Manager, Quality Assurance

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 16-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/264A
  • Job Title: Manager, Quality Assurance
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Manager, Quality Assurance

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.

Are you interested in improving the quality of public sector audits and the other work carried out by, or on behalf, of the Auditor-General? Are you interested in reviewing how accounting and auditing standards are applied across a range of public sector audits?

If so, the Audit Quality team of the Office of the Auditor-General is looking for a Manager, Quality Assurance, for its Wellington office. This is a permanent position but we are open to candidates wanting fixed term.

As the Manager, Quality Assurance, you will:

  • be part of a team carrying out quality assurance reviews of annual audits completed by auditors appointed by the Auditor-General from all of the major firms;
  • assist with the reviews of the other work done by, or on behalf of, the Auditor-General;
  • participate in providing assurance to the Auditor-General about the system of quality control; and
  • have opportunities to contribute to other work by the Office of the Auditor-General.

To be successful in the role, you should have:

  • a good understanding of what audit quality is;
  • at least five years’ practical financial audit experience as an Audit Manager or a more senior role;
  • membership of the CA College of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (or equivalent);
  • a comprehensive understanding of, and interest in, accounting and auditing principles and their practical application, including a good understanding of accounting and auditing standards;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to be comfortable communicating with senior audit personnel.

You’ll be expected to work closely with other members of the Audit Quality team, as well as other staff and the Auditor-General’s appointed auditors. Some travel will be required.

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. 

It is desirable that you are 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.

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

To find out more about us, see our website:

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

Applications close Wednesday 4 March 2020.