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Assistant Auditor-general

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

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Full Job Description
Assistant Auditor-General - Audit (357051)

Tasmanian Audit Office
Office of the Auditor General
Financial Audit Services

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 9

Salary: $150,655.00 to $166,663.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
Region: South
Location: Hobart

Please submit a two page response to the selection criteria to be considered for this position

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight - flexible options available.

In conjunction with the Auditor-General and other Assistant Auditors-General - Audit, establish and deliver the Office’s audit program, including optimal resource allocation, effective management of contracted audits, and the provision of expert advice and guidance to staff.
Provide authoritative and expert information and recommendations on the outcomes of audits to the Auditor-General, clients and Parliament.
Ensure the Office’s audits are completed within agreed timeframes, budgets standards of performance and accountability.
Provide audit teams and individuals with regular constructive feedback and direction through timely reviews of their work against planned procedures and standards, signing-off as necessary in the audit file, and manage performance in accordance with the Office’s performance management system, including under performance.
Critically examine and analyse reports prepared by staff or contractors to ensure their accuracy and ability to withstand Parliamentary, agency and community scrutiny. Sign auditor’s reports as delegated by the Auditor-General.
Research and clearly articulate highly complex and challenging concepts and emerging issues in the form of written reports and presentations related to audits, accounting and auditing standards, discussion papers and generally accepted accounting practice. Assist in resolving any significant differences of opinion between the Office and audit clients.
Maintain and refine audit methodologies used by the Office, ensuring they are efficient and effective, contemporary and in compliance with audit and assurance standards and other professional pronouncements issued by the Australia Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.
Understand and determine the range of information technology and computer systems relevant to current and future business needs. Utilise current information technology and computer systems to complete audit work, analyse data and prepare reports.
Prepare reports to Parliament on the outcomes of audits which may impact on government policy, operations of public sector entities and the wider Tasmanian community.
Manage networks of other experts, professionals, executive management and clients to establish a rapport based on professional relationships and respect for roles and responsibilities.
Provide significant input into the development of the Office’s strategic and business plans, resource allocation, risk management and performance management. Implement strategies and actions to facilitate the achievement of the strategic objectives of the Office.
Represent the Office with expert authority at State and National level, including liaising with other agencies on the development of financial and performance reporting guidance or instructions issued to State entities, as required.
Model high standards of professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the Office’s values and provide leadership and guidance to influence and shape the Office’s culture consistent with these standards.
Essential Requirements

A tertiary qualification at degree level in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, plus

(Completion of a recognised accounting/auditing certificate program, that includes either three years supervised/mentored practical experience or five years unsupervised practical experience in accounting/auditing); OR
(Either three years supervised/mentored practical experience or five years unsupervised practical experience in a relevant discipline.)
Pre-employment Checks

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this position is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

Conviction checks in the following; Arson and fire setting; Violent crimes and crimes against the person; Sex-related offences; Drug and alcohol related offences; Crimes involving dishonesty; Crimes involving deception; Making false declarations; Malicious damage and destruction to property; Serious traffic offences; Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice; Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power; Crimes involving Conspiracy.
Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
Identification check.
Desirable Requirements

A strong understanding of accountability arrangements and all aspects of the activities of Government and of State Entities including Agencies, Government Business Enterprises, State Owned Corporations, other public bodies and Local Government Authorities.

A Driver’s Licence is desirable.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (357051) Assistant Auditor-General Audit.DOCX

Tasmanian Audit Office - Short Form Application FAQs.DOCX

How to apply

Post your application with the following application form to:
Human Resources
Tasmanian Audit Office
GPO Box 825

For more information

Ric De Santi
Deputy Auditor-General & Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 0419 550 171