Notes for applicants

  1. To apply, we usually ask candidates to apply through the website. The information you provide through the site will be collected and held by the Controller and Auditor-General's Human Resources team, and will be used to help us consider your suitability for the position you have applied for. (If your application is successful, this information will be placed on your personnel file, which will be held by the Human Resources team. You can ask to see the information in that file, and to seek any correction you think is necessary to ensure accuracy.)
  2. If the advertised position does not include a link to the website, please email your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to the Advisor, Talent and Recruitment.
  3. Many positions within Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General require the employee to have a satisfactory security clearance. Therefore, any offer of employment may be conditional on a satisfactory security clearance.
  4. If we proceed with your application, we will ask for the details we need for your security clearance and details of any criminal convictions.
  5. Please note that if you have 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 have already been appointed, your employment may be immediately terminated.
  6. If your application is successful, we will 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 agencies 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 entity, or a personal relationship with a member of that entity’s executive or staff.
  8. If your disclosure reveals an existing or potential problem you will not 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 entity under audit.