The ANAO seeks to improve public sector performance and accountability through independent reporting on Australian Government administration to the Parliament, the Executive and the public. We provide an independent view of the performance and financial management of Australian Government entities, and help to ensure that Australia's public administration is accountable to Parliament and to the public it serves.

As well as financial audits, we also conduct performance audits and assurance reviews, highlighting areas where improvements can be made to benefit all Australians. Our work has real, immediate impacts on government programs, policies, projects, systems and reporting.

With the ANAO Graduate Program, you’ll see what other grads don’t. Working on audits across several federal government agencies and entities, and covering a wide range of topics, you’ll develop a real understanding of what goes on behind policy decisions. Why work with one agency when you can work with them all?

Working at the ANAO, you’ll learn to give independent analysis and advice on the management of federal government agencies. Your work will have a real impact on government administration, and you’ll work across a range of federal government agencies and entities, getting the big picture of how government works.

You’ll contribute to meaningful work from day one and get the opportunity to make your mark in a small, dedicated organisation.

Our Graduate Program was ranked as the #1 Australian Public Service Government agency on the Australian Association of Graduate Employers 2016 list of Australia’s Top 75 Graduate Employers, as voted by graduates.

Working at the ANAO

We’re seeking applications for our 2018 Graduate Program from graduates with a range of degree backgrounds. We’ll teach you how to give independent analysis and advice on the management of federal government agencies. Your work will contribute to ensuring that Australia's public administration is accountable to Parliament and to the public it serves.

We’re the place you want to work, and here are just some of the reasons why.

You’ll see what other grads don’t

Why work with one agency when you can work with them all? With the ANAO, you’ll have the opportunity to work on audits across a range of federal government agencies and entities, covering topics like health and social services, international relations, aged care, national parks and wildlife, finance and tax, Indigenous affairs, national security, science, education and training, agriculture, regional and remote Australia, communication, environment, energy, and much more! You’ll develop a real understanding of what goes on behind policy decisions.

You’ll contribute to meaningful work

Our work plays a crucial role in improving financial reporting, program management and information systems across the Australian Public Service.

You’ll get to work on audits which allow us to better identify where improvements can be made to public administration. The work you do will have real, immediate impacts on government programs, policies, projects, systems and reporting.

You won’t be glued to your desk

We don’t just stare at our computer screens all day. We get out and talk to people about their unique experiences with government. You’ll interact with and gather information from other public servants and work on location—sometimes this is in another agency’s offices in Canberra, sometimes it’s in remote Australia, or somewhere else entirely.

We’re small enough for you to stand out

We’re a small, dedicated, responsive organisation. We’re not a production line, and you’re not just a number—our grads are involved in meaningful work from day one, take a look at our recent graduate profiles to find out more.

You’ll get the chance you challenge yourself

Auditing is not always comfortable work. Working with us will sometimes push you right outside your comfort zone—you might travel to difficult locations, or address sensitive issues. It can be tough, but you’ll be supported. The experiences you get will be eye-opening, challenging and rewarding.

Our Graduate Program

Position locations: Canberra, ACT

The ANAO Graduate Program is a one year program designed to build your knowledge and skills across areas of the ANAO.

Our Graduate Program was ranked as the #1 Australian Public Service Government agency on the Australian Association of Graduate Employers 2016 list of ‘Australia’s Top 75 Graduate Employers as voted by Graduates’.

With our Graduate Program, you’ll receive the support and guidance needed to develop your skills and reach your potential. We’ll teach you how to give independent analysis and advice on the management of federal government agencies.

We provide you study and training opportunities, including a formal qualification appropriate to the Australian Public Service. You’ll also be given multiple opportunities to move around and work in different areas across the organisation.

We offer significant benefits such as:

  • starting salary from $59 771
  • relocation assistance if moving from interstate
  • flexible working hours
  • generous leave entitlements
  • permanent employment on successful completion of the program
  • access to study assistance on successful completion of the program.

Who we’re looking for

At the ANAO we need people with a whole range of different skills, not just people with accounting qualifications. If your degree requires great conceptual and analytical abilities, strong communication and writing skills and demonstrates your desire to achieve, we’re looking for you!

So if you have, or are about to complete, a degree in almost any discipline—like Arts, Management, Law, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Commerce, Economics, Communication, Accounting, Finance and Information Technology, we’d like to hear from you.  

Although we have graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, there are some qualities we look for in all our people. If you’re applying, it's important that you:

  • have strong communication skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • have business acumen
  • are a self-starter 
  • have well-developed conceptual and analytical abilities
  • are an achiever with a strong sense of purpose.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the ANAO Graduate Program, you must:

  • have completed a qualification equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree or higher, or complete the degree in 2017
  • be a current Australian citizen, or become an Australian citizen by June 2017
  • be prepared to undertake an appropriate security clearance
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra (we can provide allowances to assist with the relocation).

Resources

We've created what we hope will be some useful resources to help you with the graduate application process:

Get in touch

For any Graduate Program related queries, contact:

Joel Smith
Graduate Manager
(02) 6203 7397
joel.smith@anao.gov.au

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