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Short-term or fixed-term external audit roles

Audit New Zealand carries out annual audits of public entities on behalf of the Auditor-General. We’re looking for CA (or equivalent) qualified people with external audit experience who are committed to delivering the highest quality audit services to a range of clients.

Although most of our staff work full time or on a permanent part-time basis, we’re also hiring CA- qualified people with external audit experience who wish to work for us on a more flexible basis. This could include short-term assignments (for example, four to six weeks) or fixed periods (for example, during term time only).

In these roles, you’ll still get the variety and challenge of working with different entities, Audit Managers, Audit Directors, and other specialist staff. You’ll also be able to take part in our professional development activities.

For more information, please contact our recruitment advisor, Sandy Hoggarth, on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@auditnz.parliament.nz.

To apply, please go through to jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the position descriptions there, too). Make sure you tell us your preferred location, your availability and preferred work pattern.

We have offices in: Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

We require these roles to be carried out by a person fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Employment in this position is therefore conditional on you being fully vaccinated for Covid-19. If you do not provide confirmation of your vaccination status in a form acceptable to the Controller and Auditor-General, you will be presumed to be unvaccinated. In that event, your employment will not be able to commence.

Senior Auditor or Assistant Audit Manager roles

Audit New Zealand carries out annual audits of public entities on behalf of the Auditor-General. We’re looking for CA (or equivalent) qualified people with external audit experience who are committed to delivering the highest quality audit services to a range of clients.

As a Senior Auditor we would expect you to have at least three years’ financial auditing experience, and close to completing your qualification, while as an Assistant Manager you would generally have at least two years’ experience after achieving your qualification. In both positions you lead our audit teams on a variety of audits across both the for profit and the public benefit sectors. As an Assistant Manager you would work with our larger and more complex clients and have a greater leadership role in the local office.

In both roles, you’ll be working with:

  • a variety (size and sectors) of public entities completing most audits at their premises;
  • our Audit Managers, Audit Directors, and other specialist staff; and
  • colleagues who are well-trained and passionate about what they do.

If you join us, either permanently or fixed term (full or part-time), you’ll get the variety and challenge of working with different entities and opportunities to travel. You’ll find that we invest heavily in your professional development and that we offer optional leadership development activities for you to consider.  You can count on us to help enhance your talents and skills and to foster your professional growth.

For more information, please contact our recruitment advisor, Sandy Hoggarth, on +644 917 1500 or recruitment@auditnz.parliament.nz.

To apply, please click on your preferred location to go through to jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the position descriptions there, too).

Dunedin | Christchurch | Wellington | Palmerston North | Hamilton | TaurangaAuckland

Applications close Sunday 20 February 2022.

Apply now, as this advert may close early if we find what we are looking for.

We require these roles to be carried out by a person fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employment in this position is therefore conditional on you being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you do not provide confirmation of your vaccination status in a form acceptable to Controller and Auditor-General, you will be presumed to be unvaccinated. In that event, your employment will not be able to commence.

Due to a recent border exemption, we can now receive overseas applications from qualified external auditors. We welcome applications from people who meet the criteria. Read more about the exemption and application criteria on the Immigration New Zealand website.

Manager, Technical

Audit New Zealand is the largest provider of audit and assurance services to the public sector. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality service to our clients. We operate under a professional services model, which is consistent with a private sector auditing and assurance firm.

The Professional Practices Group in Audit New Zealand is looking for a Manager, Technical.

Your tasks will include, but won’t be limited to:

  • providing technical support to audit teams by answering questions about accounting and financial reporting issues;
  • supporting decisions about proposed modifications to audit reports;
  • preparing and maintaining tools for auditors and resources for clients; and
  • delivering training to auditors on financial reporting matters.

You’ll ideally have:

  • a sound understanding of, and interest in, accounting and financial reporting principles and standards, and their practical application;
  • the ability to research and collect relevant information from several sources; and
  • good written communication skills and great ability to build relationships.

You must also have a Chartered Accountant qualification from CA ANZ (or equivalent) and at least two years post-qualifying experience.

Our preference is for this position to be based out of the Wellington office, however we are open to considering other locations for the right candidate

For more information, please contact our recruitment consultant, Sandy Hoggarth, on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@auditnz.parliament.nz.

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

Applications close on Monday 7 February 2022.

We require this role to be carried out by a person fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employment in this position is therefore conditional on you being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you do not provide confirmation of your vaccination status in a form acceptable to Controller and Auditor-General, you will be presumed to be unvaccinated. In that event, your employment will not be able to commence.

Executive Assistant - Wellington

Audit New Zealand carries out annual audits of public entities on behalf of the Auditor-General. It operates a professional services model that is consistent – in many respects – with private sector auditing and assurance firms.

We’re looking for an experienced Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant to provide proficient and effective administrative and secretarial support to a group of Audit Directors and Audit Managers.

The role involves a variety of work, including:

  • proactive diary management;
  • preparing client documentation, in keeping with our corporate style and format;
  • organising and supporting meetings and events;
  • delivering timely and highly professional administrative support;
  • file management; and
  • co-ordinating and managing travel;

To apply for this role, you’ll have proven work experience providing executive administrative support for people in leadership/managerial positions, preferably in a professional services organisation. You’ll bring to this role:

  • strong self-management and organisational abilities;
  • the flexibility and adaptability to prioritise and handle multiple pieces of work simultaneously;
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills;
  • effective oral and written communication skills;
  • a strong customer focus and time-management skills;
  • an ability to work efficiently under pressure and maintain a positive and flexible attitude;
  • advanced computer software skills and experience working with a range of business systems; and
  • the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, with a results-focused approach to ensure that deadlines are met.

You’ll get to work with great people who are committed to what they do.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@auditnz.parliament.nz .

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too). Please include a cover letter and CV with your application.

Applications close Monday 31 January 2022.

We require this role to be carried out by a person fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Employment in this position is therefore conditional on you being fully vaccinated for Covid-19. If you do not provide confirmation of your vaccination status in a form acceptable to Controller and Auditor-General, you will be presumed to be unvaccinated. In that event, your employment will not be able to commence.

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Page last updated: 26 January 2022