Internal Audit

I like the variety of the work in Internal Audit.  One day you could be learning about aspects of Adult Social Care and the next you are reviewing financial processes to provide assurance on the robustness of controls in place.

Principal Auditor, Orbis Internal Audit

Are you articulate, inquisitive and an influencer?

If you have a keen eye for detail, well-developed problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people on a daily basis, then a position in internal audit may be for you.

What is internal audit?

Orbis Internal Audit is a collaboration of East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Surrey County Council Internal Audit teams. The service was formed to deliver greater value for our residents and customers through the sharing of people, resources and technology.

We work in six teams:

  • three sovereign-based teams - East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and Surrey County Council
  • general partnership team
  • counter-fraud work
  • IT audits.

We take professional development incredibly seriously. We have a strong history of developing auditors from outside of the profession, offering support through buddying, mentoring and coaching, on-the-job training and access to all types of professional and personal development opportunities. Our service was shortlisted in the Best Innovation in Training & Development category at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Audit and Risk Awards.

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Examples of our work

  • Providing independent and objective assurance to our clients on matters relating to governance, risk management and control
  • Evaluating processes from end-to-end, providing assurance that controls are robust and operating as expected to mitigate risk
  • Providing support for high-profile programmes and projects
  • Proactive and reactive fraud investigation, and identifying potential areas of fraud
  • Maximising opportunities for auditors and investigators to work in other authorities, including Brighton, East Sussex and Surrey and our clients Horsham District Council, South Downs National Park, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Elmbridge Borough Council
  • During the pandemic response, we completely revised our induction process to support new starters.

I enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. We regularly move from client to client and from office to office applying our skills and knowledge to a new set of circumstances, continuously building our experience and expertise without being bored of doing the same thing.

Senior Auditor, Orbis Internal Audit

What staff say about working in Business Services

Veronique Round
"Being in Finance has really been helpful and rewarding for me. My job is to help colleagues internally access grants. Getting an email in the morning saying, ‘I just wanted to let you know we got the £500 from the Lottery to do this project’ really makes my day." Veronique, External Funding Manager
Nev Round
"You feel like you’re doing something, not just for the people you’re fixing the computer for, but for the service they’re providing for people in the county." Nev, Service Hub User Experience Manager
Liam Round
"I used to be a branch manager for Nationwide Building Society, a bit different from what I do now, but I wanted something with a bit more career progression. Internal audit is a really interesting job and at East Sussex there are loads of development opportunities." Liam, Senior Auditor
Elaine Round
"We carry out a wide variety of work, some behind the scenes, and some that’s very visible to the staff. Working with the public and helping people is one of the main aims of my role. What I love is the variety. No two days are the same." Elaine, Business Support Officer
Jodie Round
"Within Internal Audit and Business Services my experience has been really positive. It’s a really forward-thinking area to work in, there’s lots of opportunities for development." Jodie, Principal Auditor
Christina Round
"I love the fact the role is very varied and challenging, knowing that the work that I and my colleagues do goes a way to benefit and support the residents of East Sussex and beyond is just truly an amazing feeling." Christina, Procurement Specialist
Triona Round
"What I really love about working in my area is definitely the people. One day is never ever the same. It’s an incredibly varied role. I really enjoy talking with stakeholders and the managers and the rest of the organisation." Triona, HR Manager

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