Audit and Business Assistant

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Salary:£26,142 -£28,450 

Working pattern:Permanent, Fully flexible - all options will be considered 

Location:Across Scotland 

Closing date:04 December 2022 at midnight 

Audit and Business Assistant

Location: Our offices are based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness  

Type: Permanent role 

Salary: £26,142 to 28,450 per annum, plus competitive benefits.  

Hours: 36.25 hours

Are you an experienced administrative professional who thrives on making a difference and is passionate about ensuring public services are run properly for the people of Scotland? If so, we can offer you the chance to join our high performing Business Support Team where you will help to create a better Scotland by providing first class administrative support across all areas of our organisation.

We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ around 340 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland. We believe that public money (around £57 billion a year) should be spent wisely. 

There's plenty of change ahead, and the need for robust public audit that provides assurance about public spending and helps public services improve is more important than ever. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – transparent financial reporting and delivering value for money are key to this.

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a rewarding place to work, a supportive and open culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities. Benefits include 42 days of annual leave including public holidays, an attractive local government pension scheme with 19.4% employer contributions, personal development allowances and flexible working hours. We’ve also been named one of the top 40 workplaces in Scotland and the UK’s eighth best accountancy workplace in the 2022 Best Companies awards.

Overall purpose of the role

We’re searching for a talented Audit and Business Assistant with exceptional organisational and administrative skills to join our award-winning Business Support team, which is integral in supporting everything that Audit Scotland does. Audit and Business Assistants provide world-class business support to our client facing audit teams and internal corporate teams.  

How you can help us

You go out of your way to meet business needs as part of a Business Support team that provides a seamless shared service support for all of Audit Scotland.  You enjoy working with different teams and the variety this brings to your working day.

You are a business support professional who takes enormous pride in supporting and assisting teams to deliver on their objectives. You will also enjoy making a difference to the Business Support team’s continuous improvement. Organisation is one of your key strengths and you have experience in supporting individuals and teams. You are proactive and use your initiative to spot where you can add support to make a positive difference. You also have meticulous attention to detail and deliver the highest quality of work.  You are committed to your own personal learning and development and seek out areas where you can add value, not only to the team but to the wider organisation.

Specific knowledge and experience

You are an experienced business support professional (perhaps in a customer service focussed environment or project support role), and have the following knowledge and experience:

  • A good standard of education, perhaps some higher/further education qualifications or specific administration or customer care training/qualifications.

  • Experience of working in a business support shared service environment providing a range of administrative support to a team or teams.

  • Experience in supporting corporate forums or acting as team secretariat. Issuing papers, setting up meetings, taking minutes and maintaining action trackers

  • Experience of learning and using new systems to carry out work.

  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft office skills with proven ability to apply their use to your role.

  • Specific experience of formatting documents and applying style using MS Word.

  • Specific experience of using SharePoint, uploading documents, and maintaining files.

  • Experience of managing a varied workload and balancing priorities.

  • Experience of supporting projects and perhaps project management tools.

  • Experience of contributing to overall team improvement and working to streamline processes.

  • Experience of using your initiative to add value and identifying where improvements can be made.

  • Experience of establishing and maintaining relationships with colleagues at all levels of an organisation.

  • Excellent communication skills. You are proactive and keep colleagues informed and updated at every step.

  • You have experience of hybrid working and have adapted well to managing your own workload as part of a busy team that works from home and in the office when it’s required.

Diversity and Inclusion 

We value the unique perspective a diverse workforce brings to what we do. Therefore, we’re keen to increase representation in our workforce and support progression of minority ethnic groups. We are also a proud disability confident employer. 

How we work 

We employ around 340 staff in a wide variety of roles. They work flexibly at home and in the office as well as from audit sites across Scotland. This isn’t your typical work from home or work from office type job. We’re flexible about working patterns and we’ve transformed how we deliver high-quality public audit. We support you to work in the ways that achieve the best results for you, your team and the business, including your physical location and how you manage your hours. Put simply, we trust you to do your job, and want you to have the ability to have a rewarding work-life balance and best support your individual circumstances, be that childcare, adult carer responsibilities or managing disabilities.  

We welcome applications from across the UK. Some travel to our offices or client sites will be necessary at times, but you don’t need to live in Scotland to work for us. 



Application Information

Interested? Next steps 

Click the apply button to complete an application form. If you wish, you can also share your CV. We offer a range of benefits, please visit our careers page for more information. 

Our application deadline is Sunday 4 December at midnight.  We’ve reserved week commencing 12 December for interviews to take place.

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