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Principal Auditor

Places for People
Heeley, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Full Time
At Places for People, we hire People, not numbers! So, if you like the sound of one of our jobs, please apply - you could be just who we're looking for! Of course, experience and track record are important, but we're more interested in hiring someone that embodies our People Promises. That's someone that does the right thing, is enthusiastic and motivated to grow, believes in Community spirit, is respectful and enjoys their work. As the UK's leading Social Enterprise, we don't discriminate based on any protected attribute. In fact, we're dedicated to creating inclusive and thriving Communities for both our Customers and Employees.

So, what are you waiting for? Join a community that cares about you!

More about your role

In this role, a diverse skill set, experience, and knowledge are key to success. Qualifications such as IIA or CCAB are critical, along with excellent communication and report writing skills. Experience of working with data analytics would be an advantage, particularly good experience using Excel. Your ability to apply professional auditing skills independently in a complex business environment is vital, as are your interpersonal skills for effective communication and relationship-building. You must be able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, as well as having good business acumen; with an ability to understand our culture and customer service principles. With over four years of experience in internal audit or assurance, you should be skilled in sharing your findings with senior colleagues, perhaps even at Audit Committee level. You will be bringing valuable thought leadership and expertise to the table.

This role will require a mix of remote home working and on-site presence, in any of our Places for People offices. Given that many team members are based in Preston and audits may require you to visit any of our sites across the UK, regular travel should be anticipated.

More About you

In your role, a diverse set of skills, experience, and knowledge are essential for success. You should hold qualifications such as IIA or CCAB with at least 4 years of working in an internal audit environment in a complex organisation. You will have gained your experience in an internal audit role which has considered a variety of business risks - operational, financial and regulatory. This may have come from working in an in-house team in a complex business or in a professional services firm. Experience of working in the housing, real estate or financial services industries is particularly welcome. Practiced use of data analytics would be desirable but not essential, however familiarity with basic data analysis concepts using Excel is a pre-requisite. Your ability to apply professional auditing skills independently within a complex and dispersed national business environment is crucial - working to tight deadlines and budgets. Furthermore, your report writing and interpersonal skills enable effective communication and relationship-building at all levels, complemented by persuasive oral and written communication abilities. Your proficiency in developing and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues underscores your collaborative approach, while empathy and discretion guide you in handling sensitive issues. Expertise in auditing principles, along with a deep understanding of business culture and customer service further enhance your capabilities. Qualified, with over four years of experience in internal audit or assurance environments, you bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the table.


We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you all the challenge you could wish for.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package with each role, yours will include:

Competitive salary, with a salary review yearly

Pension with matched contributions up to 7%

Excellent holiday package - 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) with the option to buy or sell leave

Cashback plan for healthcare costs - up to £500 saving per year

A bonus scheme up to at 2%

Training and development

Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then click apply. You will be redirected to our careers site where you can discover more about the role, read a full job description and apply directly to us.

If you are a Places for People customer and you're looking for support with your application, please contact our skills and employment team on (url removed).

If you are a recruitment agency please note we operate a PSL and do not take cold calls

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