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Naomi Coleman

email: ncoleman@sigmar.ie | tel: +353 1 4744675

Sigmar Recruitment recruiting on behalf of The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

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DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION

 

A Senior Auditor is responsible for the management of a portfolio of financial audits or examinations. The equivalent in commercial practice is audit manager. He/she manages a professional team and is the key contact between the Office and each audited body.  A Senior Auditor must hold a professional accountancy qualification. The Senior Auditor reports to a Deputy Director of Audit and is responsible for:

  • applying audit and reporting policies, strategies and standards effectively

  • managing team members and reviewing their work to ensure that it has been 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 Office in its dealings with audited bodies including attendance at audit committees of audited bodies

  • briefing the C&AG for meetings of the Dail Committee of Public Accounts

  • delivering the annual business plan for the team

A Senior Auditor may be engaged either in financial audit work or in report work and must have the capacity to carry out any functions or combination of functions attaching to any Senior Auditor post in the Office.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Essential:

  • on or before 19 July 2019 have obtained a recognised professional accountancy qualification (ACCA,CIMA,CIPFA,CPA,ICAI,AAIA)  or hold a relevant qualification, which would be acceptable to the Public Appointments Service as being of at least an equivalent standard;

  • have significant recent relevant experience at an appropriate senior level in financial auditing or in programme evaluation;

  • have 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;

  • have a high level of oral and written communication skills, including an ability to summarise complex technical issues in a cogent and concise manner;

  • have strong project management skills and be able to effectively manage a portfolio of work, so that work is completed on time to the highest quality standards;

  • have the capacity to make sound judgements on technical issues and to recommend the necessary consequential action;

  • be capable of analysing complex business operations and evaluating performance of organisations.

Desirable (but not essential) for the job:

  • 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.​

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please upload your CV and Cover Letter (as one document, you will not be permitted to upload separate documents to the site).

 

Submissions that fail to include a Cover letter will be disqualified from the competition.

Closing time and date

Your application must be submitted on or before 5pm on Friday 19th of July. Submissions received after 5pm on the 19th of July will not be accepted, regardless of the reason for delays. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 2 working days of your submission, please contact Naomi Coleman at Sigmar at ncoleman@sigmar.ie or call + 353 (1) 4744675

 

It is strongly recommended that you do not change your email address or mobile phone number in the course of this recruitment competition, as any correspondence will be through the email address/mobile phone number originally supplied by you.