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Executive Assistant - Auckland

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 to provide proficient and effective administrative and secretarial support to 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 be eligible 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 25 January 2021.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

Business Analyst

Attention all Business Analysts or those with a public sector technology background looking for a change. Are you looking to broaden your horizons with a job that offers variety and skill development opportunities? This is an opportunity not to be missed.

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 Technical Business Analyst will be actively involved in the execution of a major and long-term strategic plan centred on cloud technologies. You’ll be part of the Information Services Group. The Group has a new five-year Information Systems Strategy to deliver together with our business groups. We are looking for a Technical Business Analyst to apply their analysis skills to a range of functions for the organisation, including capturing business and technology requirements, documenting processes, systems and architecture, and supporting testing, change, and communications.

As the Technical Business Analyst, you’ll be part of a small collaborative team working with the organisation to design, develop, and deliver technical solutions to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and align with organisational strategy.

You’ll provide pragmatic and practical specialist advice to members of staff and support the Information Services Group’s broad range of functions: infrastructure, applications, information security, and information management.

To be successful you’ll have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • a flexible, proactive, and collaborative mindset;
  • the ability to think broadly and deeply about problems and potential solutions;
  • a sound knowledge of technology;
  • the ability to pick up unfamiliar technologies or processes and get up to speed with them quickly; and
  • experience facilitating small to medium workshops.

It would be an advantage to have:

  • at least two years demonstrable experience in gathering, analysing, and documenting business and technical requirements;
  • familiarity with public sector standards and processes;
  • a relevant tertiary qualification or professional qualification, such as CCBA or CBAP;
  • experience in Business Process Modelling; and
  • software testing or software development experience.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • 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

We need a more diverse 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.

You must be able to gain and maintain a Confidential national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, be a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a five-year checkable background in NZ, UK, USA, Canada, or Australia. Use the online tool http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process.

Due to the current border restrictions, applicants who are currently outside of New Zealand cannot be considered unless you have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

The expected recruiting level for this position is between $74,000 and $83,000 per annum.

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

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

Applications close Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Audit Manager, 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 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.

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

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

Applications close Sunday 31 January 2021.

Due to the current border restrictions, applicants who are currently outside of New Zealand, cannot be considered unless you have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

Senior Developer – SharePoint / .NET

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake (the Office) is focused on enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to help ensure it delivers 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 is looking for a Senior Developer – SharePoint / .NET to join our Information Services Group and to be our subject matter expert in all SharePoint / .NET and workflow solutions. The Office is embarking on a significant programme of technology uplift. One of our main strategic objectives is to increase the use of cloud technology. The Senior Developer – SharePoint / .NET role presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in carrying out this major initiative.

Reporting to the Manager, Information Systems, the role is part of an application development and support team. You’ll be working to ensure that the SharePoint platform, applications, workflows, and integrations are efficient, effective, and continually improved. This is expected to include preparing and executing migration to a future platform, most likely SharePoint Online.

This role involves technical leadership in the development, deployment, maintenance, and enhancement of the SharePoint platform, custom solutions, workflows, and associated integration.

To be successful in the role, you’ll:

  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • be a strong team player and contribute positively to your team;
  • have strong planning and self-management disciplines and remain highly effective when unsupervised;
  • be a proactive problem solver who is able to identify, communicate, and resolve issues in a timely fashion;
  • have at least five years’ practical experience of modern systems development methodologies;
  • have at least three years’ SharePoint development experience and a high level of skill in relevant programming languages;
  • have experience in deployment, configuration, and integration of, and migration to, cloud services;
  • have training and relevant levels of technical experience in some or all the following technologies:
    • SharePoint 2013/2016/Online, Office 365, Microsoft Teams (3+ years);
    • Microsoft ASP.NET / VB.NET, C# (5+ years);
    • Microsoft Power Apps (2+ years);
    • HTML, JavaScript, PowerShell (5+ years);
    • Nintex, Power Automate, or other workflow tool (3+ years); and
    • ShareGate or similar migration tool (2+ years);
  • have at least two years’ experience in technical Microsoft SQL Server database design and development; and
  • have a good understanding of best practice data security and access controls.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification and/or a professional qualification;
  • solution design and/or cloud migration experience;
  • mentoring or coaching experience; and
  • project or change management experience.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • 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

We need a more diverse 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.

You must be able to gain and maintain a Confidential national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, be a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a five-year checkable background in NZ, UK, USA, Canada, or Australia. Use the online tool http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process.

Due to the current border restrictions, applicants who are currently outside of New Zealand cannot be considered unless they have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

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

You must apply online, including your CV and cover letter, at jobs.govt.nz (the application form and position description are there too).

Applications close Sunday 31 January 2021.

Page last updated: 12 January 2021