Senior Auditor (DHSC)

Blackpool, Leeds, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sheffield
£39,195 - £53,324 + benefits
25 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
Contract Type

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

Are you looking for an exciting new career opportunity, where you will join a fast paced and growing organisation, using your expertise and knowledge to influence and shape an Agency? If so we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking to hire Senior Auditors in the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA). GIAA are an executive agency of Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT), established in April 2015 to improve the quality of internal audit provided to central government.

You will be joining the team that provides the Internal Audit Service to our Health and Social Care customers, some of which include the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the UK Health Security Agency. As a Senior Auditor in GIAA, you will be responsible for the delivery of audit and assurance activity across a varied and interesting range of customers and topics, either working individually or leading a small team of auditors. The variety and contribution of these roles is unparalleled across government.


Senior Auditors are the key day to day contacts for our clients so this role would suit someone with an ability to build good relationships with a variety of stakeholders whilst delivering efficient and robust audit work to ensure the success of the Agency’s relationship with clients. Being highly organised, and an ambassador for the Agency will also be key.

As well as being accountable for delivery of a portfolio of audits, working on more than one assignment at once, key accountabilities will include:

  • Being an effective team member, supporting wider GIAA delivery by working constructively and flexibly with colleagues to deliver appropriate objectives; 
  • Providing and delivering clear and accurate reports that meet the requirements of the customers and carry out activities to ensure that agreed management actions are completed;
  • Scoping audit assignments, including drafting terms of reference, testing strategies, fieldwork plans, reporting timetables and focus work on identified risks; single audit methodology and audit management software.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you need to demonstrate full current membership of a recognised professional accountancy / audit body below:

  • 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.


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

GIAA value all their employees and will offer you support in maintaining and building your professional career through technical training, coaching and development opportunities.

Our passion for diversity and equality means creating a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful, engaging, and enriched with opportunities for personal and professional development. 


  • 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. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.

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