Assistant Director, Financial Audit
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 25 November 2019

Classification: Audit Manager
Salary: $109,329 - $117,880
Position No: 42826
Directorate: ACT Audit Office
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 November 2019
Contact Officer: Rosario San Miguel on rosario.sanmiguel@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 0905

Vision: An accountable and highly performing ACT Public Sector
Role: To provide an independent view to the ACT Legislative Assembly and the community on the accountability, efficiency and effectiveness of the ACT Public Sector.
Values: Independence, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect, Learning and Innovation.
The ACT Auditor-General is an independent Officer of the ACT Legislative Assembly. The ACT Audit Office supports the Auditor-General in carrying out the functions of the Office, with a view to promoting public accountability in the public administration of the Australian Capital Territory.
The ACT Audit Office conducts independent financial and performance audits on ACT Government agencies and entities that receive ACT Government funding or resources. The results of these audits are reported to the ACT Legislative Assembly and the community.
The ACT Audit Office is seeking suitable applicants with the highest level of personal integrity and excellent accounting, audit, information technology, investigatory, communication and interpersonal skills to join the financial audit team.  The Assistant Director under the guidance of the Director, and/or Senior Director is responsible for:
  • planning, managing and coordinating the completion of audits of financial statements and reporting the results of these audits; including leading and managing audit teams consisting of auditors, contractors and consultants;
  • delivering high quality work that is efficiently completed in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards and the ACT Audit Office’s financial audit methodology;
  • assisting in the effective administration of the ACT Audit Office as required; and
  • maintaining effective and constructive relationships with auditees and providing professional and technical audit and accounting advice.
The ACT Audit Office offers a range of flexible working conditions including the ability to work from home to balance staff circumstances with the needs of the Office. The Office makes significant investment in developing and supporting staff by providing them with learning and development opportunities including a career path. Staff are also provided with training and support to obtain relevant professional post-graduate qualifications.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Qualifications - Relevant tertiary professional accounting, audit, data analytics and information technology qualifications are highly desirable. Completion, or progress towards completion, of relevant professional post-graduate qualifications is also highly desirable (e.g. CPA, CA and CISA).
Position of Trust - All ACT employees are required to undergo employment screening. This position is a Position of Trust 1 and therefore, if you are selected for this position you will be required to gain and maintain a Baseline National Security Clearance.
Note: The conditions of employment of staff members are those contained in the ACT Public Sector Management Act 1994 and related Public Sector Management Standards, except as provided for in the ‘ACT Public Service Administrative and Related Classifications Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021’.
Note: The position is classified at the ACT Audit Office - Audit Manager classification. New staff will be offered a salary of between $109,329 to $117,880, plus employer superannuation contributions and other conditions of service.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter of no more than 1,000 words outlining your relevant Skills, Knowledge Experience against the Selection Criteria. Applicants are also asked to provide a current curriculum vitae and provide the names and contact details of two referees (one referee who is a current/recent supervisor and one referee who is a staff member who reports to you). Referees will be contacted with your prior approval.
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