Commercial Auditor

Commercial Auditor

Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.   

As a result of a promotion we are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Auditor to ideally work from one of our North West or Midlands locations or alternatively HQ in Stoke on Trent.  The role will require national travel with regular nights away from home. 


  • Salary range competitive
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Discounted Healthcare Scheme
  • Pension
  • 24 Days Hols & BH

Summary: Commercial Auditor

Undertake the commercial audit across operational offices to validate existence and accuracy of work in progress and historically reported valuations. Audit subcontractor procurement.

Report audit findings to the local management, Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team recommending remedial actions as appropriate.

Provide feedback and coaching to quantity surveyors to improve consistency and accuracy.

Main Responsibilities – Commercial Auditor

  • Create an annual audit plan that ensures every office’s valuations are audited a minimum of once per year.
  • Undertake Commercial Audits in accordance with the agreed programme to ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to and commercial risks to the business is minimised.
  • Audits to incorporate checks on subcontractor engagement, work in progress validation, correct coding of costs, revenue maximisation.
  • Provide commercial teams with guidance and support in re-establishing correct procedures and revisit offices within three months where a routine audit identifies notable concerns.
  • Undertake targeted investigations / audit of contracts indicating abnormal results as instructed by the Board and promptly reporting findings.
  • Support the commercial and contractual risk management procedures and contribute to their development.
  • Provide guidance on the preparation and submission of monthly valuations and deliver training to managers and surveyors to ensure commercial procedures are followed as required.
  • Monitor and provide guidance on contract procurement activity including assessment of the financial impact of different procurement options.

Skills and Experience – Commercial Auditor

  • Must have knowledge and previous experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Audit experience desirable but not essentail
  • Commercially astute
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Flexibility with regards to travel - remote working within a multi-sited, national role
  • A desire to reach informed conclusions through substantive work
  • Outstanding communications skills both written and verbal

Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.

Strictly no agencies and we would ask that agencies refrain from making contact with any of our colleagues and that no CVs are submitted to staff across the business. Any CVs sent will be at your own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’, we will reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your company’s Terms and Conditions of Contract.