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Senior Delivery Audit Manager

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Audit Managers

We are looking for enthusiastic audit professional (CCAB/IIA qualified) to join our successful team working across Lancashire & South Cumbria and Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas. The successful candidate will be based in either our Manchester M6 5FW or Darwen BB3 OFG offices.

As a Senior Audit Manager (Band 8A) you will be earning up to �57,349 leading the delivery of internal audit and adding value to NHS and Public Sector organisations, all within a flexible working environment.

For an informal chat and to find out more contact:

Main duties of the job

Job purpose:
  • To take responsibility for the operational elements of client management of a broad and challenging portfolio of audit plans including the personal conduct of highly complex assignments.
  • To conclude upon the quality of all audit opinions produced for allocated clients, draft the Head of Internal Audit Opinion and assist in the drafting of the Annual Governance Statement as required.
  • To direct and supervise staff to deliver the allocated audit plans on time, to budget and to quality standards.
  • To report to the Audit Committee on a regular basis.
  • To respond to a broad range of sensitive and complex queries from clients and staff.

  • About us

    Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

    The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

    It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

    To hear more about our achievements click here

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    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Scope of job/key elements:
    • Communication and the establishment of personal credibility at Board level with the clients are central to the job. This is built upon the provision and receipt of highly complex, highly contentious and highly sensitive information of a confidential nature. This will require developed negotiation, tact and persuasion skills as well as a deep appreciation and understanding of complex client risks, NHS systems and existing guidance. Discussions with senior and non-finance staff forms a substantial element of the job often concerning contentious and complicated financial, control and governance issues at a corporate level. Communication will involve negotiating with external agencies. The job involves significant involvement in persuading and negotiating the reasoning behind recommendations with senior staff, up to and including Board level, across a range of disciplines in order to arrive at an agreed position. Communication of audit findings and advice will be personally and principally delivered through attendance at Audit Committee and other high level presentations, often to large groups of staff.
    • Work is managed rather than supervised, with the jobholder working within set procedures and broad guidelines as defined by the Quality System and corporate policies but having substantial freedom to act with autonomy and to interpret policies, standards and legislation.
    • The nature of the work necessitates a thorough and concentrated focus on processes to deliver consistent and robust opinions whilst balancing competing priorities. The work pattern is often unpredictable but there is routinely a need to actively participate and lead Board level discussions and workshops requiring high levels of sustained concentration. Meeting competing deadlines is a routine element of the job.
    • There is significant representation across a range of NHS and other bodies on standing senior committees and working parties. Personally responsible for initiating, developing and implementing policy changes and service developments e.g. risk management, clinical governance, and integrated governance.
    • There is very extensive scope for decision making in respect of planning and organizing the personal and team work schedule, managing priorities, forming judgments on the adequacy and effectiveness of systems, and producing recommendations to deliver improvements. These decisions will be based upon detailed analysis and evaluation of complex systems issues and options across a range of systems conducted by the postholder and members of the team. Such analysis will incorporate an assessment of potentially conflicting and multi-layered information e.g. option appraisals, serious disciplinary cases.
    • There will be routine management of staff in the team encompassing work scheduling, coaching, individual and team training, and assignment review. This will include coordination of resources across competing priorities in order to achieve agreed objectives. The management role will also incorporate responsibility for initial stages of disciplinary and grievance conduct of appraisals and objective setting for allocated staff conducting recruitment reviewing work performance and progress tackling poor performance and determining work priorities.
    • The Agency operates in a unique competitive trading environment requiring a professional customer-focus at all times and a range of commercial skills of the postholder. This trading environment creates a business model that requires income to be secured in open competition against multinational consulting and accountancy firms. Income needs to be secured on a regional and national basis to maintain operational and strategic viability.
    • There is the requirement to have responsibility across the function for aspects of the design and adaptation of information systems to deliver the performance and financial targets of the Agency. Also, this responsibility extends to other NHS bodies through audit related consultancy and opinions.
    • A substantial element of the job involves utilizing a number of office based and client computer systems to evaluate systems and produce the audit outputs. Those outputs, usually reports, are generated from input and manipulation of financial and other data in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications.

    For further information please read the JD/PS in detail

    Person Specification



    • Must have experience of working in audit and demonstrable understanding of audit role and techniques.
    • Must have experience of managing and supervising staff.


    • Experience of working in NHS or other public sector organization resulting in a good understanding of systems and processes is desirable for the post. Alternative experience in an equivalent organization may be acceptable.



    • To demonstrate a full understanding of NHS structure, policy, functions, and systems together with the aptitude to build on that knowledge.
    • Must understand corporate governance, risk management and assurance principles and practice.
    • To demonstrate a full understanding of audit and financial principles and practice together with the aptitude to build on that knowledge.



    • Professional accountancy qualification (CCAB) qualified plus significant demonstrable PQE plus self-certified CPD plus experience of operating at Board level/equivalent/, presenting to Audit Committee and influencing Executive and NonExecutive Directors. OR
    • MIIA plus significant demonstrable PQE plus self-certified CPD for a significant period plus experience of operating at Board level, presenting to Audit Committee and influencing Executive and Non-Executive Directors plus experience knowledge and skills/equivalent

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



    Suite 2, 5th Floor Business Centre St James's House Pendleton Way


    M6 5FW

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