At the Australian National Audit Office (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'd like to talk to you.

ANAO helps 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. It's a satisfying career in an environment that supports high performance and work/life balance.

Roles, requirements and responsibilities

Are you right for us?

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

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

Graduate careers

Our activities in both financial statement and performance audit require the skills of a wide variety of individuals. So, if you have, or are about to complete, a degree in almost any discipline, including commerce, economics, accounting, information technology, management, law, public administration or social sciences, we'd like to talk to you.

Assurance Audit

The Assurance Audit Services Group (AASG) conducts annual financial statement audits of Australian government entities and agencies. It plays a crucial role in improving the standards of financial management and administration across the public sector. We are looking for graduates in Commerce/Accounting, Business/Accounting, Economics/Accounting or IT Systems/Accounting.

The Assurance Projects Branch is also part of AASG. This branch conducts the annual Major Projects Review of Defence Projects and also undertakes audits of key performance indicators of Australian Government agencies.

Performance Audit

The Performance Audit Services Group provides Parliament with assurance about the quality of public resource management. These audits also assist public sector managers by identifying and promoting better administrative and management practices. We are looking for graduates in any degree which demonstrates strong research and analytical ability, for example Economics, Social Science, Law, Business, Communications and Environmental Science.

IT Audit

IT Audit provides leading edge IT support and resources to both Assurance and Performance Audit. IT Audit staff are drawn from a range of professional and technical backgrounds including: project management; system administration; database development; data analysis; and financial systems management. We are looking for graduates in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or Business Analytics.

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