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Meet our leadership team (the Auditor-General, the Deputy, and seven Assistant Auditors-General) and our team of sector managers (the contact people for select committees and the organisations we audit).

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We have the power to inquire into concerns about the use of public money. This work is discretionary. We receive many inquiry requests and choose carefully which ones to investigate. 

Please note that we can't help with individual complaints or overturn decisions that public organisations make. 

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We provide briefings and advice to select committees to help with their annual reviews and their examination of the Estimates of Appropriations (the Budget).

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Structure, corporate documents, and vacancies

The Auditor-General has two business units – the Office of the Auditor-General (this site) and Audit New Zealand (auditnz.parliament.nz). Find out more about how we organise ourselves to carry out our many roles and functions... 

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Each year we produce an annual plan and an annual report. We've also set out our strategic intentions, and we publish occasional reviews of our Office and our work...

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This is an exciting time to join the Office of the Auditor-General. We're here to make a difference, and we have opportunities for you to further your career in an organisation uniquely placed to influence improvements throughout the public sector...

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More about our core functions

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Our work gives Parliament and the public an independent view of how public organisations are operating...

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Auditors check that government departments' spending is in keeping with what Parliament authorised. It's an important part of the nation's democratic arrangements...

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We get others to carry out, on our behalf, the annual audits of public organisations...

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