Senior Auditor

Job Summary

Department: Office of the Auditor General

Salary: $50976- $60480

Grade: R22 - R16

Allowances: Transport Allowance is $4,800 per annum (provided that applicant owns and uses motor vehicle for work purposes). (non-taxable)

Deadline Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018

Days Left: 1

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Senior Auditor within the Office of the Auditor General.




The Senior Auditor will be responsible for performing specific duties assigned and assisting the Audit Manager with team management, development of work plans, identifying auditing issues, determining possible solutions and providing guidance to junior members of staff.  Work to be performed in line with the Annual Audit Operational Plans and in accordance with relevant auditing standards and guidelines. 




  • To provide professional and technical assistance to staff members and assist the Audit Manager in planning and coordinating audit engagements.


  • To perform a full range of professional auditing assignments using considerable independent judgment while providing sufficient and appropriate evidence to substantiate all findings.




  • Assists Audit Manager in producing assignment plans; specify the assignment objectives and detailing the required audit tasks for each identified assignment in accordance with the Annual Audit Operational Plan, in harmony with audit standards, the audit approach and time budget.


  • Supervise team members during field assignments and in the absence of the Audit Manager by providing guidance, advice and training on matters relating to the audit to ensure that the quality of the audit is in compliance with the office’s standards.

  • Carries out complex audit assignments by performing various auditing techniques in a variety of government departments, agencies, statutory bodies, and undertakes segments of special assignments, studies and enquiries in order that the Auditor General may comply with responsibilities set out in the Montserrat Constitution Order 2010.

  • Identify weaknesses in junior staff performance and suggest training needs for staff development.  Officer also expected to conduct on the job training activities to satisfactorily ensure timely completion of audit assignments.
  • Perform specific audit tasks or areas of work, and undertake any programme of professional audit and accounting training.  Training refers to continuous professional development which could include that provided in-house, attendance at overseas workshops/seminars, work attachments or pursuing courses with professional bodies via the internet.


  • Organize work and outputs to achieve timely completion of each audit assignment and the Annual Audit Operational Plan.


  • Communicate at the appropriate time the results of audit work, including reports to management on problems encountered in carrying out audit assignments, and recommendations for adjustments in the Audit Plan to secure achievable action.


  • Provide guidance to junior auditors by answering any work related questions posed, liaising with clients on junior auditors’ behalf and reviewing their completed working papers to ensure that audits are conducted efficiently and work submitted to the supervisor provides the relevant details of the audit findings in the prescribed format.


  • Assists in the development of staff competences by facilitating on-the-job and in-house training to ensure that the office is equipped with adequately skilled personnel.


  • To keep abreast of current developments in the accounting and auditing profession and to ensure that this knowledge is imparted to the staff through on-the-job training.


  • Perform any other audit related work as may be assigned by the Audit Manager or audit management.




    The applicant must:-


  • Have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management or any other related discipline from a recognized University.




  • Completed the Diploma level of a professional accounting qualification e.g. CIPFA- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounts, ACCA-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, CIMA- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, AICPA-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or equivalent.  




  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (Accounts) - two (2) years must be in a supervisory position.


  • Have good knowledge of government and commercial finance, relevant regulations, current audit procedures and be able to exercise professional judgment.


  • Possess excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.


  • Have excellent analytical skills.


  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to relate to staff at every level in the Public Service.


  • Be computer literate with good knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programmes.





Appointment will be made on a contractual basis.





Basic salary is in the scale R22 - 16, that is, EC$50,976 - EC$60,480 per annum (taxable).


Transport Allowance is $4,800 per annum (provided that applicant owns and uses motor vehicle for work purposes). (non-taxable)




Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.


Applicants must provide all of the following information:


  • A completed Application Form with a covering letter

    A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 

    NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview

    A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

    Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees


    Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.



    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.


    The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 13th November, 2018.


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