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Director Financial Audit

Job Title: Director Financial Audit
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney CBD
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BH-28265
Job Published 23rd April 2021

The Audit Office of New South Wales is recognised as a centre of excellence within the professional services sector. For almost 200 years, the Auditor-General has assisted the parliament of New South Wales to hold the government accountable for its use of public resources. They do this by conducting independent audits across a diverse client base in industry sectors including health, education, transport, local government, superannuation, and energy.

The Audit Office of NSW have a people focussed culture built on trust, support, and respect. Their culture is supported by values of integrity, curiosity and open-mindedness, courage, and ultimately taking pride in the important work they do.

Each year the Audit Office of NSW conducts about 500 audits of the financial statements of all NSW government agencies, universities, and local and county councils. These financial audits are fundamental to building community trust in the public sector organisations that regulate and deliver infrastructure or services for the citizens of New South Wales.

As a Director Financial Audit, you will be a member of the leadership team, contributing to the vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies. You will lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality financial audits for a portfolio of clients and provide high level professional advice to the Auditor-General, Deputy Auditor-General and Executive across your portfolio.

The Audit Office of NSW are seeking talented leaders who are passionate about effective and accountable government. Your relevant professional experience may be from audit and leadership roles within a large audit firm or from the public sector where you have shown the ability to uphold and apply professional ethical and auditing standards.

It is essential that you can engage with senior stakeholders in complex and sensitive contexts, develop high quality written reports, and have a constructive leadership style that enables a collaborative, agile and empowered culture. You will also hold a tertiary qualification in an appropriate business discipline and full membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or the Institute of Public Accountants.
The Audit Office of New South Wales values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability. A range of flexible working arrangements are available.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the candidate information pack. For more information please contact Andrew McEncroe or Kate Bromley at publicsector@derwentsearch.com.au or call (02) 9091 3282. 

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter highlighting your suitability by addressing the Focus Capabilities in the role description and a resume by the due date.

Applications close: Sunday, 16th May 2021.