Tynwald Auditor General

Location
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
19 May 2021
Closes
17 Jun 2021
Hours
Full Time

We are looking to appoint the Isle of Man’s first Tynwald Auditor General.

If you have excellent knowledge and experience of accountancy and audit, this unique opportunity could be for you.

This position is for a term of 5 years, with eligibility for re-appointment.

About the role

In this newly created position, you will be responsible for the audit of all Isle of Man Government Departments, Boards and Offices. You will provide Tynwald (the Parliament of the Isle of Man) with independent assurance that the public finances of the Isle of Man are being regulated, controlled, supervised and accounted for appropriately.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across Government, you will establish a trusted and innovative audit system that champions good governance and the wise use of public money.

Within the role, you will consider and report on:

  • General corporate governance arrangements
  • Economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the way resources are used i.e. value for money
  • Effectiveness of internal controls

What can this role offer me?

As this is a new post, you will have the opportunity to shape and develop the office using your expertise and skill to set strategic direction and operational delivery.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of shaping the Island’s future – enabling it to succeed and grow; your work will ensure that resources are effectively used, and that value for money is achieved across Government.   

It is envisaged that this will be a full time position but this is negotiable, and as an equal opportunities employer we will consider flexible working arrangements.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who holds an appropriate accountancy qualification, with significant knowledge of accountancy and audit, who also has experience of conducting value for money inspections. Experience in the public sector will be especially relevant.

In this exciting but challenging role, you will need the skills to balance conflicting pressures and make considered decisions.

You will need to build a wide range of relationships with politicians and with senior officers within Tynwald and across Government. The ability to influence effectively and to communicate clearly will be key to your success.

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job pack, alternatively contact the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office on 01624 685500.

A provisional assessment centre date of 17th June and an interview date of 18th June has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

Application for this post will be accepted up to midnight on the closing date: 14th June. Please send your cv and application letter explaining your motivation for applying and demonstrating your suitability for the post to: r.phillips@tynwald.org.im or to: The Clerk of Tynwald, Secretary to the Selection Committee (Tynwald Auditor General), Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 3PW.