Senior Auditor
Vacancy Type:
Ongoing
Practice or Client:
Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Website:
Description:

Reporting to a Deputy Director, this role is a senior management position with full responsibility for a team of auditors and the completion of audits and reports. This role will encompass a high level of responsibility and a wide variety of work and clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying audit and reporting policies, strategies and standards effectively. This role will also include responsibilities such as managing team members and reviewing their work. The successful candidate will work alongside a dedicated and highly skilled workforce to serve the public through their work and supporting the public accountability process.

Qualification Level:
Professional accountancy qualification or an equivalent
Required Experience:

The Role

Reporting to a Deputy Director of Audit, this role is a senior management position with full responsibility for a team of auditors and the completion of audits and reports. This role will encompass a high level of responsibility and a wide variety of work and clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying audit and reporting policies, strategies and standards effectively. This role will also include responsibilities such as managing team members and reviewing their work. The successful candidate will work alongside a dedicated and highly skilled workforce to serve the public through their work and supporting the public accountability process.

Key Responsibilities

The main job functions of the role of the Senior Auditor include but are not limited to:

  • Applying audit and reporting policies, strategies and standards effectively;
  • Managing team members and reviewing their work to ensure that it is carried out efficiently and effectively in line with approved methodologies and that all key issues have been identified and dealt with appropriately;
  • Reporting the results of audits and examinations to senior management;
  • Making recommendations to senior management about matters involving complex professional judgements;
  • Representing the C&AG in its dealings with audited bodies including attendance at audit committees of audited bodies;
  • Briefing the C&AG for meetings of Dáil Committee of Public Accounts;
  • Delivering the annual business plan for the team.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate evidence of:

  • Having significant recent relevant experience at an appropriate senior level in financial auditing or in programme evaluation;
  • Strong team building and interpersonal skills to motivate, support and direct professional staff and to build strong working relationships with staff and management in audited bodies;
  • A high level of oral and written communication skills, including an ability to summarise complex technical issues in a cogent and concise manner;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively manage a portfolio of work and complete work on time and to the highest quality standards;
  • The capacity to make sound judgements on technical issues and to recommend the necessary consequential action;
  • Ability to analyse complex business operations and evaluate performance of organisations.

Desirable Requirements 

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • A knowledge of parliamentary financial procedures and the principles of Government accounting;
  • A clear understanding of the public accountability process and of the C&AG’s role in that process;
  • An understanding of commercial accounting and audit procedures as they relate to the State sector;
  • An understanding of performance evaluation in the public sector.

Further Information

Further information on this role is available at www.mazars.ie (Search Ref. CAG0118).

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to execrecruit@mazars.ie or by telephone on +353 (0)1 449 4400.

Your Application

Applications to be submitted online at www.mazars.ie/Consulting/HRServices and must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position of Senior Auditor;
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the C&AG.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to the C&AG.  

Deadline for applications: Friday, 18th January 2019 at 5pm GMT.

The C&AG is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Email:
execrecruit@mazars.ie