Our structure

The Controller and Auditor-General is appointed by the Governor-General. He reports to Parliament (not the Government), through the Speaker of the House and the Officers of Parliament Committee.

The Controller and Auditor-General has two business units (and a network of auditing firms working under contract) to carry out his work. The two business units are the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand (see auditnz.parliament.nz for more information about the in-house provider of financial audits). 

The Office of the Auditor-General (this site) does the corporate work, produces reports, advises Parliament's select committees, shares good practice, promotes integrity, sets auditing standards, checks audit quality, collects and analyses data, and carries out research. (See What we do for more information.)

Office of the Auditor-General

There are seven teams in the Office of the Auditor-General:

One Corporate Services Group supports both the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand.

Leadership Team

The Office of the Auditor-General's Leadership Team is made up of the Auditor-General, the Deputy Auditor-General, and each of the Assistant Auditors-General.

The Leadership Team meets twice every month. It considers all business and work programme matters. The Executive Director of Audit New Zealand attends to ensure that information flows easily and regularly between the Office of the Auditor-General and Audit New Zealand.

Page last updated: 14 June 2024