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Audit Manager – PPM

Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA)
UK wide
£53,661 - £62,572 + benefits
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

Audit Manager – PPM

Working Pattern: This post is available on a Full Time, Part Time and Job Share basis. (Flexible working hours can be accommodated) 

Location: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bootle, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and Swansea

Salary: £53,661 - £62,572


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to gain central government internal audit experience and enhance your CV? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

The Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) are an executive agency of Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury), established in April 2015 to improve the quality of internal audit provided to central government.

About the role

The Project and Programme Management (PPM) team provide independent assurance and advice to Government major projects and programmes. We are expanding the team due to increased and sustained demand for specialist PPM work being commissioned from the Agency. We are looking for an Audit Manager to join us as part of this expansion - our work can be highly complex and high profile requiring considerable customer liaison working alongside key decision makers, other auditors and private sector contractors to deliver value to the Agency and its customers.

Leading a professional team of auditors, this role will allow you to challenge and develop your skills whilst ensuring we meet customer expectations. This is an opportunity to join a highly respected, forward-thinking organisation that builds and maintains strategic relationships at the most senior levels across the majority of government departments. The variety and contribution of these roles is unparalleled across government.

Key accountabilities

  • Contribute to developing and implementing GIAA PPM plans which reflect the priorities of clients and the relative importance and risk of projects and programmes underway or planned
  • Engage optimally with senior collaborators to support the identification and management of key risks and to promote effective governance, risk management, control and assurance arrangements
  • Deliver individual reviews in line with quality, time and budget requirements to support robust assurance opinions and other agreed customer requirements
  • Deliver robust, evidence-based, independent assurance opinions to clients and Audit Committees in accordance with the agreed timetables
  • Lead people to manage, recognise and reward good performance; promote personal and professional development; nurture and manage talent. Act promptly on feedback and issues. Challenge and address inappropriate behaviour and poor performance. Promote equality and diversity

A full list of accountabilities can be found by following the Apply link.

About you

All candidates will need to demonstrate full current membership of a recognised professional accountancy or audit body, either:

1) Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK & Ireland and must hold chartered auditor/CMIIA designation or the MIIA designation where you are qualified under the previous exam route and did not apply to make this chartered. If you have passed all the CMIIA/MIIA exams but do not hold the designation, you are not eligible to apply.

2) Other Institutes of Internal Auditors that are part of IIA Global. If you studied with the Institute of Internal Auditors in another country, you must hold the equivalent of the MIIA designation. You should verify this with the IIA UK & Ireland prior to submitting your application, by emailing No other level of internal audit qualifications meets the requirements of this post.


3) Accountancy, fully qualified, current member of one of five CCAB bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland), CIMA.

PPM experience and/or qualifications in delivering or providing assurance to projects and programmes is highly desirable, but not essential. Successful candidates who meet the essential qualifications will be offered training and an opportunity to qualify and to become a member of the Association for Project Management (APM). If this sounds like a good opportunity, get in touch!

About us 

Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want you to build a really successful career with us and the wider Civil Service. It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead. You will benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure your development is ongoing. 


  • Competitive salaries and in year rewards 
  • Flexible working 
  • Competitive pension with employer contributions starting from 26.6% 
  • 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 
  • Nationwide office locations 
  • Generous annual leave 

Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 26th 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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