Senior IT Auditor - Affirmative Measure (Indigenous)

Australian Public Service
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
89499.00 to 102866.00
17 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021
Job role

The ANAO undertakes audits of a variety of government programs, and in doing so conducts assurance activities that examine data, complex IT systems, and cyber security risks. You will perform audits and reviews of wide ranging systems and platforms across varying disciplines, such as governance and risk management, cyber security, IT operations, grants and payment administration, and support improved performance through accountability and transparency of the public sector.

As an APS 6 Team Leader, you will be provided with guidance from more experienced specialists in different disciplines, and ongoing training, in understanding the IT/cyber security/data risks we are interested in (it is not expected that you will be an SME in all domains initially, but there is room to advance and grow your skillset in these areas in future).

The key duties of the position include:

In the Systems Assurance section of the Systems Assurance and Data Analytics Group, under the broad guidance of the Executive Director/Senior Director, you will:
  • Lead and manage small teams to deliver IT audit engagements or complex IT audit components;
  • Contribute to the achievement of organisational objectives;
  • Assist in the implementation of business and operational plans;
  • Provide professional and technical advice to stakeholders on a range of IT risks and audit issues;
  • Manage professional relationships with key internal and external stakeholders across a portfolio of entities, including ANAO senior management, peer auditing organisations, standard-setters and professional forums;
  • Mentor, guide and support professional development of junior staff;
  • Contribute to the implementation and operation of the ANAO quality framework, including assisting in completing quality assurance activities;
  • Assist with quality control activities and provide professional and technical support; and
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through learning and development activities.
The successful candidate will preferably have the following:
  • Ability to assist in the development of innovative and practical solutions that are rigorous, defensible and aligned to the ANAO's strategic direction;
  • Being able to assess the impact of risks in IT systems that are relevant to the preparation and audit of financial and performance reporting;
  • Experience with managing small teams;
  • Demonstrated capability to communicate complex technical information simply and effectively to a non-technical audience;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and quickly apply new technology or tools;
  • Verbal and written ability to communicate at all levels, including with senior management;
  • Demonstrated negotiation and persuasion skills to effectively communicate risks and audit findings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster good working relationships with stakeholders and the ability to deliver an effective and professional service to clients; and
  • An interest and ability to develop IT auditing and cyber security auditing skills, and an appreciation of the impact of IT on key business processes.
  • Relevant professional qualifications, such as CISA, CISSP, CA or CPA;
  • Working knowledge of project management methodologies or experience in IT task management including planning, leading and delivering small technical IT audits/projects;
  • An understanding of auditing standards and relevant IT standards, or relevant experience in compliance, IT testing and operations, or internal audits; and
  • An understanding of audit risk methodologies and/or benchmarking practices.


Qualifications - There are no mandatory qualifications for this role. However, tertiary qualifications relevant to Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Management, Accounting, Commerce or other relevant qualifications (or equivalent experience) would be an advantage.

Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the ANAO, applicants must be an Australian citizen.

Security Clearance - The Australian community requires the highest level of integrity from ANAO employees. The preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain an AGSVA security clearance.