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Senior Auditor

Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA)
UK wide
£44,900 - £55,974 + benefits
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

Senior Auditor

  • Salary: London: £48,400 - £55,974 / National: £44,900 - £49,480
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.
  • Location: We will consider applications from people able to access the following offices: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bootle, Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle We also have roles available in the following locations for colleagues based in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) team: Boscombe Down, Bristol (Abbey Wood), Corsham, Lichfield, London and Portsmouth

Are you a qualified audit professional, looking for a new opportunity? We may have the role for you!

About Us

The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) delivers internal audit and risk assurance services to 15 of the UK’s central government departments and over 130 of their related arm’s length bodies.

At GIAA we are passionate about innovation. We are forward looking and work together to embed new ideas, ways of working and technologies to keep our thinking and work fresh, modern and effective.

It's an exciting time to join us. The introduction of our Audit Response Team (ART), alongside our embedded customer facing teams means we can elevate our impact across UK central government by ensuring we are responsive and agile whilst also continuing to meet our customers needs.

The variety and contribution of these roles is unparalleled across government. No two days will ever be the same in these fast-paced roles that will provide challenge, stretch and the opportunity to make a positive difference to the successful delivery of the UK government’s goals.

About the Job

In this role, you will:

  • Be an effective team member, supporting wider GIAA delivery by working constructively and flexibly with colleagues to deliver appropriate outcomes.
  • Manage your own time and resource effectively and efficiently; proactively identify, expect, and take ownership of issues that could impact on the delivery of your and the wider teams’ objectives and provides solutions and options ahead of deadlines.
  • Provide and deliver clear and accurate reports that meet the requirements of our customers and carry out activities to ensure that agreed management actions are completed.
  • Be accountable for delivery of a portfolio of audits, working on more than one assignment at once, possibly for different clients, delivering to budget and quality expectations, complying with GIAA methodology, using our IT audit software system.
  • Scope 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

About You

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a strong understanding of governance, risk management, control and assurance issued. You will need to be a strong strategic thinker and problem solver, who thrives working to tight deadlines. As you will work as a trusted adviser to our customers, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills will be the key to your success!

For these senior auditor roles, we are inviting candidates who have demonstrable experience within the field of the professional audit/accountancy body outlined below, and have achieved at least one of the following:

  • Internal Audit part qualified - Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland), or overseas equivalent (the latter will require you to verify equivalent status with the CIIA UK & Ireland before applying) - have passed at least CIA 1, CIA 2 and CIA 3 (or PIIA under the pre-chartered route)
  • Accountancy part qualified through CCAB bodies or UK and overseas equivalent:
  • ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland, CIMA – at least 2 thirds of exam passes
  • ICAEW – passes in both the Certificate and Professional levels.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, and we welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly, for example, part-time, term time or job share.

Benefits of working for us!

  • Competitive salaries and in year rewards
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme with employer contributions starting from 27%.
  • Discounts on big brands and supermarkets, online shops and on the high street.
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Season ticket loans/Cycle to work scheme
  • Free eyesight test
  • Family friendly HR policies
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing one day each year to 30 days after 5 years’ service

For more information about the GIAA, role, salary, benefits, who to contact and how to apply please follow the Apply link.

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.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 17th June 2024


The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) was established as an Executive Agency of HM Treasury on 1 April 2015, and is the specialist provider of internal audit and counter fraud and investigation services to central government.  We will also help our customers to understand and manage their risks and to ensure exemplary standards of governance.

We’re responsible for:

  • reviewing the functions and activities of government and public sector organisations, and assessing their efficiencies and risks
  • making recommendations for improvement, based on our assessments
  • adding value to public services and improving how effectively organisations provide them

The Agency currently provides services to over 60 Government Departments and a wide range of diverse government bodies associated with those Departments.

Our vision is to be the primary, trusted and expert provider of consistent, high quality audit, assurance and counter fraud services across government that are valued by our customers and recognised as a catalyst for improvement. Our Service is one in which the most talented want to work and are proud to say they have worked.

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