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Sector Manager, Auckland

Office of the Auditor-General
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Auckland - Auckland Central
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Sector Manager, Auckland

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.

Sector Managers have an influential senior role, engaging with chief executives, elected representatives, and Parliament.

As the Sector Manager Auckland, you'll take responsibility for a portfolio of Auckland-based public entities, including Auckland Council and its subsidiaries, district health boards, and other Crown entities to lead the Office's relationship with them so as to influence the improvement of public sector performance and accountability. You will also lead the Office's relationship with the Auckland Policy Office. There is one Sector Advisor reporting to and supporting this role.

You'll maintain an understanding of Auckland-specific challenges facing the public sector and how these are being addressed, and, working closely with other sector managers and appointed auditors, lead the Office's thinking about what work we do on these matters.

You'll need to have:

  • a tertiary qualification, preferably in accounting, economics, public policy, or law;
  • experience in advising Ministers, elected members of Parliament or local authorities, and parliamentary select committees;
  • experience working at a senior level with governors, chief executives, and senior managers in the public sector;
  • a thorough understanding of New Zealand's system of government as relevant to the role; and
  • an understanding of finance, accounting, and auditing practices (or the ability to come to grips with these practices quickly).

Ideally you would have an understanding of the issues specific to the Auckland region.

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:, and a video about the role.

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

Applications close Wednesday 22 January 2020.



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