• Financial Audit Lead
    £51,675-£59,979 Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range and is subject to Audit Wales Pay Policy.
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


About the role

Audit Wales is looking to recruit permanent Financial Audit Leads, with current vacancies based within our North Wales team.

Are you currently working within a finance team but looking for a new challenge or working within audit but would like the challenge of a new sector?

Yes? Then our Financial Audit Lead role may be what you are looking for. We are looking for highly motivated people to be part of our energetic and resilient teams. 

Primarily you will be leading teams in delivering financial audit work at a number of public sector bodies. You may also have the opportunity to support our value for money audit work and be involved in delivering corporate projects.

You will be a qualified CCAB accountant with experience in supervising and coaching staff.  Experience of the public sector is desirable but not essential, but you will be a committed team player, keen to improve the outcomes of the citizens of Wales. You will be confident in maintaining ownership of your own work and will bring your accounting audit experience through your CCAB accreditation.

Being GREAT is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for someone who has a passion for making a difference to the public sector through sound judgment, and excellent analytical and communication skills.  

 Who are Audit Wales?

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts.
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies.
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

Working for us

Audit Wales is a dynamic and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture. We’re passionate about working with the Welsh public sector and making a difference to local communities.

We’re Flexible – We work Smarter; providing choices of how, when and where individuals and teams deliver their work – we trust you in making the right choice to deliver the task in hand while supporting you in your individual circumstances, be that caring responsibilities or managing disabilities.

We’ve got Excellent Terms – We genuinely care about our people and about providing an environment that encourages a positive work-life balance through our 35-hour working week, and our 33 days annual leave per annum (exclusive of public bank holidays), you can also purchase, sell, and put leave in the ‘bank’ to enable extended holidays.

We invest in our People – We’re advocates for personal and professional development and invest in our people to fulfil their career aspirations to be the best they can be. We offer a generous training package which is complimented by a blended approach of structured and unstructured learning.  Our successful mentoring and coaching scheme to our LinkedIn Learning licenses give staff the opportunity to learn at times and in ways that suit them.

We have Excellent Benefits – Alongside our generous salary package, we offer all employees opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme which is considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.  Our staff benefits also include a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and the option to obtain a vehicle through our beneficial lease scheme among many more.

We’re Proud to be Accredited – We are a proud Working Families and Change 100 employer and have achieved Living Wage accreditation.

We are growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role.

What it’s like to work in Audit Services

As a Financial Audit Lead, you will work within Audit Services. Audit Services delivers both financial audit and performance audit. The Financial Audit Lead Role supports the delivery of the financial audits of public sector clients. Our teams are split geographically, North, West and South Wales. Successful candidates will have a portfolio of clients from across the public sector, comprising, central government, local government and NHS. While experience in these sectors would be an advantage, it is not essential and support will be provided. Financial Audit Leads are part of the management team and play a key role within the audit team. While successful candidates will be expected to have excellent technical skills to deliver and support complex audits, they will also be responsible for the supervision and coaching of the teams, most of who are training with either ICAEW or AAT.

While we operate a hybrid working model, Financial Audit Leads are expected to be on site with their teams for at least two days per week.

Find out more

You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Clare James on 029 2032 0500 or Mike Whiteley on 02920829389.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 11 April 2023. Audit Wales reserves the right to close this advert early should they have sufficient applicants.

If you are interested please submit and up to date CV together with a covering letter of not more than 1000 words stating why you are suitable for the role. Following a sift of your on-line application successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment comprising of an interview and a technical exercise. All assessments and interviews will be completed in person at one of our North Wales Offices at Abergele or Caernarfon.

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources Team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas, if you have any questions about this please contact us at HrandPayroll@audit.wales

Closing Date

  • 12/04/2023
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