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Audit Manager

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Stratford, Telford, Worthing
£54,439 - £67,713 + benefits
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

Salary: National (£54,439-£60,183) London (£61,253-£67,713). Depending on experience, there may be an opportunity to start on a higher salary. A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.

Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Location: Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Stratford, Telford, Worthing


Are you a qualified Internal Auditor or Accountant?

Have you got experience of delivering internal audit reviews?

Would you thrive in an award-winning team who will share their knowledge and promote your development?

If you are ready for a change and have an appetite for the breadth of work this role offers, we can help you build an outstanding career. Our provision of assurance to HMRC senior management will provide you with work that is meaningful and exciting. This is an opportunity that will no doubt stand out on any CV.

You will be supported by a team of outstandingly experienced and respected colleagues who will share their knowledge and promote your development. We will also value and learn from the experience you can bring to this organisation. We know flexibility and work-life balance is important, so we offer flexitime to our people, along with the choice of working from home up to two days per week. For further information, there will be an opportunity to attend a presentation on the role and a chance to ask questions. This will take place at 15.00 on 1st May 2024 via Teams, so visit HMRC Auditor Recruitment to book your place. You will also find further information on our web page.

HMRC is committed to becoming a ‘data driven organisation’ and undergoing the biggest digital transformation in government with some of the biggest and most exciting digital projects in Europe. Internal Audit is integral to HMRC's operation, recently winning the Institute of Internal Auditors award for added value to an organisation. It works with every area of the Department providing assurance on governance, risk management and controls. As well as undertaking risk-based and compliance type audit work, we are actively brought in early to help the business design controls into new products and processes.

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Job description

The Audit Manager is a key role that supports the Director of Internal Audit and Internal Audit Senior Leadership Team in providing HMRC/VOA Chief Executives with advice and assurance on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of their respective frameworks of governance and risk.

The role can be directed in two primary ways and must be flexible in working across each area:

  • Leadership of a team of Senior Auditors and Trainee Auditors (manager); and/or
  • Delivery of highly complex audits that necessitate more senior focus and more senior stakeholder management usually working across organisational boundaries (technical).

Dependent on the allocation of primary role type, the role holder will be responsible for one or more of the following:

  • Delivery of effective customer relationships with senior audit sponsors up to and including Directors General across the organisation and influencing collaborative working across organisational boundaries.
  • Development and delivery of effective customer relationships with senior managers within an allocated Portfolio via structured Customer Account Management.
  • Leading, developing and motivating audit team members to deliver an allocated plan of work and high- quality service to professional standards.
  • Personal delivery of high-profile, complex, sensitive and/or cross enterprise audits, demonstrating technical expertise.
  • Taking a lead role in shaping and delivering the IA Plan, ensuring that resource is directed to activities that review high-risk areas.
  • Playing an active part in change and continuous improvement across the IA services, specifically in the areas of technical expertise where the role is aligned to self-audit delivery.
  • Promote and use Data Analytics in the delivery of audit work.
  • Ensuring personal continuing professional development (CPD) is carried out to maintain the professional body’s standards.
  • Being an effective member of the unit’s Leadership Team; supporting the wider IA delivery by working constructively and flexibly with colleagues to deliver our performance challenges and vision.

Person specification

Essential Criteria:

  • A qualified Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA and CIA) or qualified Accountant (Qualified member of one of five CCAB bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland or CIMA)) with a completed logbook, who has relevant post qualification experience (criteria listed below).
  • Audit Management and/or delivery within a medium to large complex organisation;
  • People development and talent management;
  • Experience of leading teams and operating across portfolio boundaries
  • Experience in financial systems/processes
  • Experience in procurement and/or transformation work areas
  • Commercial audit experience

Desirable Criteria:

  • Application of data analytics to enhance audit coverage


Alongside your salary of £54,439, HM Revenue and Customs contributes £14,698 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. 

HMRC operates both Flexible and Hybrid Working policies, allowing you to balance your work and personal commitments. We welcome applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, considering our operational and customer service needs.

We offer a generous leave allowance, starting at 25 days and increasing by a day for every year of qualifying service up to a maximum of 30 days.

  • Pension - We make contributions to our colleagues’ Alpha pension equal to at least 27% of their salary.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Personal support.
  • Coaching and development.

To find out more about HMRC benefits and find out what it’s really like to work for HMRC hear from our insiders or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.


Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 6 May 2024.


HMRC is responsible for working out and collecting the taxes and duties that pay for public services including hospitals, schools, police, transport, defence and security, as well as for Child and other Benefits. We help to keep the UK running.

HMRC is committed to becoming a ‘data driven organisation’ and undergoing the biggest digital transformation in government with some of the biggest and most exciting digital projects in Europe

Internal Audit is at the very heart of HMRC and works with every area of the department. Looking at assurance on governance, risk management and controls, we help to ensure that HMRC plans and manages its performance, makes good decisions and is held to account on accurate financial and performance data. As well as undertaking compliance and risk-based audit work, we’re actively brought in early to help the business design assurance into its new products and processes. Most importantly, we enable HMRC to account for everything they do.

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