RSM strengthens internal audit practice with key hire

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed internal audit specialist Nicki Crail as a director based at its Manchester office.

Nicki Crail joins RSM from Save the Children where she was director of internal control for the international group following two years as its director of global assurance. Nicki has also worked in-house at Kingston University and in practice at two leading firms.

She has a wealth of experience in risk, control and assurance, internal audit and counter fraud management. In addition, Nicki brings a range of specialist expertise in the charities, central Governmenteducation and social housing sectors, having trained with the Audit Commission.

In her new role, Nicki will provide risk and assurance advice to a large portfolio of not-for-profit clients and will support North West partner Lisa Randall to continue to grow RSM’s internal audit practice across the region.

Jill Jones, RSM regional managing partner for the North West said:

‘Nicki is a real asset to the RSM team. We have a strong track record advising not-for-profit clients and Nicki’s industry experience, sector expertise and technical ability will help to enhance our growing internal audit and risk assurance team.’

Nicki Crail commenting on her appointment:

‘I am absolutely delighted to join RSM. I’ve specialised in the not-for-profit sector throughout my career and I’m looking forward to drawing on my in-house and sector experience to support a variety of not-for-profit clients to add real value in a challenging market.’

RSM continues to invest in the North West risk assurance practice following the recent promotions of Sarah Massel and Angus Osborne-White to internal audit assistant manager; Natalie Gardener to internal audit supervisor; and appointment of Nnamdi Egbuniwe as a consultant in our technology risk assurance team.