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Senior Internal Auditor - Central Government

Leeds or London, UK
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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.

You will be required to undertake UK Government security clearance to SC level. Therefore please consider the eligibility requirements which can be viewed at GOV.UK ( National security vetting: clearance levels.

Fancy something a bit different? There is not much room for boredom if you work in the international assurance team at RSM UK! We love what we do and are passionate about how our work improves the life’s of those we audit.

About the role

Our Public Sector Assurance Services team are a small but committed team delivering internal audit support a range of clients including the UK and international governments and United Nations bodies.

You should be a qualified internal auditor with a robust experience within the Internal Audit industry. Ideally Institute of Internal Auditors qualified, the role involves working with our public-sector clients both in the UK and overseas. Some international travel may be required.

Our work is diverse, so you need to be adaptable, proactive and a self-starter, you could be working to a UK government department auditing major change programmes or assigned to audit the beneficiary data on a cash transfer programme for the ultra-poor or undertaking n internal controls review of country office for the United Nations. Rarely are two weeks the same.

We are particularly looking for someone who loves the variety of internal audit with a ‘can do’ and ‘make it happen’ problem solving attitude., while career development opportunities are available across RSM, this role might suit someone more interested in delivery than management. We are also interested in those who joined internal audit later in their careers where their prior experiences would add real benefits to our clients.

You will be required to undertake UK Government security clearance to SC level.


  • IIA/ACA qualification
  • Professional experience with UK/UN public sector bodies
  • Hold or be eligible to undergo UK Government security clearance to SC level


  • Masters degree
  • Experience of central government public sector
  • Experience with the international organisations
  • Fluent in a second language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
  • Experience working in developing economies

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.


RSM UK is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market with a strong UK presence of nearly 5,000 people in 30 locations. As the sixth largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms globally, we’re connected with over 64,000 experts across more than 120 countries.

Our impressive client list includes some of the world's most dynamic companies. Our work cuts across more than 40 service areas and a broad range of sectors – from big name consumer brands and leading charities to FTSE 300 companies and major multinationals.

 At RSM, we take a digital first approach to everything we do. We’re purpose-driven, mission-led and guided by our values. You’ll have access to tailored training and development programmes, opportunities to expand your network, and pathways for progression. You’ll do this in an environment where creativity and diversity of thought are fully embraced, as much as process and efficiency are valued.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us. We empower diverse, talented people to grow with confidence and build a successful career with us. So be a part of our future, where you can make an impact that counts.

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