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Senior Auditor

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Stratford, Telford, Worthing
£42,618 - £50,509 + benefits
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

Salary: National (£42,618-£45,831) London (£46,977-£50,509) 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 13.00 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

  • Leading all aspects of an audit assignment, ensuring professional and quality standards are met.
  • Engage with audit partners.
  • Being a 'critical friend' within key HMRC and cross-Government programmes to implement Government and HMRC strategy.
  • Provide advice on risk, governance and control to the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Communicate with senior management using appropriate styles, methods and timing, to maximise understanding and impact.
  • Providing advice on risk, governance, and control.
  • Contributing to the development of the internal audit plan and processes.
  • Acting as a mentor or line manager to trainee auditors as the need arises.

Person specification

Essential Criteria:

  • A qualified Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or a 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). For CIA candidates you must be studying for CMIIA or willing to work towards the CMIIA qualification.
  • Experience of delivering internal audit reviews in a medium to large sized organisation.
  • A strong team player, independent analytical problem solver who provides solutions and works out what needs to be done and take pride in doing it to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, being able to relate to people at all levels in an organisation and to build and maintain respect both professionally and personally.

Desirable Criteria:

  • A qualified Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA).
  • Adaptable to shifts in business focus and customer needs.
  • Able to demonstrate resilience and tact in the face of challenging circumstances.


Alongside your salary of £42,618, HM Revenue and Customs contributes £11,506 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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