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Internal Audit Assistant Manager

Milton Keynes, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chelmsford or Leicester
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

Job Details

As one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and consulting firms, RSM delivers big ideas and premium service to help middle-market businesses thrive. We are a fast-growing firm with big ambitions – we have a clear goal to become the premium adviser to the middle market, globally. This vision touches everything we do, motivating and inspiring us to become better every day. If you are looking for a firm where you can build a future and make an impact, then RSM is the place for you.

Overall Job Purpose

Assist in managing the Internal Audit team and clients to ensure professional, timely and added value delivery of complex technical Internal Audits at clients’ sites in accordance with the IIA and Firm’s Internal Audit Standards.


  • Assisting in the management of a range of clients, including building relationships with senior client contacts. This responsibility includes strategic and operational audit planning and delivery, WIP control, supervision and oversight of the team.
  • Assist in preparing Risk Based Internal Audit Strategy for a selection of clients.
  • Manage, perform and control more complex internal audit assignments.
  • Produces high quality written reports on work undertaken by themselves and effectively supervises to ensure that team members produce reports of a similar standard.
  • Represent the Firm in audit matters as required, including attendance at client meetings, Audit Committees and tender presentations.
  • Project manages to achieve quality, effectiveness and efficiency when undertaking activities to an agreed timescale and budget.
  • Carry out the Quality Assurance review of working papers and draft reports to ensure compliance with the Internal Audit Manual.
  • Prepare progress and annual reports for Audit Committees.
  • Lead and supervise more junior team members on individual assignments including technical audit guidance and providing training as required.
  • Delivers honest and constructive feedback to colleagues on a timely basis which feeds into appraisals as required.
  • Build relationships with clients and identify potential additional work opportunities at existing clients.
  • Provide assistance with any other duties as required by the Management Team.
  • Maintains high professional standards of conduct and practice.
  • Applies knowledge of the firm, industry, markets and core client base, highlighting potential business opportunities to line manager.
  • Undertakes ad hoc research projects.
  • Ensure client data is handled securely in accordance with the Firm’s and client’s data protection procedures.


  • Professionally qualified – eg IIA/ACCA/CCAB, or other specialist
  • Proven Internal Audit experience.
  • Driving licence (clean) and access to a car.
  • Confident and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Developing presentation skills.
  • Builds a small network of contacts internally and externally.
  • Service orientated: competent at identifying a range of client needs.
  • Able to organise and manage time efficiently and effectively whilst being flexible.
  • Effective use of IT including excel, word, powerpoint and outlook.
  • Ability to solve problems and develop workable solutions.
  • Works effectively as a team member to achieve overall discipline objectives.
  • Understands need for continuous learning and considers development of specialist areas of knowledge.
  • Ability to lead change with confidence.
  • Able to train, coach and develop team members and provide support to other colleagues as required.
  • Building commercial awareness.
  • The post holder will be expected to travel to the client’s sites in their own time, limited where possible to one and a half hours each way.
  • Good technical knowledge on both the internal audit process and relevant sector.

Diversity and Inclusion at RSM

At RSM, we want to create a strong sense of belonging so that people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures feel they can bring their true self to work. Our clients come from all walks of life. We aim to achieve that same diversity of background, experience and perspective in our own teams, so that we can genuinely understand our client’s needs. Diverse teams bring a broader range of ideas and insights to work. That’s why we’re working together to ensure our firm’s principles and processes support a firm culture that embraces difference and strengthens inclusion.

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.


Please note: This role may close earlier than the date specified. If you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


RSM, the adviser of choice to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally, is now the 6th largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. 

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally.

With around 3,500 partners and staff in the UK and access to more than 38,000 people in over 120 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.

As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric, collaborative approach that’s based on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. This is how we empower you to move forward with confidence and realise your full potential. This is the power of being understood.

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