Head of Assurance
London - 70,000 - 80,000 per annum + attractive benefits

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 17 May 2017

oneSource provides shared back office support services for local government and other public services, enabling organisations to make significant savings in back office costs by cutting management costs, reducing duplication and making efficiency gains by re-engineering processes. Its vision is to be the “one source of innovative support and affordable quality to public services”.  

oneSource was originally developed for the London Boroughs of Havering and Newham, who estimate they will save over £14million by 2018-19 through sharing 22 different services and 1,350 staff. Thanks to the initial success of this, the London Borough of Bexley joined oneSource as part of the Finance Shared Service in April 2016.

They are currently seeking a Head Assurance to strategically direct, lead and innovate a diverse team covering Internal Audit, Fraud, Risk Management and Insurance across the 3 councils and any future partners. The role will need to ensure the team is offering a proactive service focused on providing assurance and making recommendations to add strategic value. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that internal governance, risk management and financial control are maintained across the councils;
  • Leading the development and delivery of each partner’s Internal Audit Strategy, Terms of Reference and Charter as each partner’s Audit Executive;
  • Continually reviewing and improving oneSource audit and fraud polices and strategies for approval by each partner’s Audit Board/Committee;
  • Developing and managing the organisations’ insurance and risk management functions;
  • Being the custodian of each partner’s strategic and corporate risk register, ensuring appropriate actions are taken across each partner organisation.

The successful candidate must be a professionally qualified accountant or a Chartered Internal Auditor with the ability to interact with and influence senior management and members. Experience of leading Internal Audit teams within a complex organisation is essential as is exposure to Local Government or the wider public sector. An understanding of Fraud, Risk Management and Insurance are all highly desirable.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635.  To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (A maximum of 2 pages) to onesource@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 5th June.

To see the job description and for further information on oneSource please refer to http://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/onesource

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