A career in performance audit was not the first prospect that sprung to mind when I graduated from Arts/Science, majoring in languages and molecular sciences. But having entered through the 2016 graduate program, I am so grateful I found the ANAO. The great thing about working in performance audit is that you learn almost everything on the job. However, I believe both the arts and science disciplines have really helped me in my role.
My first audits were in the Agriculture portfolio. I have also worked on audits examining how government entities report their performance to demonstrate the outcomes of public expenditure. In addition, I undertook a secondment to the Committee Office at Parliament House, where I contributed to several parliamentary inquiries. This was a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to parliamentary proceedings and learn about new public sector issues.
During my time at the ANAO, I have contributed to various corporate projects including the development and implementation of the ANAO’s first Reconciliation Action Plan. This includes helping organise annual National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week celebrations at the office.
In future, I am looking forward to collaborating with the ANAO’s Data Analytics group and developing my data skills.