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Audit Manager, Christchurch and Wellington

Audit New Zealand is the leading provider of audit and assurance services to the public sector. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality service to our public sector clients.

Do you have a proven track record in external auditing? Are you looking for the next move in your career? We’re seeking applications from experienced Chartered Accountant-qualified (or equivalent professional qualification) Audit Managers and people ready for the next step up.

We’ll give you responsibilities and the opportunity to build strong relationships with your own portfolio of clients and with your colleagues throughout the country and at the Office of the Auditor-General. You’ll also have opportunities to lead and influence the way that Audit New Zealand operates.

As Audit Manager, you’ll:

  • manage a dedicated portfolio of clients, working closely with Chief Financial Officers and their teams, as well as people in other specialist roles and governance roles;
  • work closely with Audit Directors and people from our in-house specialist teams;
  • support all members of your audit teams;
  • mentor staff, helping them develop into well-rounded professionals; and
  • take a leadership role in the Christchurch or Wellington office.

When you join us, you’ll get the variety and challenge of working with a range of clients. We will also invest heavily in your professional development and offer leadership development opportunities. You can count on us to help develop your talents and skills and foster your professional growth.

Work schedule is generally five days per week (Monday to Friday), 40+ hours per week, with a salary range of $140,000 to $165,000.

We welcome applications from people who wish to work full time or on a permanent part-time basis.

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

In your application, please mention which office is your preferred location: Wellington | Christchurch.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or

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Applications close Sunday 3 March 2024.

Want to grow your career in public sector auditing?

We’re always happy to receive cold call applications from people who are interested in working with us – especially if you have:

  • a Chartered Accountants membership (or an equivalent overseas qualification);
  • current or recent experience in public sector auditing;
  • knowledge of, and experience in applying, the Accounting Standards Framework (For-profit Entities and Public Benefit Entities) and the International Standards of Auditing; and
  • experience supervising and coaching others.

We’re keen to hear from people who wish to work full time or on a part-time basis, in permanent or fixed term roles.

If you’d like to have a confidential conversation about opportunities, please email our recruitment team at with a copy of your CV and some information about the kind of role you’re seeking.

Page last updated: 22 February 2024