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A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.
The Audit Service of the St Helena Government offers this opportunity for a CCAB qualified accountant with experience in delivering and managing audits within Central or Local Government to provide a program of training in auditing practices and standards. This is a unique opportunity as the Service prepares to audit for the first time the consolidated financial statements of St Helena Government and you will team-lead the audit.
Supported by the Audit Manager and reporting to the Chief Auditor, your primary function will be the training and development of staff to improve auditing standards and support Good Governance. You will develop a training programme for staff to International Standards on Auditing and International Public Sector Accounting Standards and review existing audit procedures and documentation. You will also help staff in studying for their CAT exams with weekly training.
As a CCAB qualified accountant with significant post qualifying experience, you will ideally have worked under the Audit Commission regime in the UK. You will have managed change, delivered efficiencies and improved Good Governance. Enthusiastic, self-motivated and results driven, you will be highly adaptable and capable of applying your technical knowledge and experience to unfamiliar operations and activities. Adaptable and flexible in response to changing circumstances, you should have proven people management, mentoring and training talents. You must be proficient in the execution of financial and value for money auditing and have excellent communication, numerical and analytical skills.
This two year contract will include a six month probationary period. We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa and which may include a contributory pension plus generous income tax-free allowances for relocation, rent and utilities.
An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 170 8705 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications by 27th July please. Interviews will be held in London.