Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General

Trainee Auditor

09 Jun 2023
22 Jun 2023
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Contract type
Full time

Trainee Auditor

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (the Office) assists the C&AG to:

  • audit and report on the accounts of public bodies
  • establish that transactions of public bodies are in accordance with the legal authorities governing them and that funds are applied for the purposes intended
  • examine whether State bodies are using their resources economically and efficiently and have mechanisms in place to evaluate the effectiveness of their operations
  • authorise the release of funds from the Exchequer for purposes permitted by law

The position of Trainee Auditor involves:

  • Working as part of audit teams which carry out the audits of annual financial statements of public bodies such as government departments/offices and State-sponsored, health and educational bodies.
  • Reviewing the internal control systems in place in these audited bodies.
  • Participating in project audits of significant programmes or areas of expenditure.
  • Participating in performance measurement reviews in the Office’s Reporting Directorate.
  • Participating in inspections of other publicly funded organisations.

Other information:                                                                                                           

  • Starting salary of €37,440
  • Funding and study leave for professional accountancy exams.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for hybrid working.
  • Excellent career development including opportunities for promotion once qualified.
  • A structured learning and development environment to develop key skills and competencies.

Working for the Office will give you the opportunity to:

  • Become a professional accountant (or continue your development if already qualified)
  • Engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including public bodies and other audit institutions.
  • Learn and develop skills for a career in audit, accountancy and the public service.

Candidates must have one of the following by Thursday, 22nd June 2023

  • Be a qualified accountant with full membership of a prescribed accountancy body supervised by the Irish Auditing and Supervisory Auditing Authority
  • Hold a primary honours degree at minimum 2.1 (at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in any discipline
  • Have sat and passed at least the first level of recognised professional accountancy examinations in an accountancy body regulated by the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA)
  • Have Accounting Technicians Ireland membership

Closing Date: 3pm on Thursday, 22nd June 2023

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

For more information and to apply, visit our website via the apply button below. 

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