• Audit Director (Accounts)
    £81,598 - £101,432 (pay band C)
    Salary on appointment is at the minimum of the range

About this job


About the role

Audit Wales is looking to recruit an Audit Director (Accounts)

As a Director within Audit Services, you would be accountable to the Executive Director for Audit Services and to the Auditor General for Wales. The collective Director Team supports the Executive Leadership Team by providing strategic leadership and direction across the organisation. The appointee will model the values and behaviours that underpin Audit Wales, motivate colleagues through a culture of coaching and development and bring the dynamism and strategic leadership needed to realise their potential as a driver of improvement in Welsh public services. Our Audit Services employment model is as follows:

  • Financial Audit – 160 staff comprised of 5 Accounts Audit Directors (to include this vacant role); 19 Audit Managers; 17 Audit Leads; plus, Senior Auditors, Auditors, Trainees, Data Analysts, and Apprentices
  • Performance Audit – 57 staff comprised of 3 Performance Audit Directors, 12 Audit Managers; 22 Audit Leads; plus, Senior Auditors and a Performance Support Officer. 

Who are Audit Wales 

Audit Wales is the independent public sector audit body within Wales. We hold a unique position within the Welsh public sector, where our role is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is being managed well through our annual audit of public sector accounts. 
  • Explain how public money is being used and how it meets people’s needs through our Value for Money studies. 
  • Inspire and empower those with whom we work to continuously improve by sharing initiatives and best practice.

 Working for us 

Audit Wales is a dynamic and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture. We’re passionate about working with the Welsh public sector and making a difference to local communities. 

We’re flexible – We work smarter; providing choices of how, when and where individuals and teams deliver their work – we trust you in making the right choice to deliver the task in hand while supporting you in your individual circumstances, be that caring responsibilities or managing disabilities. 

We’ve got excellent terms - We genuinely care about our people and about providing an environment that encourages a positive work-life balance through our 35-hour working week, and our 33 days annual leave per annum (exclusive of public bank holidays).  You can also purchase, sell, and put leave in the ‘bank’ to enable extended holidays.  

We invest in our people - We’re advocates for personal and professional development and invest in our people to fulfil their career aspirations to be the best they can be. We offer a generous training package which is complimented by a blended approach of structured and unstructured learning.  From our successful mentoring and coaching scheme to our LinkedIn Learning licenses we give staff the opportunity to learn at times and in ways that suit them. 

We have excellent benefits - Alongside our generous salary package, we offer all employees opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme which is considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.  Our staff benefits also include a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and the option to obtain a vehicle through our beneficial lease scheme among many more.  

We’re proud to be accredited - We are a proud Top 10 Working Families accredited employer and have achieved Living Wage status. 

We’re growing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we work in and the skills, experiences, and perspectives they offer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are also a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. 

Find out more 

You can find out more about the responsibilities, skills and experience required for the role in the job description. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Derwyn Owen on 02920 320500.  

Closing date for applications is midnight 20 November 2023. Please note, there will be a two-stage selection process for this position. Following a sift of your on-line application successful candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment comprising of an interview and staff panel.

When applying online please remember to press the continue button following submission of your application – once you have done this you will receive an acknowledgement to confirm your application has been submitted. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact our Human Resources team immediately on 02920 320500 or via HRandPayroll@audit.wales 

Please note, we are not able to sponsor work visas. 

Closing Date

  • 23/11/2023
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