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Principal Auditor
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42399 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/10/2022

Job live date: 23/09/2022

Salary: £42,149 - £51,800 per annum

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: Governance

Division: Internal Audit

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

Internal Audit Services is placed in Academic and Governance Services, which is led by the Chief Strategy Officer and University Secretary for day-to-day reporting purposes.

We are seeking an experienced internal auditor to perform a wide range of risk-based internal audits across the University’s operations.

You will have:

  • A CCAB, CMIIA or equivalent relevant professional qualification;
  • Significant experience in risk-based internal auditing
  • The capability to scope and plan complex audits, conduct audit interviews within prescribed timescales, and produce high quality reports and supporting working papers;
  • The ability to assist with and perform investigation assignments as and when required;
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team;
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets.

Experience of the higher education sector, investigations work and data analytics tools (eg IDEA) would be an advantage, although this is not essential.  There may be the opportunity for occasional travel to the University’s international operations in Malaysia and South Africa.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Director of Internal Audit Services

Contact role:

Principal Auditor

Contact name:

David O’Connor

Contact name:

Andy Kyte

Contact phone:

0118 378 8303

Contact phone:

0118 378 7313

Contact email:

Contact email:

​​​​​​​Interview Date: TBC

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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