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Australian National Audit Office
Position Level: 
APS Level 5
$77,646 to $84,610
Forrest, ACT
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Closing date: 
16 August 2020
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The Systems Assurance and Data Analytics Group (SADA) provides support and services to the Australian National Audit Office’s financial statements and performance audit groups, and Corporate Management Group. The Group comprises approximately 30 staff who work in teams specialising in either IT systems and controls assurance or in data analytics. Our workforce is supplemented by IT contractors to meet peak resource demands and/or to provide specialist skills as needed. Our staff are drawn from a range of professional and technical backgrounds including: accounting and auditing, project management, system administration, database development, research, data science and analytics, and financial systems management.

Key duties

As an APS 5 IT Auditor in the Systems Assurance section, under the broad supervision and guidance of the Senior IT Auditor or Director, you would: 

  • Either individually or as part of a team, undertake IT audits assignments (performance and financial) and ensure the delivery of audit products;
  • Provide high level assistance in the conduct of IT audits;
  • Provide professional and technical advice on a range of IT audit issues;
  • Contribute to the achievement of organisational objectives;
  • Provide professional and technical advice and a timely and effective service to stakeholders across the ANAO; and
  • Support the delivery of team objectives, including by supporting and providing feedback to junior staff where required.

The work is characterised by:

  • A degree of independent action and initiative within constraints set by senior management;
  • Tasks of medium complexity;
  • Decision making that is based on the application of judgment, technical expertise and sound analysis, exercised within established policies, priorities and methodologies; and
  • The need to engage with stakeholders both internal and external to the ANAO.


There are no mandatory qualifications for this role. However, the following attributes are highly desirable: 

  • Degree or higher qualification in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Management, Accounting, Commerce or other relevant qualifications;
  • Understanding of audit risk methodologies and/or benchmarking practices;
  • The ability to develop IT technical and/or audit skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and quickly apply new technology or tools;
  • Understanding of relevant IT standards;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a technical IT audit team; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster good working relationships with stakeholders and the ability to deliver an effective and professional service to clients.

To be considered for employment with the ANAO you must be an Australian Citizen. You must also have the ability to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 (NV1) Australian Government security clearance to perform all duties in this role.


The Australian National Audit Office encourages flexible working arrangements for their employees. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to recruit new talent remotely, where relocating to Canberra is not currently possible. Our culture, systems and resources enable a smooth transition into the workplace and we welcome applications from candidates across Australia.

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.

Getting to know the Australian National Audit Office

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is a specialist public sector entity that provides a full range of audit services to the Australian Parliament, the Australian Government and public sector entities. The 'Auditor-General Act 1997' provides the legislative framework for the role of the Auditor-General and the ANAO. The purpose of the ANAO is to drive accountability and transparency in the Australian Government sector through quality evidence based audit services and independent reporting to Parliament, the Executive and the public, with the result of improving public sector performance.

The Executive is accountable to Parliament for its use of public resources and the administration of legislation passed by the Parliament. The Auditor-General scrutinises and provides independent assurance as to whether the Executive is operating and accounting for its performance in accordance with Parliament’s purpose.

For more information: 
Ben Thomson
(02) 6203 7399
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