Being challenged and satisfied at work is one of the most important aspects of choosing a career with the Australian National Audit Office. Some of the benefits include:


At the ANAO, we provide assurance on public sector performance and accountability. We work on complex and challenging projects that make a real difference.  We have a great variety of clients, which include over 250 Australian Government Departments/agencies.

While we always need talented accountants and finance experts, degree qualified applicants from all other disciplines make up around half of our staff. So whether you have an accounting, IT or other degree, combined with a passion for delivering professional high quality audit services, we have a role for you.

Training, Learning & Development

We want to help you develop in your career, so we'll support you in undertaking further study and training relevant to your work with us. There are often opportunities to travel around Australia in the course of your work and some of our people have also taken part in overseas secondment or exchange programs.

We have three levels of leadership programs that staff can access, an internal mentor program as well as a suite of e-learning courses, which complement the face to face training you will be encouraged to attend.  All this forms part of your Individual Development Plan, which is developed annually with your manager.

Experience a robust individual career development program to extend your skills, with full support for CA, CPA and CISA qualifications.

Salaries & Superannuation

We offer competitive salaries to attract the best people. Reap the benefits of a higher level of superannuation, currently 15.4% of your annual salary, with the option to “top up” your super if you wish. 

Work Life Balance

At the ANAO, we recognise and support staff to balance work and outside interests and commitments. We have a range of flexible working arrangements that can be tailored to suit both your personal needs and those of the ANAO.


If you're relocating to Canberra, the ANAO will arrange and pay for your travel and removal of furniture and effects (if appropriate). We'll pay for you (and your dependants, as appropriate) in a serviced apartment for the first three weeks while you find long-term accommodation.

Social Activities

Through our social club, we offer a number of voluntary activities, including sporting events, trivia nights, wine tasting and happy hours. Other smaller branch/service group functions are held regularly to celebrate a key milestone, such as the tabling in the Parliament of a performance audit report, or completion of a financial statement audit cycle. These gatherings are designed to help you get to know your work colleagues in a relaxed and friendly setting.