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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 urgently looking for CA-qualified people with external audit experience who wish to work for us on a more flexible or fixed-term basis. This could include short-term assignments (for example, four to six weeks) or fixed periods (for example, during term time only, or for a fixed period such as 4,6,8,12 months).

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.

We are in urgent need of:

  • Senior Auditors
  • Assistant Managers

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

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

To apply, please go through the location links above from the jobs.govt.nz website (you will find the position descriptions there, too). Make sure you tell us your preferred location, your availability, and your preferred work pattern.

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 Friday 3 July 2022.

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

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 - 12 Month Fixed term

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 for a 12 month fixed term. This role can be based in any of our seven locations.

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.

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), please indicate which office is your preferred location.

Applications close on Thursday 30 June 2022.

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Manager, Methodology

Two Positions – 1 Full Time Permanent and 1 Fixed Term (12 months)

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 private sector auditing and assurance firms. Audit New Zealand is investing in its Audit Methodology team’s capability and capacity.

As Manager, Methodology you’ll be a key audit professional who will support the Associate Director, Methodology.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • assisting with the development, application, and quality assurance of audit and assurance methodologies;
  • assisting the development and implementation of our new audit software tool;
  • providing independent, high-quality, consistent, and authoritative advice and support to staff on auditing and professional matters; and
  • training staff in auditing, professional, and ethical matters and contributing to the professional development programme.

It’s essential that you’re a Chartered Accountant (or have a similar recognised professional qualification), with at least three years post-qualifying experience, preferably in external audit and ideally in the public sector. We prefer that the successful person be based in our Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch office.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference
For more information, contact John Cameron 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 also confirm which position or both that you are applying for.

Applications close Sunday 3 July 2022.

Page last updated: 16 June 2022