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Senior Auditor or Assistant Audit Manager roles

Audit New Zealand carries out annual audits of public organisations on behalf of the Auditor-General. Our clients include for-profit and public benefit entities in the central government and local government sectors.

We're looking for CA (or equivalent) qualified people with external audit experience who are committed to delivering the highest-quality audit services to our clients.

As a Senior Auditor, you need to have at least three years’ financial auditing experience and be close to, or have recently completed, your professional qualification. You’ll have opportunities to lead audit teams during all phases of the audit of lower risk entities. You’ll also complete audit work on larger and more complex clients.

As an Assistant Manager, you should have at least two years’ experience after achieving your professional qualification. You’ll 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 our Audit Managers, Audit Directors, and other specialist staff, alongside colleagues who are well trained and passionate about making a difference to New Zealand.

If you join us, you'll get the variety and challenge of working with different public organisations and have opportunities to travel.

We invest heavily in your professional development and offer optional leadership development activities for you to consider. You can count on us to help enhance your talents and skills and foster your professional growth.

The work schedule is generally Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. The salary range is $85,000 to $95,000 for Senior Auditors, and $110,000 to $130,000 for Assistant Managers.

We’re looking to fill several positions and welcome applications from people who wish to work full time, part time, or on a fixed-term basis.

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, please contact Sandy Hoggarth, on +64 4 917 1500 or

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

Apply now!  Applications close Sunday 5 May 2024, but we’ll be screening candidates each week.

In your application, please mention which office is your preferred location (Wellington or Christchurch).

Please only apply for one location.

Applications close Sunday 5 May 2024.

Principal Advisor, Security and Risk - 15 Month fixed term

Join our team as a Security and Risk Expert!

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake (the Office) provides New Zealanders an independent view on public spending and performance. As the statutory auditor of all public organisations, we play a vital role in ensuring that New Zealand’s public sector remains one of the most trusted in the world.

As Principal Advisor, Security and Risk, your responsibilities will include overseeing the Office’s security, risk, and business continuity programmes. You will directly advise senior leaders and the Auditor-General, as well as lead risk and security awareness initiatives across the Office.

Why you should apply:

  • Collaboration: Work closely with senior leaders and staff to enhance and maintain the Office’s security and risk management.
  • Impact: As the Principal Advisor, Security and Risk, you’ll directly advise senior leaders and the Auditor-General, shaping critical decisions.
  • Leadership: Lead risk and security awareness initiative across the Office, making a difference every day.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience: 5+ years’ experience working in a senior advisory position, with knowledge of all three areas of the government’s protective security requirements, and a focus on information security.
  • Education: a tertiary qualification in business, management, or a related field.
  • Expertise: a qualification or extensive training and experience relating to implementing risk management frameworks and standards.
  • Skills: experience developing and testing business continuity plans, along with strong written and oral communication skills.

Benefits we offer:

  • Learning and growth: Opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills.
  • Flexibility: Supportive, flexible working.
  • Well-being: Health benefits to support you in staying at your best.

What we stand for:

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

Be part of our diverse and inclusive team that reflects contemporary New Zealand. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have specific support or access requirements, let us know – we’re here to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

For this role, you must be able to gain and maintain a Secret national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a ten-year checkable background in New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, or Australia.

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

Applications close Monday 29 April 2024.

Office Manager, Auckland

25-30 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

An opportunity to work for an organisation that helps support trust and transparency in the public sector

The opportunity

Roles like this one don’t come around often at Audit New Zealand. We are looking for a part-time Office Manager to provide general office and administration duties for our Auckland office.

If you’re an experienced office manager or team administrator, we’re interested in hearing from you!

You’ll be working in a professional services environment, carrying out office administration work to ensure that the office runs effectively and efficiently. The role is Monday to Friday, 25-30 hours per week.

You’ll be involved in a variety of activities in this role, including (but not limited to):

  • ensuring that the office is kept clean, tidy, and professional;
  • ensuring that office maintenance is dealt with in a timely manner, including liaising with the Property Manager and our Facilities/Property Team;
  • managing travel arrangements;
  • ordering and maintaining office supplies and equipment;
  • organising logistics for internal and external events, including arranging venues and catering;
  • organising and supporting health, safety, and well-being activities;
  • representing the Auckland office on relevant organisation-wide committees;
  • preparing and overseeing budgets for the office and other financial administration; and
  • facilitating and managing on-site contractors.

About you

To succeed in this role, you’ll have:

  • excellent attention to detail;
  • strong self-management and organisational abilities;
  • competency in virtual meeting technology and Microsoft applications;
  • adaptability, with the ability to prioritise and handle multiple pieces of work simultaneously;
  • a results-focused approach to ensure that deadlines are met;
  • strong communication skills and the ability to easily build solid professional relationships;
  • the ability to work efficiently under pressure and maintain a positive and flexible attitude;
  • the ability to work as part of a team; and
  • the competence to think on your feet, showing sound judgement and initiative.

About us

As an organisation, people matter to us, our independence is critical, we act with integrity and courage, and we’re here to make a difference.

Working here means we can offer you:

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements (hours/days).
  • Health and well-being benefits.

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly 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. 

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth at

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

Applications close Sunday 21 April 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: 15 April 2024