Finance Department: Internal Auditor

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The Internal Audit Section plays an important role in the monitoring of the finances of UNISON’s network of branches and regional lay functions.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£46,401 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
23 August 2019
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an Internal Auditor within our Finance Department. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and dynamic team member to manage and report on National, Regional and branch finances and operations. The post holder will be involved in developing and improving the quality of financial and management records and controls, as well as matters of governance and risk management.

The role combines a great deal of autonomy, interesting and varied work and opportunities to make valued contributions in shaping and improving the union’s operations and processes.

Responsibilities and duties will include all aspects of internal auditing in a large multi-cost centre environment requiring robust planning, reporting and support across the organisation, whilst working alongside other colleagues within the finance function, senior managers and lay structures.

The internal audit team works towards improving financial controls and procedures already in place aimed at ensuring compliance with internal and external rules and regulations. As a team member, the post holder will provide first class auditing and accounting support and advisory service, primarily to branch officers to ensure the integrity of financial records and returns.

The post holder will be required to maintain comprehensive working papers and files on all routine and special audits; prepare comprehensive reports with recommendations for senior managers or lay committee on matters of non compliance, fraud or other financial irregularity using audit evidence.

You will preferably be qualified or in the final stages, working towards completion of a recognised CCAB qualification with proven technical and practical knowledge of internal and external auditing principles and practices.  As the role will be demanding, it calls for an individual who has strong proven analytical skills and reporting attributes with an eye for detail; excellent knowledge and understanding of systems to be able to produce and present relevant information to both financial and non-financial stakeholders and the ability to communicate effectively and at all levels.

The post holder will be highly organised and able to work unsupervised to meet the diverse demands and objectives of the audit and finance section to strict deadlines.

The role will involve extensive travelling to branches and regional offices across the UK with regular overnight stays, to conduct audits and to provide training to lay and regional officers. As a result, the post may qualify for an additional taxable subsistence allowance currently of £2,791 per annum, as part of the remuneration package to be agreed and confirmed following 3 months of service.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the General application form (under “Resources”).

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please send 3 copies of the completed application form along with a copy of the recruitment and disability form to Sue Stephenson, Finance Department, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road London NW1 2AY or email by no later than 5pm on Friday 23 August 2019 quoting ref: ORD/12.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview to be held on 6 September 2019 at the Head Office.  Unfortunately, UNISON cannot acknowledge all applications and candidates will be contacted only if shortlisted for interview.



UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.