Principal Auditor

Full-time Position

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Internal Audit team at Ipswich Borough Council.  We are seeking to appoint an experienced Principal Auditor to join our forward thinking and professional Internal Audit Service.

Job Description

Your role will be to assist the Internal Audit team in delivering high quality Internal Audit Services and good governance across the Internal Audit Services Partnership.  The postholder may be required to provide audit work to East Suffolk Council as part of the Audit Partnership between Ipswich Borough Council and East Suffolk Council.

Day to Day

Your responsibilities will include undertaking complex, specialist, and high-risk audits, providing consultancy advice and guidance upon risk and good governance.  You will supervise the audit team, mentoring, supporting, developing, and training members of the team.  You will also be required to deputies for the Audit Management team and represent Audit Management at Committees as appropriate.

About You

You will be IIA/CCAB qualified equivalent, with proven experience in delivering internal audit services at a senior level.  You will ideally have supervisory experience, the ability to communicate complex issues to non-experts and be able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday and DBS clearance is required for this role.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

What to find out more?

For more information about this role please contact Lauren Ashdown on 01473 433902 or via email 

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be psychometric testing followed by interview.  Interviews will be held on 9th May 2023.

The assessment interview process will be carried out virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Grafton House, Ipswich


£38,296 – £40,478

Application closing date

30 April 2023

Job type

Full-time – 37 hours

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000