The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) are currently recruiting for Auditors. Around 300 public bodies are audited by the C&AG. The primary purpose of audit work is to provide assurance on the accuracy of the accounts of these public bodies. In addition, the C&AG carries out a range of examinations of material programmes or areas of administration where there is a perceived risk that public funds may not be properly or efficiently utilised. The auditor plays a crucial role in the work of the Office by undertaking key work on financial audits and examinations. Auditors act as an effective link between the team and management and support colleagues in building a strong team ethos. Responsibilities include:
- Assist the Senior Auditor in effectively delivering audits and/or reporting topics in compliance with the OCAG requirements (standards and budgets) including taking responsibility for end-to-end delivery of some audits/projects
- Planning, executing and reporting financial and other audit/reporting work to OCAG standards in a timely manner
- Developing (or assisting in developing) audit/examination approaches as required
- Where appropriate, undertaking supervision, review and/or other activities
- Maintaining and updating professional knowledge by identification of own training and development needs, updating skills and attending relevant training courses as agreed with manager
- Responsibility for client relationships (level of responsibility appropriate to client category)
- Providing written material which is clear and concise and addresses the relevant issues
- Exercising appropriate judgement in providing conclusions and meaningful recommendation.
- It is a requirement that the person appointed will have the capacity to carry out any functions or combination of functions attaching to any Auditor.