Jersey Audit Office Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General
in 2005, the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) is required
to provide the States with independent assurance that the public finances of
Jersey are being regulated, controlled, supervised and accounted for in
accordance with the Law. The remit of the C&AG includes the audit of
financial statements and wider consideration of public funds including internal
financial control, value for money and corporate governance.
The Jersey Audit Office is now well established
and valued, respected for its important contribution to public service in the
States of Jersey. At the midway point in the term of office for the current
C&AG, excellent foundations are in place, but there is much still to do and
the Office is committed to ensuring that public audit is robust, defensible and
fit for purpose, both now and in the future. What this means is the continued
maturation and maximisation of relevant capabilities to ensure that the Office
is as self-sufficient as it can be; practicing what it preaches to operate with
independence and efficiency to deliver best value from investment.
There is now a requirement to appoint a
new Deputy C&AG. Given the strong foundations and practices already in
place, the appointee will be tasked with the continuous improvement of the
office’s performance; specifically the development of the team, the leadership
of relationships with some key external partners, and contribution to relevant
public audit networks and communities elsewhere. Whilst this will be a highly
visible and senior role, and credibility will be critical, broader advisory and
general leadership capability will take priority over technical expertise, and
there is flexibility to consider those without an accountancy qualification.
What candidates must have, is an understanding and experience of public audit.
The new Deputy C&AG must be a true
deputy, able to stand in for the C&AG as required. A personable and
effective contextual leader, they will operate with authority, securing respect
at all levels internally and externally to secure support for a continuous
improvement agenda. A nurturing and developmental team leader with an eye for
talent, they will also be adept at eliciting outstanding performance from experts,
proving contextual and developmental leadership to this end.
This is an exciting time to join a high performing audit
office, building on excellent progress to deliver even more value to the States
of Jersey and its people. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we look
forward to hearing from you.
Given the current constitution, the
Jersey Audit Office is not able to make permanent appointments, and all staff
are contracted to provide services on an annual hours basis. However, the
contract is open ended and has a notice period; notably, the last Deputy
C&AG was in situ for ten years.
The role is specified at 120 (or a
maximum of 130) days per annum for £85,854, so there is an expectation that the
appointee may combine this role with other logged
and recorded commitments; another
fractional role or one or two portfolio roles. It can also be managed around
other personal commitments if required, such as school holidays.
The role is location independent and may
be fulfilled by a resident of Jersey, or by an individual who lives on the
mainland. It is important to note that the Jersey Audit Office cannot relocate
any individual to the Island. Travel to
the Island is required on an ad hoc basis as part of the contract with out of
pocket travel expenses covered by the Office.
For an informal discussion
about the role, contact our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson: Russell
Brandon on +44 (0) 1962 864124 or Stephanie Wilson, Partner on 07880 382745.
Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Sara
Prescott at email@example.com
Closing date: 12:00,
Friday 9 June 2023
For more information please visit https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe98906/Jersey-Audit-Office-Deputy-Comptroller--Auditor-General/.
« Return to Adverts