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Intellectual leadership and engagement opportunity to improve performance reporting in the public sector

Office of the Auditor-General
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Intellectual leadership and engagement opportunity to improve performance reporting in the public sector.

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, by helping to continuously improve the public's trust in public services and the value those services deliver.

The Office has recently established a new role focused on supporting improved reporting on non-financial performance information throughout the public sector. The role includes supporting the audit of performance information, where the audit of that information is required.

In this role, you'll lead the work carried out by the Office on performance measurement and reporting for the public sector. This includes developing policy on reporting and auditing performance information and leading Office initiatives on performance information for the public sector.

You'll engage with central agencies and senior members of public organisations to understand performance reporting and how it can be improved. You'll determine ways to influence improved reporting.

You'll also work with audit staff to support improvements in auditing non-financial performance information. This will include developing capability.

The Director Performance Reporting is a senior role, at a director level, and we are looking for a senior performance reporting specialist with a passion to make a difference.

You'll have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification and significant experience of public performance management across a number of different public sector organisations;
  • a thorough understanding of New Zealand's system of government, the role of Parliament, and the role of the Auditor-General within that system;
  • an understanding of finance, accounting, and auditing practices (or the ability to come to grips with these practices quickly);
  • experience building capability in performance reporting and practice; and
  • well-developed analytical, decision-making, and strategic thinking skills.

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

To be connected to New Zealanders we need a workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. We 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 Sunday 23 February 2020.



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