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Want to join our Inquiries team?

Senior Inquiries Specialist

One of the Auditor-General's functions is to inquire into matters concerning a public entity's use of its resources. The Auditor-General can carry out an inquiry on their own initiative or on request from a member of the public, an employee, a member of Parliament, or another organisation.

Inquiries can be large or small and can cover a wide range of often complex issues. When deciding what to inquire into, we identify whether the matters might include:

  • financial impropriety;
  • conflicts of interest or problems with the public entity's overall governance or management; or
  • other systemic or significant concerns that might be important for the public entity, the sector it operates in, or the general public.

Our inquiries work is carried out by our Inquiries Team, which is part of the Legal Group. We are looking for a Senior Inquiries Specialist to be part of the team.

The Senior Inquiries Specialist will be involved in carrying out inquiries under the Public Audit Act 2001, working with the team and other parts of the office on issues, gathering information, analysing evidence, preparing reports and other outputs, and dealing with a wide range of people and entities, often at a senior level.

A tertiary qualification in law, accounting, or other relevant discipline and some post-qualification experience, preferably in the public sector (including central and local government), is essential for this position.

You must be able to gain a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service security clearance to apply for this position. See details below.

Remuneration will be based on your experience.

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

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

Applications close Sunday 25 November 2018.

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service requirements:
To be eligible for this role you must be able to obtain and maintain a Confidential security clearance. This means that you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 5 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa; and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 5 years; and have an intention to become a NZ citizen when eligible.

Page last updated: 12 November 2018

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Sandy Hoggarth.

Sandy Hoggarth
Recruitment Advisor
phone 021 222 1602

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