Principal Internal Auditor
L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK's most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.
As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our GBP 250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.
In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.
Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Internal Auditor to join L&Q as we expand our senior team within Internal Audit. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Principal Auditor will lead on risk-based audits covering all areas of operations including; construction, maintenance, resident and central services. You will be required to support the management of the team, a team consisting of senior auditors, auditors and apprentices, and also work closely with our trusted advisors from across the business and externally, to support the delivery of the far-reaching annual audit plan. You will have highly developed influencing skills as you will interact with the Executive Group and senior managers to ensure that audit assignments are timely, relevant and authentic. If you are composed, confident, and self-motivated and are a first-class communicator, this role could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for.
To be successful you will need to have the following:
- Qualified CCAB or IIA;
- Demonstrable experience of leading audit assignments gained within a customer focused/vibrant private or public organisation.
- Highly developed analytical skills and ability.
- Excellent presentation and influencing skills, ability to produce quality materials and deliver at the highest level.
- Able to demonstrate commercial and financial acumen.
- Demonstrable experience of counter fraud, bribery and corruption and participation or leading investigations would be helpful.
*Although the role will be primarily based at our Sidcup office, there will also be a requirement to work at other offices ad hoc and there will be flexibility for home working.