Audit & Assurance Specialist

Creating Great Places, Supporting our People

 The Far North District Council is on a transformation journey to become one of the regions most sought after and valued employers – we value manaakitanga, integrity and professionalism in delivering outstanding value to our customers and the community.

  • Work for an organisation where your values will reflect your daily work
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop and implement an effective assurance framework

About the position

We are seeking a team player to be part of the Risk & Improvement team, who will be accountable for all the activities relating to the internal audit and assurance function.

You will be responsible for the setting and facilitation of an audit and assurance programme of work, which supports the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives.  The role supports the Risk and Improvement department to carry out work that adds value. There is a key focus is on identifying opportunities for improvement to operate more efficiently and effectively, with an emphasis on proposing solutions rather than finding problems.  Critical to the success of this role is the ability to work alongside key stakeholders as well as having the required technical skills and career experience.


About You

  • Ideally you will have at least five years’ experience in working within auditing and assurance, with local government experience being highly advantageous
  • An understanding of the various components of assurance such as probity, risk, quality, improvement, legislation are essential
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an effective assurance framework relative to areas of highest risk or an opportunity to add value
  • Recognised qualification in accounting, auditing or business administration
  • Being adaptable to change within a complex environment is crucial
  • Excellent technical and business documentation and reporting skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of judgment, flexibility, self-motivation and responsiveness

If you enjoy diversity and are looking for a challenge as part of a team experiencing an exciting time of change, then we’d love to hear from you.  In return we offer you a competitive salary, flexible work arrangements and the chance to enjoy the lifestyle and beauty only the Far North region can provide.

Be a part of our journey to being a high performing organisation by applying online today.



Permanent Full Time

Job no: FNDC42854

Location: Northland, Far North

Closing Date: Closes on 31 January 2019