The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland

Appointment Opportunity

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (the Assembly Commission) is seeking to identify a person for appointment as the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (Comptroller and Auditor General).

The role of the Comptroller and Auditor General was established under the Exchequer and Audit Act (Northern Ireland) 1921. The Northern Ireland Act 1998 provides for the appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor General by Her Majesty on the nomination of the Northern Ireland Assembly (the Assembly).

The Comptroller and Auditor General is the head of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (the NIAO) and is responsible for:

  • authorising the issue of money from the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund to enable Northern Ireland Departments to meet their necessary expenditure, and for ensuring that there are adequate arrangements for the collection of revenue; and
  • the external audit of central government bodies in Northern Ireland, including Northern Ireland departments and their executive agencies and a wide range of other public sector bodies, including executive non-departmental public bodies and health and social care bodies. The Comptroller and Auditor General undertakes financial audit and value for money audit and reports the results of their work to the Assembly.

It is anticipated that those applicants selected for interview will be invited to appear before a Selection Panel during the week beginning 10 January 2022. Second interviews, if deemed necessary by the Panel, will be held during week beginning 17 January 2022.

Please note that the deadline for completed applications expires at noon on 13 December 2021.

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you have completed a form and would like to view it or access the accompanying information in relation to the opportunity, you can do so through the links below: 

 

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