The Positions – Audit Manager (Financial)
Audit Manager (Financial) Position Profiles - Financial Dec 01Audit Manager (Financial)
ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 2 ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 2 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
Reports to: Director, Financial Audits
? Lead and manage a team responsible for undertaking financial audits of large,
complex, high risk and strategically important auditees within approved
budgets, timetables and in conformance with Australian Auditing Standards
? Exercise quality control and a high level of professional and technical
? Create and maintain a constructive ongoing relationship with auditees.
? Represent and promote the ACT Auditor-General’s Office within the ACT
Government and to other external bodies.
? Review performance and provide professional guidance and performance
appraisal and feedback to subordinate staff.
? Assist the Director Financial Audit and the Auditor-General in the
management 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 auditees.
Scope of Responsibility
The Audit Manager is a key operative in the ACT Auditor-General’s Office and is a member of the Management Committee. The Audit Manager has a high level of
autonomy and is expected to deliver business outcomes that well meet the objectives
of the ACT Auditor-General’s Office.
The Audit Manager will typically work under the broad guidance and supervision of
the Auditor-General and the Director, Financial Audit and may have direct or indirect
responsibility for around 4 to 5 staff.
The Audit Manager’s role is a professional one, predominantly concerned with the
successful completion of audits (including planning, managing, conducting and
The Positions – Audit Manager (Financial)
reporting audits), the professional performance of audit staff and maintaining a constructive relationship with auditees. The occupant is required to provide authoritative professional advice and direction concerning accounting and audit standards and concepts, methodologies and techniques. The Audit Manager will have a detailed knowledge of financial statements and related audit risk-based methodologies and practices, including IT audit principles.
In managing and conducting financial statement audits, the Audit Manager will be required to apply advanced accounting skills and knowledge of accounting standards and concepts, and generally accepted accounting principles and practices. The Audit Manager will lead discussions with auditees on audit planning and performance and on the findings from audits.
The Audit Manager may be allocated responsibility for specific corporate management functions such as interpretation and application of accounting standards and concepts, development of audit practices and methodology, staff development, office computer systems, etc.
The Audit Manager will develop and maintain constructive professional relationships with Audit Committees and senior agency management; other stakeholders including Committees of the Legislative Assembly and relevant professional bodies. Relevant Experience
The Audit Manager’s professional background should demonstrate superior accounting and auditing technical skills and knowledge. The Audit Manager should also have a strong record in project management and a demonstrated capacity to lead and manage financial statement audits.
The Audit Manager 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.
Accounting or other relevant tertiary qualifications are essential, as is membership of an appropriate professional body.
The position is classified at the ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 2 level. New
staff will be offered a package in the range of $75,000 - $81,000 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 ACT Auditor-General’s Agreement 2004-2006.
Selection Criteria Selection Criteria
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ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 2 ACT Auditor-General’s Office Band 2 A. Abilities, Experience and Standard of Work Performance 1. Demonstrated high level analytical, research and investigatory skills. 2. Sound knowledge of/experience in financial audit methods (including audit
software) and practices and accounting and auditing standards and concepts. 3. Well developed written and oral 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. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong internal and external
working relationships to support the vision and goals of the ACT Auditor-
5. Good appreciation of contemporary management concepts and techniques. 6. Initiative and ability to acquire quickly a sound knowledge of unfamiliar
B. Personal Qualities
Integrity, tact, professionalism, self-reliance, diligence, ability to work under
pressure, demonstrated ability to deliver products on time and within budget. C. Qualifications and Training
Accounting or other relevant tertiary qualifications are essential. Membership of an appropriate professional body is essential.