Jersey’s first Comptroller and Auditor General will work with the Public Accounts Committee and will commission audits of States accounts, the Social Security Funds and Health Insurance Fund.
The role is a key element of the new scrutiny system under ministerial government and will also involve scrutiny of States departments and bodies that get substantial funding from the States.
The advert on the front page of the jobs section of the Financial Times says it will require around two days’ work per week.
It is open to experienced accountants who have worked in the public sector, and if the successful applicant is not from Jersey, the States will pay for travel and accommodation.
The advert says: ‘This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced individual to join the States of Jersey in a senior role as we move to a ministerial government at the end of 2005.
The Comptroller and Auditor General will have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that public money is spent wisely and that effective financial controls are in place and are being exercised.’