Job Details
  • Reference392865A_1653362458
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Senior Auditor on a contract for 3 months .

About the Role:

Each year the department conducts around 80 audits of financial statements and limited assurance engagements on statements of performance across diverse sectors including infrastructure, transport, utilities, health, education, insurance, justice, treasury and superannuation. Such a dynamic and diverse portfolio places department in a unique position to offer employees unparalleled audit experience.

The auditing methodology used by the department is one that is used by middle tier and large accounting and assurance firms across the world.

The Senior Auditor under the guidance of the Assistant Director, and/or Director is responsible for:

  • planning and completing assigned audits of financial statements and reporting the results of these audits, including the supervision of audit teams consisting of auditors, contractors and consultants;
  • delivering high quality work that is efficiently completed in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards and the department financial audit methodology;
  • assisting in the effective administration of the department as required; and
  • maintaining effective and constructive relationships with auditees and providing professional and technical audit and accounting advice.

The Senior Auditor is expected to give a high priority to:

  • assist in ensuring that assigned audits of financial statements are completed in accordance with the audit work plan, approved budgets, timetables and Australian Auditing Standards and financial audit methodology used by the department;
  • supervise staff on assigned audits of financial statements and provide coaching and performance feedback to staff under their supervision;
  • development of advice on accounting and auditing standards and concepts, methods and techniques;
  • implementing the values of the department by exhibiting standards of behaviour and integrity which accord with these values; and
  • applying respect, equity and diversity principles, workplace health and safety and participative work practices and principles to the work practices of the department.

The Senior Auditor may also assist in the:

  • conduct of performance audits and investigations; and
  • conduct of corporate management functions including staff development and training, procurement and contract management, office computer systems and other corporate and administrative activities

Key Selection Criteria


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).

Abilities, Experience and Standard of Work Performance

  • Professional background and work experience that demonstrate a practical understanding of accounting and auditing skills supplemented with the knowledge of, and experience in, financial audit methods and the application of accounting and auditing standards and concepts.
  • Aptitude for analytical, research and investigatory work; including initiative and ability to acquire quickly a sound knowledge of unfamiliar subject matter.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to prepare clear, concise reports on complex issues, and the ability to represent the department Office in negotiations on sensitive and contentious issues.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong internal and external working relationships to support the vision and goals of the department, including the ability to work with people from different backgrounds with varying skills and experience and to assist in team building.

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.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.