Work for us

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.

What we offer

If you're working for us in a permanent role, we offer you:

  • five weeks' annual leave;
  • seasonal influenza immunisations;
  • two-yearly eye-tests;  
  • discounted health insurance;
  • life and total permanent disability insurance (at the Auditor-General's discretion);
  • study assistance;
  • access to a career board, to help develop you in your current role or toward the next one;
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • parental leave (including your full annual leave entitlement);
  • access to a counselling and support service (the Employee Assistance Programme);
  • workplace support networks (including a Rainbow Network); and
  • a contribution to the costs of eyewear.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth (04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz).

Principal Advisor, Technical Auditing and Accounting

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) aims to improve trust and promote value in the public sector. Our audits of public organisations – from government departments to councils and schools – play a major part in ensuring that New Zealand’s public sector remains one of the most trusted in the world. No other organisation, public or private, has the overview of the whole public sector that the Auditor-General has.

An opportunity has arisen in our Audit Quality Group. We have established the role of Principal Advisor, Technical Auditing and Accounting to add depth and support to the technical auditing and accounting team – a team of experts focused on supporting auditors to carry out high-quality audits on behalf of the Office. This is a technical leadership role focused on providing high-quality advice and support.

This role will involve:

  • preparing and reviewing advice, audit reports, policies, guidance, instructions, and reference material;
  • mentoring the technical team; and
  • making submissions to local and international standard setting bodies.

To be successful you’ll have:

  • sound professional judgement and decision-making ability;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • experience in research and analysis; and
  • strong attention to detail and a commitment to meeting deadlines.

As an organisation people matter to us, our independence is critical, we act with integrity, and we’re here to make a difference.

We offer our staff:

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working.
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament.
  • Health and well-being benefits.

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process. 

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Wednesday 26 May 2021.

Manager, Auditor Appointments

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) aims to improve trust and promote value in the public sector. Our audits of public organisations – from government departments to councils and schools – play a major part in ensuring that New Zealand’s public sector remains one of the most trusted in the world. No other organisation, public or private, has the overview of the whole public sector that the Auditor-General has.

We’re looking for someone to join our Audit Quality Group in a key role. The Manager, Auditor Appointments will manage a small team responsible for providing advice and implementing policy for appointing auditors to act on behalf of the Auditor-General, setting and monitoring audit fees for public entities, and managing the data in the systems that supports the process.

The role will involve:

  • recommending the appointment of auditors in the public sector;
  • maintaining contracts, variations to contracts, decisions on rollovers, and reviewing audit fees;
  • maintaining and improving our policies and procedures for auditor appointments and contract management;
  • maintaining and fostering internal and external relationships, including identifying and managing the resolution of any issues; and
  • providing leadership, coaching, development, and support to enable individual team members and the team to perform highly.

To be successful you will have:

  • experience in developing and maintaining procurement and contract management processes;
  • sound judgement, excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills, and commercial acumen;
  • good people management skills, including the ability to supervise, motivate, and evaluate;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • a general understanding of the audit and accounting environment, or a demonstrated commitment to do so.

As an organisation people matter to us, our independence is critical, we act with integrity, and we’re here to make a difference.

We offer our staff:

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working.
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament.
  • Health and well-being benefits.

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process. 

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz .

To find out more about us, see our website: www.oag.parliament.nz .

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Wednesday 26 May 2021.

Notes for applicants

  1. We usually ask candidates to apply through the jobs.govt.nz website. We'll use the information you provide through that site to help us consider your suitability for the position you've applied for. (If your application is successful, we'll put this information on your personnel file. You can ask to see the information in that file, and to seek any correction you think necessary to ensure accuracy.)
  2. If the advertised position doesn't include a link to the jobs.govt.nz website, please email your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to the Advisor, Talent and Recruitment.
  3. Many positions in Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General require you to have a satisfactory security clearance. Therefore, any offer of employment might be conditional on a satisfactory security clearance.
  4. If we proceed with your application, we'll ask for the details we need for your security clearance and details of any criminal convictions.
  5. Please note that if you've given incorrect or misleading information, or have left out any important information or fail to obtain a security clearance, you may be disqualified from appointment. If you've already been appointed, your employment may be immediately terminated.
  6. If your application is successful, we'll need to see:
    • certificates of your educational qualifications;
    • if applicable, evidence of your New Zealand Citizenship, residency, or work permit.
  7. All employees of the Controller and Auditor-General must be independent of the organisations we audit. Accordingly, as an employee you will be required to complete an independence declaration. This declaration includes the disclosure of a financial interest of you (or a family member) in an audited organisation, or a personal relationship with a member of that organisation’s executive or staff.
  8. If your disclosure reveals an existing or potential problem you won't be assigned to any project where your independence as an employee could be compromised, or where a conflict of interest situation might arise. At the extreme end of the spectrum, you might be asked to divest yourself of any investments in an organisation under audit.

What we stand for: People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

Page last updated: 14 May 2021