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Manager, Audit Policy

Office of the Auditor-General
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Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Manager, Auditing Policy - fixed term

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. Over the next few years, we're expecting to deliver more outputs, and we want our work to have greater impact in the future.


The Audit Quality Group is looking to recruit someone for a one year fixed term. This is an opportunity that would lend itself to a secondment arrangement, and if you would like to be seconded, we will work with your current employer to facilitate such an arrangement.

We are looking for a person who has recent auditing experience, and a genuine interest in improving the way audits are carried out on behalf of the Auditor-General.

What does the role entail?

We expect you to become involved in some core auditing policy work to support the Director, Accounting and Auditing Policy. This will include:

  • providing technical auditing (and some accounting) advice, guidance, and policies to auditors and others on a wide range of topics;
  • supporting the monitoring of audit independence;
  • supporting the OAG's Independence Review Committee and Opinions Review Committee;
  • assisting with amendments or updates to the Auditor-General's auditing standards;
  • writing submissions to external bodies on proposed auditing standards; and
  • helping develop performance information guidance and policies to help improve the audit of performance information.

What experience do you need?

Recent post qualification audit experience is required. As a minimum you will need to have effectively supervised audits, and taken them through to the audit signing stage. Ideally you will also have experience in performance reporting within the public sector.

The main requirements are:

  • a strong understanding and interest in auditing and accounting;
  • a desire to improve current practices;
  • effective communication skills; and
  • the ability to build good working relationships.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • We support flexible working
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament

What we stand for

People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We're here to make a difference

We need a more diverse workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. 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

To find out more about us, see our website:

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

Applications close Monday 27 January 2020.

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