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).

If you're interested in auditing roles, see auditnz.parliament.nz.

Technical Auditing and Accounting Manager

We're looking for someone to join our Audit Quality Group as a Technical Auditing and Accounting Manager. The person we are looking for will have recent auditing experience and a genuine interest in improving the way audits are carried out on behalf of the Auditor-General. A special interest in performance reporting and climate reporting would be beneficial.

You'll be able to develop and implement policy on matters relating to auditing, accounting, and financial reporting, and to provide independent, high-quality, consistent, timely, and authoritative advice, instructions, guidance, and reference material to appointed auditors.

This role will involve:

  • preparing and reviewing audit reports, policies, guidance, instructions, and reference material;
  • responding to queries, including technical auditing, accounting, and independence-related matters; and
  • researching developments in auditing, accounting, and financial reporting for further consideration.

To be successful, you'll have:

  • recent practical financial audit experience as an Audit Manager;
  • a comprehensive understanding of auditing and accounting standards and their practical application;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • a proactive and collaborative working style.

The work schedule is generally five days per week (Monday to Friday), 40 hours per week, with a salary range of $116,000 to $136,000.

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 John Cameron on 04 917 1500, or email 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 Sunday 27 November 2022.

Executive Co-ordinator – 12-month fixed-term

The opportunity

Whether you’re a seasoned administrator or a recent graduate looking for that first career step, this is a great opportunity to bring your excellent administration, organization, and executive support skills to work alongside the Assistant Auditor-General, Corporate Services and their group. This is a 12-month fixed-term opportunity starting early January 2023.

To facilitate the smooth running of the Corporate Services Group, you’ll provide accurate and proactive diary management, co-ordinate and support governance and working groups, monitor workflows, and track the delivery of key programmes. In addition, you’ll assist the internal security and risk function and have the opportunity to work across all areas within Corporate Services.

To be successful in this role,you’ll have:

  • experience providing high-level administrative support for people in leadership positions;
  • advanced desktop skills, including in the Microsoft Office suite;
  • the ability to juggle multiple priorities;
  • a proactive learning approach to whatever you do;
  • the ability to work collectively and build strong relationships;
  • experience working in an environment that requires a high level of discretion and sensitivity and interpersonal interaction; and
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About us

Did you know that Aotearoa New Zealand is consistently placed near the top of world rankings for integrity? The work of the Office of the Auditor-General Te Mana Arotake helps to make this happen. We’re focused on significantly enhancing our influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. We’re dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders by helping to continuously improve the public’s trust in public services and the value those services deliver. You can learn more about how our work makes a difference on our website.

About working here

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

Working here means we can offer you:

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements (hours/days).
  • 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.

You must be able to gain and maintain a Confidential national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a five-year checkable background in New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, or Australia.  Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance (please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance 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 Sunday 4 December 2022.

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: 25 November 2022