St Helena Government, Deputy Chief Auditor

Saint Helena (SH)
£55,000 plus tax-free international supplement (ranging £15,800 – £22,100 per annum)
23 Oct 2019
20 Nov 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Contract, Full time

St Helena Government offers an extraordinary opportunity for a senior audit manager to join the Audit St Helena and support the Chief Auditor in delivering the statutory external audit function.  This demanding but rewarding role will allow you to apply your professional expertise in external audit and make a major contribution to public accountability at a key time in the economic development of the Island.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.  With the opening of an international airport in 2017 there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg with onward international connections.

Reporting to the Chief Auditor you will manage the operations of the Audit St Helena with prime responsibility for leading the planning and delivery of financial and performance audits in accordance with international standards across a diverse portfolio of public sector bodies.  You will also lead the management of audit methodologies, systems and quality control.

As a qualified accountant you will have proven experience in managing ISA compliant external audits ideally in a public sector environment.  With strong practice management skills you will be confident in managing resources to deliver audit engagements to time and quality standards.  You will also know how to engage with clients to maintain effective communication and provide technical leadership adding value to the statutory audit process.

In addition to salary we offer an extensive benefits package including tax-free international supplement, relocation allowance, fare-paid return travel and intra-contract leave, and contribution to pension.

Please download the application forms which can be found attched here or at or you may contact Kedell Worboys, SHG UK Representative on +44 203 818 7610 or email: [email protected] or Phil Sharman, Chief Auditor on +290 22111 or e-mail: [email protected]

Applications must include the completed application form and sent by email by clicking the 'Apply' button and received by the closing date of Wednesday 20 November 2019. Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.