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Internal Auditor

Requisition ID:  14841

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  12-Jan-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £42,149 - £44,706, with progression to £50,296 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: ​​​​​​​23 Janaury 2021

The Role


Newcastle University is looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified (CIIA or CCAB) and experienced Internal Auditor to join its dedicated Internal Audit team. 


You will use your excellent communication and analytical skills to deliver, with minimal supervision, a variety of professional-level audit assignments across the full range of the University’s activities.


We are ideally looking for a part-time (0.8 FTE) colleague, but will consider a full-time role for stand-out applicants. We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working. 


We welcome informal conversations from potential applicants regarding the role. If you would like to find out more please contact Juliet Simpson, Head of Internal Audit - juliet.simpson@ncl.ac.uk


Expected Interview Date: Monday 31 January 2022


Key Accountabilities

  • Carrying out a range of audits in accordance with professional standards with minimum supervision
  • Providing advice and guidance to colleagues on internal control
  • Carrying out ad-hoc audits and special investigations (potential frauds, areas of management concern)
  • Occasional grant certification work
  • Representation at miscellaneous meetings and to deputise for the Head of Internal Audit when required


The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Significant, recent internal auditing experience in increasingly challenging roles across all areas of internal auditing: systems, risk, IT, contracts, VFM.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of risk management, internal control and internal audit practices.
  • The ability to quickly understand policies and procedures and apply accounting and auditing principles. Good analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions from audit fieldwork, and make suggestions as to possible improvements to internal control.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prepare draft reports and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to plan and manage time and tasks effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work on a small number of audit assignments simultaneously, usually independently but occasionally working together as a team.
  • Well-developed IT skills (Microsoft Office, accounting systems, internal audit packages).


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Confidence with dealing with auditees at all levels, new people, new situations.
  • Personal motivation; self-drive, positive approach.
  • Adaptability.
  • Commitment to best practice and continuous professional development.



  • Professional internal auditing (CIIA) or accountancy qualification (CCAB).


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 14841