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Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Professional Services
Dublin 1
Established in

About us

Our people are our most valuable resources as we rely on our highly qualified and professional skills and experience to carry out public audit. We recognise the need to support and invest in the development of our people as individuals and we want work experience with the Office to be personally fulfilling and career enhancing. We are committed to investing in our people and building a positive, diverse and innovative workplace. Our mission is to add as much value as we can to public service in Ireland through the provision of high quality audit services, focused on improving the use of public money and resources, and strengthening public accountability. Our public audit role covers 285 sets of financial statements and accounts produced by public bodies. Together, those bodies have financial transactions that total over €270 billion of public money each year. Our core focus is to support the process whereby public bodies and decision makers are held to account in respect of the use of public resources by providing independent assurance in relation to financial management, financial performance, governance and propriety in the conduct of public business, and value for money within public services. We also seek to add value to the organisations we audit through the provision of recommendations backed by clear evidence, not just in respect of their individual performance but also with regard to identifying crosscutting themes and good practice in the use of public resources.

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What employees say

“It’s great that Office provides me with the support I need to be able to continue on with the exams including flexible hours, paid tuition, study and exam leave. Having these supports means I can structure my studies and work around my family needs.

I’m now 2 exams away from finishing the ACCA exams and once I do I will be able to apply to step up a grade to Auditor and take on more responsibility.”

Leigh Walsh
Trainee Auditor, Reporting Division
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People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.

I'm proud to tell others I work here.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their gender.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

People here are treated fairly regardless of their age.

When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.

Word from the top

We’re delighted to be newly certified as a Great Place to Work. Congratulations to everyone in the organisation for contributing to the strong team ethos and supportive, inclusive culture that we work hard to maintain, especially during the pandemic. It is wonderful to have this recognised. Our people are justifiably proud of the important role we play in enhancing accountability for the public finances. The insights gained from the Great Place to Work process will help us in this work, as we look to further strengthen our culture.

Colette Drinan
Secretary and Director of Audit
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Career and jobs

Application tips

The people who join OCAG come for the challenge and the potential to improve and strengthen public accountability. OCAG is more than a place to work, it’s a place to think, grow and make a difference.

We undertake regular recruitment campaigns to look for people who wish to join a professional, dedicated and highly skilled workforce to serve the public through out work and supporting the public accountability process.


Any queries in relation to recruitment to the Office can be sent to the Human Resources Unit at



01 678 8438
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