We're recruiting experienced professionals

Audit Scotland office

At Audit Scotland we all share a belief that public money should be spent wisely, knowing our work makes a real difference to the lives of Scotland’s people.

New and increasing responsibilities mean we need to grow, making sure we have the capacity to deliver exceptional service. It also means we are changing the ways in which we work with lots of opportunities for staff to develop new skills and get involved in new areas of work. And we’re looking for talented, experienced professionals to come and join us.

We have a number of career opportunities at professional, lead professional and senior managerial levels that will offer you the chance to be part of a team that helps create a better Scotland.

Find out more about working at Audit Scotland:

About the roles

We’re looking for a range of backgrounds and experiences so we can combine the very best expertise across a range of disciplines. Of course, experience of financial or performance auditing is valuable, but not everyone who joins us needs to have this before they arrive - we offer excellent opportunities for learning and development once you are here. We also place a real emphasis on effective people management, enabling and engaging individuals and teams to make a great contribution. In return, we offer a range of other benefits.

Senior Manager

Senior manager staff

The variety of work means there’s rarely a dull moment

What it involves:

  • leading multiple audit teams to make complex audit judgements
  • delivering a portfolio of high quality performance and Best Value auditing work
  • managing relationships with key stakeholders at the highest levels
  • developing our forward work programme

Salary range: £55k to £62k

Hear from our staff

Tom Reid

I joined in 2005 as a trainee and since then I’ve been promoted into various roles, most recently as a Senior audit manager. I’ve worked with clients in the local government, NHS, central government and further education sectors. 

The variety of work means there’s rarely a dull moment. I particularly value the opportunities I’ve been given to experience different types of work. This includes working with other inspection agencies and assisting the Kosovo National Audit Office. 

Tom Reid, Senior Manager

Audit Manager/Senior Auditor

Audit manager staff

One of the highlights is seeing our work make a difference

What it involves:

  • managing and conducting a range of complex financial, performance or Best Value auditing work
  • making audit judgements
  • overseeing and managing the work of the team

Salary range: £39k to £49k

Hear from our staff

Rebecca Seidel

I’ve worked on audits in areas ranging from the fire and rescue service to renewable energy and Scotland’s new financial powers. The variety of work means no one day is the same!

For me, the highlights include working with talented people who are committed to supporting improvements in public services, meeting the people who deliver and receive these services, and seeing our work make a difference.

Rebecca Seidel, Audit Manager

Auditor/Audit Officer

Auditor staff

There's scope to experience a lot of different subject areas

What it involves:

  • researching, analysing and auditing financial and non-financial data and other evidence
  • applying professional skills and experience
  • formulating audit judgements

Salary range: £25k to £33k

Hear from our staff

Derek Hoy

As well as working on performance audits and a Best Value Assurance Report I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to developing our work programme and get involved in some corporate initiatives. 

There is scope to experience a lot of different subject areas or, if you prefer, focus on a particular area of interest.

Derek Hoy, Auditor

About us

The last two years have seen unprecedented change in Scotland, the UK and internationally, with less than a year to go until the UK formally leaves the EU and continuing pressures on public services. With more change to come and a fair amount of uncertainty public audit has never been more important. Find out more about the work we do below.

our work

What we do

We audit 224 bodies across the public sector, including central government and the Scottish Parliament, local councils, NHS bodies and further education colleges.

Financial devolution

Financial devolution in Scotland

We've undertaken a range of work looking at how devolution is changing the landscape for public finances, and how well key bodies are preparing to manage Scotland’s new powers.

Health and social care

Transforming health and social care in Scotland

Our ehub includes reports we've done around health and social care integration as well as an animation and other resources.

Early learning and childcare

Early learning and childcare

Following on from our report earlier this year on early learning and childcare in Scotland, we produced a video and parent's guide explaining what's available.

Interested in applying?

Visit our jobs application website at the links below for more details about the skills, knowledge and experience we're looking for and how to apply:

Senior Audit Manager

Audit Manager / Senior Auditor

Auditor / Audit Officer

The closing date for applications is midnight on 28 May.

And if you have any questions,you can contact us at 0131 625 1646 or email careers@audit-scotland.gov.uk.

how to apply