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Senior Analyst, FRA

Date: 11-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Victorian Auditor General's Office

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

Senior Analysts in Financial Reporting Advisory (FRA) are dynamic, adaptable and collaborative professionals with a passion for technical accounting and financial reporting matters. They enjoy learning about the operations, activities and projects delivered by the Victorian public sector and their financial reporting implications. 
Senior Analysts undertake a range of technical, operational and research tasks. Among other things, they:

  • undertake research and assist in responding to technical consultations and queries;
  • contribute to the design, development & delivery of technical training
  • provide input to thought leadership publications, tools and resources developed by the team
  • review financial statements for compliance with financial reporting requirements
  • contribute to operational and business improvement projects

Senior Analysts are thorough and innovative in their approach to work and actively pursue their own professional development goals. They have full professional membership with either CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Who you are

Operational effectiveness 

  • Effectively communicates, providing clear and accurate explanations and conveying technical concepts in an easily understandable manner to a range of stakeholders 
  • Uses initiative and sound judgement when undertaking projects and responding to and/or escalating issues 
  • Processes technical concepts comfortably, using analytical skills and professional scepticism to reason through problems 
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and actively embraces change 
  • Promotes a culture of inquiry by sharing learning and knowledge 
  • Uses an adaptive and professional approach when establishing and maintaining relationships 
  • Proactively reports emerging issues, risks and opportunities

A people focused approach 

  • Actively motivates and assists junior team members using a coaching/mentoring approach 
  • Fosters a sense of common purpose within a team
  • Models collegiate, resilient and flexible work behaviours
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development