Senior Auditor

Location
North East, North West, South East, South West, Wales / flexible
Salary
£39,195 - £53,324 + benefits
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
14 Feb 2022
Ref
179383
Contract Type
Permanent

Salary: London: £43,160 - £53,324, National: £39,195 - £45,386

Are you an experienced senior internal auditor with sound experience of risk-based assurance looking for the next step in your career? Are you looking to add to your portfolio cross-government experience? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for the next step in your career!

The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) provides an invaluable Internal audit service, delivering a large programme of annual risk based assurance reviews across a wide range of government departments, including 13 main departments and most of their related arm’s length bodies. Supporting our customers to meet their objectives, roles at this level present a fascinating and stimulating insight into the political and public spotlight.

We are looking to recruit Senior Auditors from a variety of backgrounds which will improve GIAA’s experience and skills base as the vacancies we have cover a diverse mix of roles across various locations and government departments.

Our Senior Auditors are responsible for the delivery of audit/assurance/compliance activity across a varied and exciting range of customers and topics, either working individually or leading a small team of auditors. You will be allocated a portfolio of work around a core cluster of customers, while also having the opportunity to broaden your experience by working on new topics or with new customers. With access to high profile work, you will work alongside key decision makers, audit specialists and private sector contractors within the Agency, challenging and developing your skills as well as ensuring we meet our customers’ expectations.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting wider GIAA delivery by working constructively and flexibly with your colleagues to deliver appropriate objectives;
  • Coordinating your own time and resource effectively, proactively identifying, foreseeing and taking ownership of any issues affecting your delivery; providing solutions and options in good time;
  • Providing clear and accurate reports that meet the requirements of our customers, and carry out activities to ensure agreed managements actions are completed;
  • Holding accountability for delivering a wide portfolio of audits, working on several assignments at once, aligning with GIAA methodology and using our IT audit software systems.

Our ideal candidate will have a proven experience of risk-based assurance at a high level and preferably (but not essential) experience of delivering or providing assurance to projects and programmes. Collaborative working is pivotal to you and you enjoy liaising with a wide variety of partners, communicating and challenging confidently, utilising active listening skills, accepting opinions and encouraging ideas, whilst remaining assertive in key decision making. You’re adaptable and flexible with the ability to balance priorities and deadlines, adjusting to the requirements and strategic direction of the business. You have proven ability of enthusiastically managing a team through change and understand how to motivate your team to embrace and champion transformation. You are looking for a role that will offer you variety, one that will challenge you and encourage you to develop yourself and others.

You will also need to demonstrate full current membership of a recognised professional accountancy or audit body:

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK & Ireland must hold the chartered auditor/CMIIA designation or the MIIA designation where you are qualified under the previous exam route and did not apply to make this chartered. If you have passed all of the CMIIA/MIIA exams but do not hold the designation, you are not eligible to apply.

Other Institutes of Internal Auditors that are part of IIA Global. If you studied with the Institute of Internal Auditors in another country, you must hold the equivalent of the MIIA designation. You should verify this with the IIA UK & Ireland prior to submitting your application. No other level of internal audit qualifications will meet the requirements of this post.

Or

Accountancy, fully qualified, current member of one of five CCAB bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland or CIMA).

It’s an exciting time to join GIAA where you will contribute to the expansion of our services, and once established, have access to a variety of opportunities to develop your skills as we grow, all with the aim of supporting the Agency’s core aim of ‘better insights, better outcomes’.

GIAA values the skills and experience of all its people and encourages development at all levels, offering clear career frameworks and learning passports so that you are fully supported in maintaining and building your professional career through technical training, coaching and development opportunities.

Finally, we aim to be a great place to work, where people can be themselves. We have an ambitious diversity & inclusion action plan being progressed by our dedicated diversity & inclusion champion, 8 people networks, mental health first aiders and a 360 group comprising members who represent all parts of the Agency. Alongside this we offer hybrid and flexible working patterns (including part-time and compressed hours), along with an ‘internal audit’ bootcamp training programme for those who may be returning to internal audit after a break, or for those with the right qualification but requiring a little upskilling.

So, whatever your background, if you have the skills and experience relevant to this role, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits

  • Competitive salaries and in-year rewards
  • Flexible working
  • Civil Service Pension
  • Discount on big brands
  • Volunteering days
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Free eyesight tests
  • Family-friendly HR policies
  • 25 days’ annual leave increasing by one day per year of service to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Geographically based Agency

Complaints procedure

If you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in the selection process, please tell us about this in your online application form, or speak to the recruitment team.

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 14th February 2022.

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