Office of the Auditor General
Financial Audit
Principal Auditor and Audit Manager
Pool Ref L5 L6 FA Dec 19
L5, L6, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019, $88,047 to $112,590 pa + 9.5% Superannuation

Are you up for the challenge of public sector audit?

The Office of the Auditor General for Western Australia is an independent agency reporting directly to Parliament on public sector accountability and performance. We are the largest and most complex external audit practice in WA and are able to offer unique opportunities to our talented people. We have an Australia-wide reputation for excellence and are a key source of independent and objective information for Parliament and the community.

The Financial Audit unit provides Parliament with audit opinions on the financial statements, controls and key performance indicators of State government agencies, and provides audit opinions on the annual financial reports of local government entities to the Minister, Councils and CEOs.

With 180 Public Sector Agencies and 148 local government entities, there is significant variety in assignments.

We are expanding our auditing activities into the forensic sphere and are looking for people with experience in forensic accounting and fraud investigations, as well as data analytics and business intelligence. Please specify these skillsets and interests on your application.

Audit Managers:

Audit managers lead and manage assurance audit teams and compile audit information and review evaluations to provide for the completion of assurance and compliance audits of public sector entities.

Ideal applicants will have a relevant financial qualification and full membership of a relevant professional accounting body, as well as:

  • experience auditing financial statements and interpreting and applying accounting and audit standards
  • experience managing external financial audits and teams
  • demonstrated organisational, relationship building and interpersonal skills.

Principal Auditors:

Principal Auditors plan, conduct and report on the audits of financial statements, controls and key performance indicators.

Ideal applicants will have a relevant financial qualification; and have substantially completed a relevant professional accounting body qualification, as well as:

  • experience auditing financial statements and interpreting and applying accounting and audit standards
  • experience leading external financial audits
  • strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

We have a number of full time positions, permanent and fixed term with the possibility of extension or permanency, available for immediate filling in Financial Audit. Offers will be made based on competitive suitability for roles.

This selection process may also be used to appoint to similar vacancies that occur in the Office within the next 6 months.

Sound interesting? Here’s how to apply:

Provide a current, comprehensive CV and a 2 page statement that:

  • clearly demonstrates the skills and experience you will transfer into this role
  • defines what makes you the ideal applicant – as outlined above
  • includes 1 or more examples that best supports your ability to achieve this.

You must provide evidence of your essential qualifications and the names of 2 referees to gain an interview. Referees will only be contacted for recommended applicants, after interviews.

For further information regarding this position please contact Don Cunninghame on 0400 162 768. Please note that our office will close from Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020, inclusive.

This position closes on Monday, 3 February 2020 at 12:00pm (noon).

Late and pro-forma applications will not be accepted

Applicants are encouraged to apply on line by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen.

The OAG is an equal opportunity employer that supports a work life balance

WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
CLOSING DATE: 2020-02-03 12:00 PM