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Appointment of Internal Auditor


Expressions of interest are sought for the post of internal auditor for Sleaford Town Council. Companies or individuals who feel they can provide this service are welcome to apply.

All Expressions of interest must be received in writing by 26th February 2021 addressed to The Clerk to Sleaford Town Council, The Town Hall, Quayside House, Navigation Yard, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7TW.


Applicants must be familiar with the guidance on Internal Audit as prescribed in section 4 of the practitioners guide for "Governance & Accountability for Local Authorities".

Roles and Responsibilities

The Council's internal controls are governed by their Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.

The Responsible Financial Officer is appointed by Council to determine the form and content of the accounts and supporting records subject to directions from the Council and in compliance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. They are also responsible for ensuring that the Council maintains proper accounting records, together with an appropriate system of internal control. At the end of the Financial year, the Responsible Financial Officer will prepare the annual accounts and the completion of the Annual Return for External Audit.

All payments are reported to Council monthly, with the Council's financial performance be reported quarterly.

Audit Planning and Reporting Requirements

The Internal Auditor will be required to attend the Council's offices quarterly and submit a written report for Council's consideration as to the adequacy of the systems of internal control and risk management.

Assurances around independence and competence

To remain objective, Applicants must not be related to a Councillor or Employee of the Council.

A degree of experience in a similar post would be desirable supported by references.

The applicant must undertake to confirm to the Council in writing awareness of any threats to his/her independence or if these circumstances change.

Scope of Audit

Sleaford Town Council operates the following services;


Car Park



Play Areas

Town Hall Room Hire

In addition to this financial and risk management documentation will require audit, the Council also requires you to Complete and sign section 4 of the Annual Return.

Audit Timetable

The internal audit will operate in accordance with the timetable agreed with the Council.

Access to Information, Members and Officers

You will work with the Responsible Financial Officer in the first instance and have full access to all Council books and records, staff and councillors as you consider necessary.

Period of Engagement

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years.


Travel expenses will be paid in accordance with national guidance.

Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 13:34 by Administrator

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