Assistant Auditor General, Financial Audit

Job Title: Assistant Auditor General, Financial Audit
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: 112000 - 180000
Reference: P0086
Contact Name: Thomas Brosz
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 10, 2019 21:58

Job Description

About us

VAGO play a pivotal role in holding the public sector to account by reviewing how effectively agencies deliver services and use public funds. We positively affect the lives of Victorians by examining government entities' effectiveness, reporting on inefficiencies, and recommending how to improve future performance.

What you'll do

This high-profile public role reports directly to the Victorian Auditor-General, who provides assurance to Parliament on the performance of the Victorian Public Sector. VAGO positively affect the lives of Victorians by examining government entities' effectiveness, reporting on inefficiencies, and recommending how to improve future performance.

This role works with a small team of senior executive leaders to craft and implement our strategic goals, business planning, risk identification/mitigation, stakeholder and media management and resourcing activities.

You'll be the peak authority leading over 90 direct staff along with a large cohort of outsourced audit services providers. You'll oversee the Financial Audit division's operations by:

  • Managing deliverables by monitoring and calibrating outputs, systems, resources and budgets
  • Addressing contentious issues related to audits, Parliamentary reports, organisational strategies and people management
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of audit methodology and processes
  • Identify and mitigate short, medium and long-term risks
  • Improving team and individual performance by providing guidance, coaching and mentoring to your people, empowering them to reach their full potential

On occasion, you may also be sworn-in as Acting Auditor-General or Acting Deputy Auditor-General.

To review the detailed role requirements, please download the position description or call Thomas Brosz on 03 8601 1638 for a confidential discussion.

About You

You're driven, pro-active and self-motivated with a history of achievement at leadership level in complex external financial audit environments.

Your background may include executive leadership roles in global private sector backgrounds with experience working on projects with significant public interest.

In addition, or alternatively, you may have exposure in public sector audit leadership roles at a state, provincial or national level in Australia or other countries with similar audit and assurance standards.

With advanced capabilities in strategic, operational, technical and people management activities, you operate effectively with a high degree of autonomy and delegated authority. Your experience includes playing a critical role in driving the transformation of business landscapes.

You build outstanding relationships with your people-centric approach and are a model of diplomatic and ethical leadership.

Proactive and with astute judgement skills, you are accomplished at managing advanced technical and sensitive projects and issues. These qualities complement your outstanding communication skills. You use these to provide clear and accurate direction and advice to stakeholders including Parliamentary and government leadership representatives.

You'll have tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce, Business, Finance, Science, Arts, Law or a related field, ideally at a postgraduate level.

Why Work With Us?

Executive roles at VAGO offer unique exposure and challenges by providing our team the opportunity to work with all levels of government and public/private partnering agencies.

Learning and development opportunities available may include executive coaching, Cranlana, technical training and soft-skill development.

We're committed to helping our people balance work and home life. VAGO executives are welcome to participate in flexible working arrangements aligned with operational requirements.

We're located in a modern facility with upgraded technology. Our office boasts easy access to transport and parking along with diverse retail, hospitality and entertainment venues.

How to Apply

Using the “Apply Now” button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter (1-2 pages) broadly outlining your experience in line with the Key Selection Criteria.

We're not about red tape, so a response to selection criteria isn't required.