Senior Internal Auditor

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Reference: req1680
Contact Name: Sarah McHugh
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 17, 2020 18:41

Job Description



We are seeking ACCA , ACA or IIA/CIA qualified internal audit specialists to work across a range of public or corporate sector clients.  We would be particularly interested in individuals who have experience of Sarbanes-Oxley work in addition to Internal Audit, but most importantly are looking for ambitious qualified staff keen to progress their careers in a large multi-national accounting and advisory practice.  Our continued growth across markets has led to further opportunities coming onto the market.  We work across a range of specialist sectors and would in particular welcome candidates with experience in Central Government, Manufacturing, Construction, Real-estate and Healthcare.


  • You will be responsible for undertaking a range of complex and specialist audits at client sites, across both financial and operational systems.  You should:
  • Understand the key risks identified by management and the controls put in place to address those risks within each area of the Client’s Annual Audit Plan;
  • Manage, perform and control internal audit assignments embracing assignment planning, conducting fieldwork and reporting findings;
  • Draft audit planning documents for review by Client/Management;
  • Prepare draft audit reports and supporting working files to high quality standards on agreed audits;
  • Lead and supervise more junior staff on individual assignments including staff motivation, training and technical audit guidance;
  • Perform the audit of more complex and specialist areas;
  • Assist management in completion of assignments to time and budget;
  • Identify opportunities for further work opportunities at existing clients;
  • Participate in the firm’s appraisal and development processes;
  • Ensure familiarity and compliance with all the firm’s policies; and
  • Any other duties as required by Management

About the Ideal Candidate

You will be a self-starter willing to work hard to progress your career in a dynamic working environment.  We are looking for strong individuals able to flourish within a hard-working team environment and who are keen to progress towards management or to specialise within specific areas of Internal Audit moving forwards.  The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Good technical knowledge of internal audit process, internal control, individual subjects and relevant sector experience.
  • Ability to review and control technical content of work of others to ensure compliance with relevant regulation and Internal Audit Standards.
  • An understanding of the range of services that RSM provides to meet clients’ needs.


  • Oral – able to express ideas and information with clarity and confidence, especially when communicating with clients.
  • Good working relationship with clients to understand their needs and requirements.
  • Relay appropriate and timely information in respect of assignments to others.
  • Listening – demonstrate the ability to listen, evaluate and apply information gained.
  • Written – prepare draft reports and technical working papers.

Commitment / Attitude

  • Take responsibility for resolving issues by either dealing with them personally or referring upwards where required;
  • Be pro-active and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, such as raising queries and challenging existing practices;
  • Ability to be flexible when managing inconsistent and varying workloads



  • Access to a car and a clean driving licence.
  • Qualified to ACA, ACCA, IIA/CIA or equivalent.
  • Flexibility and willingness for some travel – this may vary dependent upon where based.
  • At least two years working within Internal Audit.


  • Experience of Internal Audit within the public sector.
  • Experience of Internal Audit within the corporate sector.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience.