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Audit Manager

Crown House, Southgate Enfield


£33000 - 37000



Office Location

Crown House, Southgate Enfield

About us

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, providing youth services and helping people live healthier lives.

The role

The role will lead 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 implement 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 key component of the Risk department’s management team, will be responsible for 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 lead on our General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) obligations and the facilitation of external audits such as PAT inspections.

Key accountabilities

• Ensuring the Audit Function offers an effective and consistent control and monitoring strategy that is embedded throughout the business. • Work with senior management within the business to design, development and implement comprehensive control structures for new contract delivery. • 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. • Establish procedures that ensures our whistleblowing process is effective and can be reported on. • Establish processes that enable complaints and their resolution to be monitored and reported on effectively. • Establish and manage the businesses GDPR approach, communications, monitoring and other key activity. Act as an advisor to the wider business. • 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. • Partnering with other departments to define and implement control standards including but not limited to, Business Ethics, Data Security and GDPR requirements • 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. • Embedding a target and quality driven team that works seamlessly with operational colleagues with an aim of ensuring effective controls are in place across all activity. • Line management responsibility of the audit team. • Cascading information and disseminating company briefings to Reed in Partnership operational management in the area of expertise. • Assisting with and deputising for the Head of Risk Management with the recruitment, development and retention of high performing and quality driven teams. This will include motivating, coaching and performance managing others within this team. • 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. • Have a clear and consistent performance management regime in place so that team performance can be monitored and showcased across both hard and soft KPIs. • Manage resource so that an audit schedule associated activity can be monitored, reported on and be effectively measured. • Lead on audit meetings to ensure the business is informed fully of strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.

Skills & experience

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. • Ability to lead, motivate and manage a team. • 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) • 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 line management experience. • Demonstrable experience of management of multiple (in tandem) projects. • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of excel; and intermediate knowledge of other Office packages.



Crown House, Southgate Enfield

For more information call:

0333 240 8490

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