Location This role can be based in London or Croydon - other GIAA locations will also be considered although regular travel to London/ Croydon will be required. Please contact GIAARecruitment@GIAA.gov.uk to check your chosen location might be available. About the job
About Government Internal Audit Agency
We 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.
Most of the Agency’s people are professionally qualified internal auditors, accountants or investigators.
Many are also specialists in areas including counter fraud, project management, digital and commercial audit.
We lead both the Government Internal Audit Profession and the Government Internal Audit Function.
Our workforce brings with it a unique depth of experience gained in a wide range of government departments, related bodies and other sectors.
This enables us to offer a high-quality service based on cross-government insight and a strong understanding of our customers’ business.
In GIAA, we aim to be a great place to work and to ensure that we have the capability and capacity to make even more of a significant contribution to achieving A Brilliant Civil Service over the coming years.
Our initial focus was on becoming “a single audit practice”. We are now focused on taking GIAA to the next level so we can provide better insights and better outcomes for government.
You will lead a team which may vary in size over time, with responsibility for a range of audits and assignments across the Home Office group. The Home Office is a large and exciting customer, responsible for immigration, security and law and order. Work can be highly complex and high profile, with considerable stakeholder liaison.
Your role will also include being Head of Internal Audit for the National Crime Agency, who lead the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. This is a growing organisation with a vital role in relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners. The HIA role gives you the opportunity to influence the approach of the organisation to managing their risks and achieving their objectives; ultimately making a difference to public safety.
Senior Internal Audit Managers are integral to the leadership of the Agency and have a role beyond delivery of audit services to support the ongoing development of our services, staff and customer approach.
With access to high profile work, you will work alongside key decision makers, audit specialists and private sector contractors within the Agency, challenging and developing your skills as well as ensuring we meet our customer expectations.
The impact of this role is at the CEO level and it has wide-reaching and long-term impacts on governance, risk management, control and assurance arrangements.?
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.
We offer support in maintaining and building your professional career through technical training, coaching and development opportunities and you will be entitled to a formidable range of benefits from generous pension provision, embracing of flexible work patterns, diversity and security.
Engage effectively with senior stakeholders to support the identification and management of key risks and to promote effective governance, risk management, control and assurance arrangements.
Deliver the Audit Plans in line with quality, time and budget requirements to support robust assurance opinions and other agreed stakeholder requirements.
Lead very high risk or complex audit assignments.
Deliver robust, evidence-based, independent assurance opinions to clients and Audit Committees in accordance with the agreed timetables. Support the GCIA in providing an opinion on the system of internal control. Lead continuous improvement activities to improve audit practices, products and customer service.
Ensure the whole team are compliant with professional standards and compliance with GIAA’s new single audit methodology and audit management software
Lead people to manage, recognise and reward good performance; promote personal and professional development; nurture and manage talent. Act promptly on feedback and issues. Promote equality and diversity.
You will be required to write a statement of 1000 words setting out how your skills and experience meet the following criteria:
Experience of developing and delivering a risk-based Internal Audit assurance and consultancy programme, including through others, with sound judgment in responding quickly to fast moving priorities across a number of customers.
The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with senior management and the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC), both in terms of client engagement and ensuring the service is operating to appropriate professional standards that meet client and ARC needs.
Establishing relationships with and taking account of the work of other assurance providers to ensure maximum value and minimum overlap in providing assurance.
The ability to assess skills and resources gaps in the delivery of the audit service and develop mechanisms to overcome this.
The ability to influence a diverse senior stakeholder community to develop effective governance, risk management and internal control arrangements.
Demonstrate resilience and tact in the face of challenge from senior staff, including negotiation to overcome such situations.
DV Security Clearance is desirable but not essential.
Candidates will need to demonstrate full current membership of a recognised professional accountancy / audit body below:
Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK & Ireland must hold the 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 of the CMIIA/MIIA exams but do not hold the designation, you are not eligible to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. No other level of internal audit qualifications will meet the requirements of this post.
Accountancy, fully qualified, current member of one of five CCAB bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland or CIMA).
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Developing Self and Others
Managing a Quality Service
Changing and Improving
Communicating and Influencing
Competitive salaries and in-year rewards
Civil Service Pension
Discount on big brands
Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Schemes
Free eyesight tests
Family-friendly HR policies
25 days’ annual leave increasing by one day per year of service to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
Geographically based Agency
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