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Internal Auditor, Falkland Islands Government

04 June 2019 @ 12:00
Employer: Falkland Islands Government
Location: Stanley, East Falkland
Salary: £30,203 - £39,959 per annum
Industry: Public sector
JobType: Internal Auditor
Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term for 2-4 years in the first instance
Closing date: Expired


 The Falkland Islands Government is far from just an administration.  It provides a diversity of services to support our thriving community.  From provision of power and fresh drinking water, to building roads or carrying out scientific fisheries research, the Falkland Islands Government fulfils a variety of roles that make it the largest employer in the Islands.

The Internal Auditor is expected to support the Chief Internal Auditor in the delivery of the audit plan by performing risk based audits across the government’s broad range of services and providing assurance to key stakeholders. There will also be a need to conduct ad hoc reviews and investigations as required.



 As the successful candidate, you will have the following attributes:

  • At least 3-5 years internal audit experience.
  • A recognised internal audit or accounting qualification (CertIA, CIA or AAT) or be part–qualified CCAB.
  • Good, confident interpersonal skills.
  • Sound numeracy and verbal reasoning.
  • Ability to manage, plan and deliver own work, ensuring that changing short, medium and long-term demands and deadlines are met

Experience of working within the public sector would be an advantage, as would knowledge of IT auditing and / or Computer Audit Assisted Techniques.



  • A career-broadening opportunity in a unique natural environment.
  • Favourable tax regime.
  • Relocation grant.
  • 25% gratuity upon satisfactory completion of the contract.
  • 60 days leave over the course of the contract, with no maximum holiday length plus 10 public / government holidays per year.
  • Mid-contract flight allowance.


Job Purpose

To assist the Chief Internal Auditor in the delivery of the agreed audit plan, to ensure protection of all assets and interests and to promote efficiency, sound administration, best value for money and prevention of fraud.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Plan, undertake and report on a range of audits without supervision across all departments of FIG and external bodies as required.
  • Provide assistance to the Chief Internal Auditor in, or lead on, undertaking ad hoc audit work, research projects and investigations.
  • In all cases responsibilities will include discussion and negotiation with staff at all levels within FIG, preparation of systems documentation supported by appropriate documentary evidence and the preparation of draft reports.
  • Contribute statistical and performance information to the departmental and Directorate business plans.
  • Provide detailed advice and support to FIG Officers on compliance with Financial Instructions, Management Code and Best Practice.
  • Work with External Auditors to reduce duplication of effort and improve efficiency of both Internal and External Audit through joint working.
  • Participate in and, when required, lead projects as agreed with the Chief Internal Auditor, includingactive membership of corporate working groups.
  • Seek and build partnerships with officers in key departments.
  • Deputise for the Chief Internal Auditor in his absence.

The job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive definition of your duties. You shall undertake such additional or other duties as may reasonably be required by FIG commensurate with your role and grade.


How to Apply

For more information and to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our new recruitment website:


Applications close at 23.00 UK time on 7th July 2019.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.


Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.