Internal Audit Manager

South East London, UK
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified
Job Purpose You will be responsible for delivering proactive, high quality and value added risk based internal audit services to a portfolio of predominately Central Government clients' including Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and other Arms' Length Bodies (ALBs). This role is predominately London based but with travelling outside of London subject to client and business need. The team has experienced strong growth in recent years and is well placed to build on this further. The Manager will report to the Senior Manager for Central Government on a day to day basis and overall to the Director leading the sector and corresponding Partners within RAS, The role will principally involve day to day client management ensuring delivery of internal audit service to clients to the agreed quality and in accordance with agreed timescales, resource planning, attending audit and risk committees, business development, and management of financial and operational performance across respective client portfolio and direct reports. You will also be expected to contribute to the wider success of the service line and help in its continuous improvement. Job Role
• Responsible for managing a client portfolio, predominately focused around Central Government clients including NDPBs and ALBs.
• Development of risk based Internal Audit Strategies and Annual Plans.
• Responsible for internal audit work programmes and setting of risks and control objectives.
• Resource planning of associated staff and subject matter experts.
• Oversees and manages all aspects of internal audit fieldwork including closing meetings with management.
• Preparation and finalisation of internal audit reports that are suitable for Senior Staff review in accordance with agreed timescales.
• People management

annual appraisals, performance management, employee engagement including making a positive contribution to team/service line meetings.
• Attendance at Audit and Risk Committees including presentation of agenda items as well as contributing to the wider agenda.
• Being proactive, managing expectations and maintaining good relationships with clients including regular progress meetings as well as ensuring any problems or requests are dealt with promptly.
• Providing on the job advice and training to junior auditors and supervision of junior staff when required.
• Acts as a point of contact for senior staff and client, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the audits/plan.
• Responds to the needs of the client and staff.
• Responsibility of managing and tracking financial performance across direct client portfolio whilst also supporting the wider service line in achievement of overall budget.
• Plays an active role business development, including supporting delivery of actions within the agreed sector development strategies, assisting with drafting of proposals and presentations.
• To deliver confident and clear presentations of service features and benefits to client.
• Ensures that the services provided are genuinely appropriate for the client.
• Sees opportunities and prospects for new work.
• Person Specification
• Educated to degree level and qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA, IIA or equivalent.
• Experience of managing a portfolio of clients and a team of staff.
• Experience of leading and delivering internal audits in professional practice or in-house team.
• Experience in working with Central Government including NDPBs and ALBs.
• Possesses a sound technical understanding of technical issues surrounding Central Government and wider public services arena.
• Proven people management experience.
• Experience of following a risk based audit approach.
• As this position involves client contact, the person must be able to present a professional image to the firm's clients.
• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills required.
• Desire to help grow and develop the sector and service line.
• Ability to develop and implement new initiatives and methodologies.
• Ability to identify issues though sound analysis and application of commercial acumen in all situations.
• Ability to express ideas with authority and conviction throughout verbal and written communication; and
• Ability to develop self and others. WORKING AT MAZARS We embrace your individual strengths to capitalise on what makes you unique. We are proud to offer a working environment where everyone is given opportunities to shine. The firm promotes an environment in which you can be yourself, grow and achieve your goals. Whether you want to gain exposure to different types of clients, learn new skills or move nationally or internationally, Mazars offers plenty of opportunity to achieve your goals. At Mazars we operate an agile approach to working. For us agile working means empowering and trusting our people. Empowering our people to work where, when and how they choose. And trusting our people to make the right choices for Mazars, their team and themselves to deliver the best outcome for the client. By its very nature, agile working won't look the same for everyone. Ultimately it's up to our people to decide what's right. At Mazars diversity and inclusion are central to our values. We also recognise that being a diverse and inclusive organisation makes us stronger as a business. We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, qualifications and experience. WE ARE MAZARS We are a positively different international accountancy and advisory firm. With entrepreneurship and a desire to create value at the heart of our DNA, we differentiate ourselves by the opportunities we offer our people, our approach to working with clients and our passion for responsible business. We are proud of our strong European heritage, our smart and sustainable growth and of the single global partnership we have built to serve clients around the world. For more information regarding careers at Mazars please visit