Internal Audit Assistant Manager - London

London, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
27 Jun 2022
12 Jul 2022
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level

About the Team

RSMUK International Assurance Services team are a small but committed team delivering to international governments, donors, public sector bodies, charities and INGOs. We also work closely with our public sector internal audit teams delivering work for the UK Government. 

We are looking for a qualified internal audit Assistant Manager to join their team. Ideally Institute of Internal Auditors qualified, the role involves working with our public-sector clients both in the UK and overseas.

Our work is diverse, so you need to be adaptable, proactive and a self-starter, you could be seconded to a UK government department auditing major change programmes or assigned to audit beneficiary data on a cash transfer programme for the ultra-poor in Zambia; supporting an emerging nations National Audit Office undertake their first forensic assignment or working with the United Nations. Rarely are two weeks the same.

We are looking for adaptable people with a ‘can do’ problem solving attitude. You should be prepared to work away from home occasionally in conflict/post conflict environments or in countries where 5-star comfort comes second to life experiences. Full training will be provided. Ideally, we would like a second language, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic. You will be required to undertake security clearance.

To match our continued growth across Africa we are particularly interested in candidates with experience of / interested in long term overseas posting and those with experience delivering training or mentoring. 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.

Overall Job Purpose

Manage / Work in an Internal Audit & Controls team in conjunction with Partners/Directors/Senior Managers to ensure timely and accurate delivery of complex technical internal audit programmes, advisory projects or controls assignments at clients’ sites in accordance with the Firm’s Standards.

Support Partner/Directors/Senior Managers in practice management and business development, including networking events, developing client relationships and leading on proposals for new business.


  • Work as part of a delivery team on Internal Audit, Advisory and Controls project, as required. 
  • Manage agreed client portfolio delivering a client audit/controls/advisory programme, ensuring that the work is completed to time and budget, providing solutions on any issues as appropriate to the Senior Managers/Director/Partner.
  • Develop progress papers and annual reports for clients/Audit Committees prior to Senior Manager/Director/Partner review and sign off.
  • Represent the Firm as required, including attendance at client meetings, attendance at networking events and relevant industry group meetings and seminars and other forums as deemed appropriate.
  • Where leading a team, ensure the effective development, planning and utilisation of team members in line with the budgets for the business and/or client engagements and monitoring effectiveness and quality of work through robust review processes.
  • Deal with day-to-day team matters, including feedback on performance on the job, assisting in PDRs and where relevant the recruitment process, team welfare and H&S.
  • Build lasting client relationships developing additional work opportunities at new clients or new work at potential clients.
  • Support the Partners/Directors/Senior Managers in practice management initiatives including robust risk management for project, opportunity management and monitoring (including preparing and participating in tender presentations), timely and accurate invoicing, assisting in developing new services, methodologies and innovative solutions.
  • Minimum Qualifications


  •  Professionally qualified – e.g. ACA/MIIA/ACCA, or other specialist skills/qualifications.
  • Gained the necessary experience within Internal Audit or controls projects and in advisory/consulting on risk & control, working within public sector or corporate sectors.
  • Driving licence (clean) / access to a car is preferable.
  • Effective use of IT including word, PowerPoint, excel, audit and accounting packages, outlook.
  • Maintains and promotes high professional standards of conduct and practice and demonstrates commitment to the Firm’s policies and standards.
  • Excellent technical knowledge on the internal audit process, controls requirements (such as SOX) and relevant sector issues.
  • Anticipates the impact of key developments within the relevant client sectors to manage overall commercial risk.
  • Applies knowledge of services, industry, markets and core client base, promoting and co-ordinating additional services provided to clients and targets.
  • For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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