Principal Auditor

Client: City of Lincoln Council

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: £37,589 - £40,844 + Pay award pending from April 2023

Closing date: Sunday, 15 October 2023 23:30

Principal Auditor

Relocation package available

The City of Lincoln Council is seeking an experienced Principal Auditor to join our small in-house Internal Audit team based in Lincoln city centre with hybrid working available. 

The ideal applicant will have relevant experience in working in Internal Audit, ideally within the public sector and hold an AAT or equivalent qualification. 

The position involves undertaking a range of audits throughout the Council including scoping, designing audit programmes, testing, reporting, and discussing the findings of the audit with auditees including senior management.  You will also be required to carry out audits which are often more complex or technical and provide support in work related to counter fraud, fraud investigation and whistleblowing.  Therefore, awareness and knowledge of internal audit methodologies and standards (PSIAS), good communication skills is required. Full training and support on our processes will be provided.

In addition to the technical aspects the role involves managing the day-to-day work of the Senior Auditor and others including support, performance management, review and quality control.  It also involves deputising for the Audit Manager when required and supporting the Audit Manager to prepare the audit plan, resource plan and performance reports for the Audit Committee.  

The Council has a flexible working policy which includes flexitime and hybrid working. The expectation is that staff work in line with management requirements to ensure the effective delivery of the service. 

We also offer:

• Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme

• Generous annual leave entitlement and the option to purchase more

• Local government pension scheme

• Employee benefits online discount scheme - Sodexo

• Health and Wellbeing support

• Tax free bike scheme

The post is advertised as full time 37 hours a week but part time applications are welcomed. 

Closing date: 15th October 2023

To apply for this role, please download a copy of the application form below and send to 

CV’s will NOT be accepted for this role

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partners at CIPFA Penna Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794, or via email at