Your career progression

We’re well known for our commitment to developing all of our people, regardless of their level in the organisation.

From the beginning, you’ll be supported by a dedicated mentor. You’ll also receive training in technical and non-technical subjects to help you realise your potential and become a highly qualified auditor.

career-progression-v.pngInterns join us in their second-to-last year at university. As an Intern, you’ll get on-the-job work experience over the summer holidays and, potentially, an offer to join us as an Assistant Auditor once you graduate.

Graduates start as Assistant Auditors. They become skilled in auditing various accounts. From day one, you’ll start working on a portfolio of clients. You’ll also start studying technical audit matters.

Intermediate Auditors may lead small public organisation audits and help coach Assistant Auditors. By the end of your second year, you’ll have experience in planning and completing a full audit cycle.

Auditors are responsible for completing the audit of small to medium-sized public organisations, including supervising and coaching Assistant Auditors and Intermediate Auditors. You’ll complete your studies to become a Chartered Accountant.

Senior Auditors are professionally qualified. In this role, you’ll complete audit work and lead audit teams of lower-risk oganisations.

Assistant Managers lead teams working with our larger, more complex clients and complete the more technical or complex elements of an audit.

Audit Managers manage all aspects of the audits in their assigned portfolio, mentor and coach audit team members, and take an active role in providing leadership in their local office.

Associate Directors are the Appointed Auditor for a portfolio of lower-risk audits, signing audit opinions on behalf of the Auditor-General, and may also be a Key Audit Partner on larger or more complex audits. They also take an active role in providing leadership in their local office.

Audit Directors are the Appointed Auditor for a diverse portfolio of audits, signing audit opinions on behalf of the Auditor-General and contributing to other audits as an Engagement Quality Reviewer. They have significant leadership responsibilities in their local office and in Audit New Zealand as a whole.