporate Governance Directorate and we are looking to recruit an experienced and qualified Deputy Head of Audit and Risk Management to help the Council achieve its ambitious plans. Reporting to the Head of Audit and Risk Management, you will work closely with all Council services and provide professional leadership and management of the Council’s counter fraud, internal audit and strategic risk management functions.

With your knowledge and considerable experience, you will support the Head of Audit and Risk Management embed risk management throughout the Council whilst providing direction to the counter fraud team and the internal audit provider (Mazars). You will use your extensive understanding of local government risk, internal audit and counter fraud functions to provide great leadership in delivering excellent outcomes for both citizens and customers of the Council.


About you

We are looking for a Deputy Head of Audit and Risk Management with commercial acumen and solid understanding of local government who has a vision for risk management, counter fraud and internal audit and who places at its core, a desire to want to enhance and improve the way the Council delivers on its outcomes. To be considered for this role, you will need to be an experienced and qualified accountant (CCAB) or internal auditor (CMIIA) and you will have gravitas to thrive in a challenging and complex operating environment. You will have significant management experience and be responsible for managing the in house counter fraud team and an external partner who deliver internal audit services to the Council. You will also have a successful record of accomplishment in developing and delivering risk management strategy, infrastructure, performance management, communication and reporting and developing associated risk management functions such as providing training to members, senior managers and employees. You will have experience of developing and implementing a risk aware culture in a large organisation such as Haringey Council at a managerial level.

Closing Date: Monday 30th September 2019


£60,300 - £70,100
A fully qualified member of a UK Accountancy Body (CCAB) or Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA)
Qualifications in Risk Management and / or Counter Fraud

To lead the counter fraud services and to ensure that duties are carried out in compliance with corporate policy, professional guidelines and statutory requirements. To include:

  • Direct management and supervision of the counter fraud team;
  • Provide expert advice on risk management, counter fraud and internal audit matters;
  • Manage the risk management operation exercising a high degree of personal responsibility without detailed supervision; and
  • Co-ordinate services and supports the Head of Audit and Risk Management in enhancing these services across the Council in line with best practice and statutory guidelines.

To support the Head of Audit and Risk Management in overseeing the internal audit and carry out high level audit and consultancy assignments;

To consistently achieve strategic performance targets and reporting requirements and meet deadlines;

To act as an advocate for risk management and actively promote counter fraud and audit services within Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey to deliver business opportunities;

To support and advise the Head of Audit & Risk Management as required in the overall management of the risk management, counter fraud and internal audit services; and

To be accountable to client officers for the quality and delivery of counter fraud and risk management services.

Full Time
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