Senior Manager - Audit Quality

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Department: Vic Auditor-General Office
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/P0191
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $125,893 - $147,184
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OAG - PD - 6.1 - Senior Manager Audit Quality .pdf (PDF, 267KB)

Contact: Gian Rinaldo

Position Details

Who we are

Our Vision

Better lives for Victorians through our insights and influence

Our Purpose

Helping Parliament hold government to account and assisting the public sector to improve its performance

Living the VAGO

Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, Innovation

What we do
The Auditor-General provides assurance to Parliament on the accountability and performance of the Victorian public sector.
To achieve this, VAGO annually conducts over 530 financial audits and numerous performance audits across a diverse range of portfolios including infrastructure, transport, health and social services, education, water, local government, insurance, justice, treasury and superannuation. Such a broad range of portfolios allows our people to gain unrivalled audit experience working throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. 
Our people
Our organisation is filled with people who love what they do, enact change and uphold our values. We are a workforce of highly motivated, empathetic and collaborative people, who encourage innovation and knowledge sharing. 
We strive to build and maintain an inclusive workplace that brings out the best in our people. We encourage and celebrate our diversity, and actively support work life balance and flexibility across all our roles. 
Our structure
We have two audit portfolios within VAGO: Performance Audit and Financial Audit. Our audit support function is split into the Office of the Auditor-General and Corporate Services.

Why work with us

  • To improve the lives of all Victorians by helping drive government accountability 
  • Challenging and impactful work that helps ensure government integrity 
  • To work where you want, when you want with our cutting edge Better Normal Principles 
  • A comprehensive office set-up at your home 
  • Purpose designed office facilities at the Paris end of Collins Street 
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities 
  • Flexible hours and accrued flexi-time 
  • Career mobility opportunities for growth and development 
  • A unique, progressive, people-focussed culture 
  • Generous leave conditions  

What you'll do

Audit Quality (AQ) Managers at VAGO are dynamic, adaptable leaders accredited by Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA) or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). AQ Managers motivate and coach others to achieve their work goals. They are responsible for the delivery of a work program within an allocated business area, which includes the provision of services, advice and assisting in the delivery of business improvement initiatives.  

VAGO's AQ Managers are thorough and innovative in their approach to work and are motivated by the challenge of promoting continuous improvement in the Victorian public sector. They create opportunities for others to learn and develop, while actively pursuing their own professional development goals.   

What else you need to know

  • When not working from home, this  role is based at 35 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Travel to various work locations throughout Victoria and Australia may be required
  • VAGO employees are required to comply with public sector requirements for ethical conduct, conflict of interest, Occupational Health & Safety, Diversity in the Workplace, the Human Rights Charter and Equal Opportunity principles
  • All VAGO employees are required to undergo a criminal record check and complete a Declaration of Independence on commencing employment and periodically thereafter

All VAGO employees also need to work as an effective team member by:

  • Contributing to a sense of common purpose within a team
  • Modelling collegiate, resilient and flexible work behaviours
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continuous professional development
  • Establish and maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Model the VAGO values of Respect, Accountability, Innovation and Collaboration
  • Meet compliance and records keeping requirements by:
  • Undertaking a criminal record check and complete a Declaration of Independence on commencing employment and periodically thereafter
  • Ensuring own and others' work is delivered in accordance with legislative and policy requirements
  • Maintaining records and content in VAGO's key systems

Who you are

You possess a track record of: 

  • Achievement in planning, directing, and delivering complex audits, investigations, and inquiries on time and on budget in accordance with the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards 


  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in stakeholder relationships 
  • Proactively identifies emerging trends, issues, risks and opportunities to better target audit activity and public sector accountability 
  • Identifies opportunities to contributes to the organisation's strategic vision and direction 
  • Initiates and contributes to plans that address current and future capability requirements 

Operational effectiveness 

  • Effectively communicates, providing clear and accurate advice and explanations and conveying complex technical concepts in an easily understandable manner 
  • Uses initiative and sound judgement when managing complex and projects and issues 
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably, using analytical skills and professional scepticism to reason through problems 
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and actively embraces change 
  • Promotes a culture of inquiry, shares learning and knowledge, and consults and engages with other teams to assist with the conduct of audits and/or projects 
  • Uses an adaptive and professional approach when establishing and maintaining relationships 

A people focused approach 

  • Actively manages, motivates and develops individuals and teams using a coaching/mentoring approach 
  • Fosters a sense of common purpose in the team  
  • Manages by example, modelling collegiate, resilient, and flexible work behaviours 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development 
  • Effectively managing risk, procurement and resources, including finances, contracts, assets and records 
  • Managing professional teams 

What you've studied 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Business, Finance, or a related field preferably at postgraduate level 

  • Full professional membership with CPA Australia or CAANZ or the IPA

  • Extensive practical application and experience with auditing standards and methodologies or complex investigations, inquiries, or reviews. 

Please apply for this exciting opportunity through VAGO's Recruitment Portal 

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