Audit Director

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Reference:0393 - AD 

Salary:£73,110 - £82,305 

Working pattern:Permanent, Full-Time (flexible working may be considered) 

Location:Across Scotland (Edinburgh / Glasgow / Inverness) 

Closing date:11 May 2020 at midnight 

Audit Director


Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness


Up to £82,000 including relocation support, defined benefit pension, life assurance, flexible benefits and world-class digital technology support


(Your recruitment experience will be by video conference in recognition of the current arrangements due to COVID-19)


This senior leadership role is to help ensure over £40 billion of public money in Scotland is spent properly and provides value for money. As Scotland’s national auditor, the role offers a unique insight across financial and performance audit.


The last few years have seen unprecedented change in Scotland, the UK and internationally; a new relationship with the EU, new powers devolved to Scotland, and continuing pressures on public services. Public audit has never been more important as public sector organisations rapidly change their operating models and priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


New and increasing responsibilities mean we need to make sure we have the leadership capacity to ensure exceptional service. Joining us as an Audit Director, you will engage at the highest levels across the Scottish Government, the Parliament, NHS & local government. You will certify the audit reports of a range of public sector organisations and lead a team of skilled auditors.


We work together with the other UK audit agencies and private firms of auditors to deliver the very best in our work. Our people are experts in their fields, respected by senior leaders and policy makers.


Working at Audit Scotland


Working for Scotland’s public spending watchdog is challenging, but it’s equally rewarding. We are offering a competitive package that we will be happy to discuss with you, and we invest in talent and career development.


Our aim is to be a world-class audit organisation that improves the use of public money. We value simplicity, autonomy, integrity and innovation, and we’re a Sunday Times Best Companies 2020 not-for-profit employer.


Your post will be based in one of our well-located offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.  At present, our entire workforce of around 300 professionals is able to work remotely from home using our resilient and high quality remote digital platform. Our Edinburgh office is within 15 minutes walking distance from both Waverley and Haymarket stations, and our Glasgow office is two minutes from Queen Street station. Our Inverness office is located in Beech Wood Business Park.


More about you


You understand how the public sector works (although you don’t need to be working within the public sector), you’re an expert in financial audit and you are CCAB qualified, or equivalent. You’re either already operating at leadership level or you’re ready for the next career step. You know how to inspire, motivate and truly make a difference in all you do with clients, stakeholders and your teams. You’ll think strategically and creatively, have strong project and time management skills with the ability to analyse complex problems and deliver practical, realistic and workable solutions. You may also have experience of performance audit and as an excellent communicator you are able to present balanced findings with convincing and persuasive recommendations.


If you want to know more about the role profile, the package and our work then visit our website, which includes a dedicated careers’ section, at http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/careers.

Application Information

Should you have any questions about the role not already covered in the information we have provided, we can arrange a confidential telephone call. Email your contact details to Susan Burgess, Assistant Human Resources Manager at sburgess@audit-scotland.gov.uk or call on 0131 625 1645, and we will arrange a convenient time.  We’re happy to discuss our approach to virtual working with this recruitment campaign, our onboarding arrangements during this period, our business planning and operational resilience.

Interested? Next steps …

Click the apply button to register, upload your CV and complete the additional information section with a brief personal statement about how you can help us and our clients/stakeholders.

Closing date is Monday 11 May, with time set aside for interviews via video conference during week commencing 1 June 2020.

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