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Australian National Audit Office
Position Level: 
APS Level 5
$80,783 to $88,028
Canberra, ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
18 April 2021
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Who we are

The Performance Audit Services Group (PASG) provides Parliament with assurance about the quality of public resource management, and assists the public sector by identifying and promoting better administrative and management practices.

PASG is looking for people who love reading, researching, getting into the detail and are curious in their evidence collection and questioning.  You will enjoy focusing on a single project for an extended period of time, be able to draw conclusions from evidence and have experience in preparing written reports. PASG is looking for candidates who can:

  • follow directions and display initiative to gather evidence and undertake research (including data analysis) that supports the audit objective,
  • work effectively in a small team,
  • bring a positive and learning attitude to the workplace,
  • apply judgment to determine what is material to the findings of the audit, and
  • support productive relationships with entities.

Key duties

The opportunity

The role is as an APS 5 Performance Analyst in the Performance Audit Services Group, which includes the Major Projects Report team (a limited assurance review). In this role you would:

  • ensure the delivery of performance audit tasks in accordance with an approved plan and supervisor’s directions,
  • undertake research, evidence collection, data analysis and report writing,
  • contribute to building a positive and productive team culture, including through assisting in promoting effective teamwork,
  • provide professional and technical support,
  • assist with formulating audit work plans to ensure the achievement of audit objectives and impact,
  • gather evidence and undertake data analysis with a view to forming findings and recommendations,
  • research policy and legislative frameworks, past audits, Parliamentary discussions on relevant matters, and other issues as relevant to the context of the audit,
  • use data searching tools to identify evidence,
  • apply judgement to determine what is material to the findings of the audit and the reliance that can be placed on the evidence,
  • prepare working papers, documentation and reports to the required quality standard, written in a clear, concise, evidenced and factual manner, and
  • present findings and evidence in your area of audit work in audit workshops with the Auditor-General and other audit Executives.


Desirable qualifications

There are no mandatory qualifications for this role, however tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/ or experience in evaluation are highly desirable.


Citizenship – To be eligible for employment with the ANAO, applicants must be an Australian citizen.
Security Clearance – The Australian community requires the highest level of integrity from ANAO employees. The preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified above.  Further information is provided in the Security Clearance Applicant Guide Book and on the AGSVA website.

Indigenous job seekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.

For more information: 
Careers Team
(02) 6203 7560
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