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Lead Auditor


Lead Auditor

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full time
  • Business Group: Governance Risk and Assurance
  • Branch: Māori, Strategy and Performance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Closing Date: 19 June 2024

We are looking for a skilled and experienced assurance and audit practitioner. Department of Internal Affairs is a diverse Public Service organisation. This role supports the Manager Assurance and Audit with internal assurance and audit services and advice. While not a requirement, candidates should have a good knowledge of public sector good practice guidelines.

This is an expansive role, and you will have opportunities to give sound advice across the assurance and audit programme, coach, and mentor other members of the team, and undertake a variety of responsive and advisory work.   

At the Department, you will receive training and given opportunities to grow in the role to be the best you can be.

You’ll be part of the Te Urungi – the Māori, Strategy and Performance Branch; a branch with a big job. Te Urungi provides direction, oversight, leadership, and advice across the Department through a broad range of corporate functions including risk and assurance, strategy leadership, performance reporting, governance services, legal advice, and more. You will work closely with leaders across the business to provide expert assurance and audit advice and services. In doing so, you will help to uplift the standards and contribute to the maturity of the Department’s control environment and practices, the effectiveness of its risk and assurance system, and uphold integrity and accountability.

The Department offers opportunities to grow and has an exciting and ambitious work programme where your advice will be critical and valued and, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to the leadership and performance of the Department and the lives of New Zealanders.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes and are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.

To be a good fit in this role, you will

* Hold relevant tertiary qualifications 

* Ideally have a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification

* Have a minimum of 5 years audit experience, with at least 2 years in internal auditing

* Have expertise in internal auditing standards, methodology, and processes

* Have excellent report writing, active listening, and verbal communication skills

* Have strong analytical and critical thinking skills and an eye for detail

* Have experience in supervising others, and overseeing the delivery of audit work programmes

* Be a great team player with ability to work independently when necessary

Applicants must have a current right to work in NZ to be shortlisted.


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