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Position Profiles - Financial May03

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Position Profiles - Financial May03

     The Positions Senior Auditor (Financial)

    Senior Auditor (Financial) Position Profiles - Financial May03Senior Auditor (Financial) ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1 ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1

    Precis

    Responsible for a range of functions including planning, managing, conducting and

    reporting financial audits of ACT public sector entities, client relationship

    management and the provision of professional and technical advice on a range of

    audit issues.

    Reports to: Audit Manager

    Important Functions

    ? Plan, manage and conduct under limited direction less complex financial

    report audits of ACT public sector entities, in a team environment or

    individually.

    ? Assist in planning a program of financial audit assignments designed to meet

    the obligations of the Auditor-General under the Auditor-General Act 1996.

    ? Supervise staff undertaking specific assignments and provide performance

    feedback to those staff.

    ? Prepare high-quality working papers, reports and recommendations on specific

    assignment tasks.

    ? Assist in representing and promoting the ACT Auditor-General’s Office to

    auditees and other external bodies.

    ? Assist in the management and administration of the ACT Auditor-General’s

    Office as required.

    ? Apply Workplace Diversity, OH&S and participative work practices and

    principles to the work practices of the ACT Auditor-General’s Office and the

    management of staff and/or clients.

    Scope of Responsibility

    The Senior Auditor is an important operative in the ACT Auditor-General’s Office, assisting to deliver business outcomes that meet the specific objectives of the Office.

    The Senior Auditor will typically work under the guidance and supervision of the

    Audit Manager and may have some staff responsibility.

    The Senior Auditor’s role is a professional one, predominantly concerned with the

    successful completion of audits (including planning, managing, conducting and

    reporting audits), and maintaining a constructive relationship with auditees. The

    Senior Auditor may be required to provide professional advice and direction

    concerning accounting and audit concepts, methodologies and techniques.

     The Positions Senior Auditor (Financial)

The Senior Auditor will have the investigative and analytical skills to produce a

    reliable quality of work.

    In conducting audit assignments, the Senior Auditor will undertake background

    research and investigations, and assist in developing appropriate audit programs,

    opinions, reports and associated correspondence. The Senior Auditor will prepare

    high-quality working papers to support the audit opinions, reports and

    recommendations. The Senior Auditor will assist the Audit Manager in discussions

    with auditees on audit planning and performance and on the findings from audits.

    The Senior Auditor must be capable of working competently in a range of areas that

    may be outside previous experience or training.

    The Senior Auditor may be required to assist in the management and administration of

    the ACT Auditor-General’s Office by undertaking corporate and administrative

    functions as needed.

    Special Relationships

    The Senior Auditor will develop sound professional relationships with agency

    management and Audit Committees and other stakeholders, including professional

    bodies, and will assist the Audit Manager to maintain a constructive relationship with

    Committees of the Legislative Assembly and individual Assembly members.

    Relevant Experience

    The Senior Auditor’s professional background should demonstrate superior

    accounting and auditing technical skills. The Senior Auditor should have a strong

    record in project management and demonstrated capacity to lead and manage financial

    report audits.

    The Senior Auditor should also have developed an awareness, understanding, and

    commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Industrial Democracy and

    Occupational Health and Safety principles, practices and issues as these matters apply

    to the public sector.

    Qualifications

    Accounting or relevant tertiary qualifications are essential. Relevant work experience

    and completion of, or intention to complete CPA or Chartered Accounting programs

    would be highly desirable.

    Remuneration

    The position is classified at the ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 1 level. New staff will be offered a package in the range of $55,000 - $71,000 including a generous

    superannuation contribution and other conditions of service.

    Note: The conditions of employment of staff members are those contained in the

    ACT Public Sector Management Act 1994 and related Public Sector Management Standards, except as provided in the ACT Auditor-General Agreement 2004-2006.

     The Positions Senior Auditor (Financial)

Selection Criteria Selection Criteria

    Senior Auditor (Financial) Senior Auditor (Financial)

    ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1 ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1

    A. Abilities, Experience and Standard of Work Performance 1. Demonstrated analytical, research and investigatory skills. 2. Knowledge of/experience in financial audit methods and the practical

    application of accounting and auditing standards and concepts. 3. Sound oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated

    capacity to prepare clear, concise reports on complex issues, and the ability

    to represent the ACT Auditor-General’s Office in negotiations on sensitive

    and contentious issues.

    4. Ability to establish and maintain strong internal and external working

    relationships to support the vision and goals of the ACT Auditor-General’s

    Office.

    5. Initiative and ability to acquire quickly a sound knowledge of unfamiliar

    subject matter.

    B. Personal Qualities

    Integrity, tact, professionalism, self-reliance, diligence, ability to work under

    pressure, aptitude for creative thinking, confidence and self-motivation. C. Qualifications and Training

    Accounting or relevant tertiary qualifications and work experience are essential. Membership of an appropriate professional body is highly desirable, as is

    completion of, or intention to complete CPA or Chartered Accounting programs.

     The Positions Auditor (Financial)

Auditor including Graduates (Financial) Auditor including Graduates (Financial)

    ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1 ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1

    Precis

    Undertake, as a member of a small team, financial audit assignments including

    assisting in planning, managing, conducting and reporting financial audits of

    ACT public sector entities.

    Reports to: Audit Manager or Senior Auditor

    Important Functions

    ? Under direct supervision, assist in planning financial report audits and

    conducting specific assignments as a member of a team.

    ? Prepare working papers, correspondence, reports and recommendations on

    specific assignments.

    ? Contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of relationships with auditees.

    ? Assist in the administration of the ACT Auditor-General’s Office as required.

    ? Apply Workplace Diversity, OH&S and participative work practices and

    principles to the work practices of the ACT Auditor-General’s Office and the

    management of staff and/or clients.

    Scope of Responsibility

    The Auditor (including Graduate) will typically work under the guidance and direct

    supervision of the Audit Manager or Senior Auditor and will assist in delivering

    business outcomes that meet the specific objectives of the ACT Auditor-General’s

    Office.

    The Auditor’s role will focus on undertaking financial report audits (including

    planning, managing, conducting and reporting audits), and maintaining a constructive

    relationship with auditees. The Auditor may assist in providing professional advice

    and direction on a range of audit related issues. The Auditor will have the potential to

    apply investigative and analytical skills to produce a reliable quality of work.

    In assisting in the conduct of audit assignments, the Auditor will undertake

    background research and investigations, and assist in developing opinions, reports and

    associated correspondence. The Auditor will prepare working papers to support the

    audit opinions, reports and recommendations and will contribute to discussions with

    auditees on the findings from audits.

    The Auditor must demonstrate the capacity to work in a range of areas that may be

    outside previous experience or training.

     The Positions Auditor (Financial)

The Auditor may be required to assist in the administration of the ACT Auditor-

    General’s Office by undertaking corporate and administrative functions as needed.

    Special Relationships

    The Auditor will develop and maintain constructive relationships with agency

    operatives and other stakeholders.

    Relevant Experience

    The Auditor’s professional background should demonstrate skills in the practical application of accounting and auditing standards, concepts and methods.

    The Auditor should also have an awareness, understanding and commitment to Equal

    Employment Opportunity, Industrial Democracy and Occupational Health and Safety

    principles, practices and issues as these matters apply to the public sector.

    Qualifications

    Accounting or relevant tertiary qualifications are highly desirable. Opportunities exist for the completion of the Chartered Accounting professional year and CPA programs.

    Recent graduates appointed to the lower end of the salary range will be provided with

    appropriate training.

    Remuneration

    The position is classified at the ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 1 level. New staff will be offered a package in the range of $36,500 - $52,500 including a generous superannuation contribution and other conditions of service.

    Note: The conditions of employment of staff members are those contained in the

    ACT Public Sector Management Act 1994 and related Public Sector Management

    Standards, except as provided in ACT Auditor-General’s Agreement 2004-2006.

     The Positions Auditor (Financial)

Selection Criteria Selection Criteria

    Auditor including Graduates (Financial) Auditor including Graduates (Financial)

    ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1 ACT Auditor-Generals Office Band 1

    A. Abilities, Experience and Standard of Work Performance 1. Aptitude for analytical, research and investigatory work. 2. Sound oral and written communication skills including the capacity to

    prepare clear, concise reports on technical, financial or performance issues. 3. Initiative and ability to acquire quickly a sound knowledge of unfamiliar

    subject matter.

    4. Knowledge of/experience in financial audit methods and the application of

    accounting and auditing standards and concepts.

    B. Personal Qualities

    Integrity, tact, self-motivation, diligence, confidence and aptitude for creative

    thinking.

    C. Qualifications and Training

    Accounting or relevant tertiary qualifications and work experience are desirable.

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