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About Audit New Zealand

Who we are:

Audit New Zealand is the country’s leading public sector auditor. We help to create a high performing public sector, which New Zealanders can trust is working on their behalf.
In 2021, it has never been more important to have a public sector that people can have confidence in. From the time you start your career at Audit New Zealand, you’ll be gaining behind-the-scenes insights in to some of the country’s most important organisations.
We’re an inclusive, multicultural team with offices around the country, who are driven to make a difference.
The opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients allows you to take your first steps on an exciting career path that opens up a diverse range of opportunities. Alongside others from your year group, you’ll be creating a better future for yourself, your clients, and all New Zealanders.


What we offer you:

  • a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workplace;
  • from the beginning, you’ll be given responsibility and work on a diverse portfolio of clients across New Zealand;
  • a team environment where you’ll have ongoing support from your manager, mentor and year group;
  • fees paid, additional training, and paid study leave when you study and qualify as a Chartered Accountant;
  • a clear progression path with development opportunities at each level; and
  • time off in lieu for additional hours worked.

Does this sound like you?

You can apply for our Summer Internship Programme in your second-to-last year of study.
Our Graduate Programme is for students who are in their final year. We’re after people who:
  • want to become Chartered Accountants;
  • are passionate about making a difference to New Zealanders;
  • are confident communicators;
  • can grasp concepts quickly; and
  • are team players.
We’d love to hear from you.
Each year, I have the privilege of meeting our new interns and graduates, just as they’re beginning their auditing careers.
Choosing where to start your professional life is an important decision. We are one of the largest employers of aspiring Chartered Accountants, supporting you at every step to reach your full potential as you work across our seven offices throughout the country.
Everyone at Audit New Zealand understands the importance of supporting their colleagues to reach their full potential. Our status as a Recognised Training Employer with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand means we will help you progress from a high-calibre graduate into a well-rounded professional.
We employ more than 290 people at different stages of their careers, each making an important contribution to our role as the independent public sector auditor. Together, we work behind the scenes at hundreds of entities on the Auditor-General’s behalf. Our audit opinions help to reassure people that they can trust the   way public organisations use and manage their money.
In the following pages, some of our people talk about why this a great place to work. I began my own career at Audit New Zealand, and remember what it was like to arrive on my first day. In the following years, I received training and experience that led me to exciting opportunities. These include roles as the Director of Operations for the International Federation of Accountants in New York, and the President of Chartered   Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Here, we’re providing our people with great jobs and working towards a better future for all New Zealanders. I look forward to welcoming you to our team.

Stephen Walker

Executive Director