Skip to content

Director, External Audit of Financial Statements

This job is no longer available

National Audit Office
23 February 2012
23 March 2012
London or Newcastle
Job Function
Contract Type
£76-£90k (more may be available for an exceptional candidate)

Further information

The National Audit Office (NAO) is the external auditor for all government departments and a wide range of other public sector bodies. Our role is to scrutinise public spending on behalf of Parliament and to apply our unique perspective to help drive lasting improvement in public services. We do this through our financial audit of some 460 financial statements and through the 60 value-for-money reports we produce each year, as well as through other non-statutory work.

We are looking to appoint a high calibre, CCAB qualified professional to lead a challenging programme of audit work involving external audit of financial statements. This will include audit of the National Offender Management Service and a new client body, Probation Trusts, for which we have taken responsibility following the government’s decision to abolish the Audit Commission. Experience of auditing these particular bodies is not required – but the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the experience, leadership, intellectual capability and skills to deliver high performance and to contribute to the wider success of the NAO. Experience of audit must be current.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a prestigious organisation with a national and international reputation for delivering high quality audits across a wide spectrum of government activity.

The closing date for applications is 16th March 2012.

Applications are particularly welcome from ethnic minority candidates as these groups are under-represented in our senior grades

National Audit Office

We're using cookies on this site. Cookies store information that is necessary for this site to work well.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your internet enabled device by most websites that you visit. They are widely used and allow website owners to track your activity on their site in order to improve your experience whilst using that website.

How do we use cookies on this site?

Please read our Privacy policy for more information on the cookies we use on this site.

How do I block cookies?

You can delete or block cookies for this site by changing your web browser settings or preferences.

Please be aware that some features on this website will not work without cookies enabled.