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Audit Analyst - Graduate register

Permanent - Full Time
Adelaide CBD

Job no: 494386

Employment type: Ongoing (multiple roles available)

Salary range: $56,145 - $60,396 pa (plus 10% superannuation) - ASO2 classification level

About us

The Auditor-General's Department is the independent auditor of the South Australian (SA) public sector. The Department reports directly to the SA Parliament on the audits of the finances, systems and processes of both state and local government agencies. 

The types of clients range from smaller agencies such as the Coast Protection Board to large entities like the Department of Treasury and Finance and SA Water.

What we offer

  • A great place to start your career providing you with auditing, financial, accounting and management experience
  • An ongoing position with a well-structured probation process to help ensure your successful transition into the role
  • A friendly and supportive team culture which enables you to balance work and personal life by providing a range of entitlements to meet your needs, including working from home
  • Training opportunities to support your career development
  • Social events, to have some fun in your work life

Please visit our website for more information about the Department.

Job Description

About the role

The Audit Analyst (ASO2) is our graduate/entry level role and is responsible for assisting with financial compliance and internal controls audits, and conducting reviews on issues of importance and interest in the public sector. 

The successful candidate/s will need to have understanding and awareness (gained through your tertiary studies in accounting) of:

  • accounting methods and procedures
  • social and economic environment and the responsibility placed on the department for public accountability
  • accounting and auditing standards and practices
  • audit strategy and scope.

Please see the role description for more detail about the role.

Desired Skills and Experience

Essential requirements

  • Completed a degree in accounting or commerce (majoring in accounting) or an appropriate degree recognised by the Auditor-General (candidates may still be considered if there is a small study gap to meet the degree qualification at time of commencing in the role)
  • The completed degree must meet the requirements for entry into the professional accounting program offered by CPA  Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (through their accredited tertiary degree entry pathways)
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident at the time of applying

Specific requirements

  • Shortlisted candidate/s will be required to complete a pre-employment declaration form and provide evidence of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency
  • Recommended candidate/s will be required to undergo a national criminal history check and asked to voluntarily disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status

Application process

  • Applications for this role will be placed in a graduate register and vacancies will be filled as opportunities arise, depending on business needs - most of the roles will start in January 2022
  • For more information about the process, please refer to the graduate register fact sheet.

How to apply

1. Read the information for candidates and role description 

2. Prepare your application

Your application must include a cover letter, resume, academic transcript/s and any other relevant documentation that supports your application.

Your cover letter should be no longer than two pages and address the following three competencies (outlined in the role description):

  • Achieves results
  • Leading and relating to people
  • Problem solving 

3. Complete your online application by clicking 'apply' (if you are on 'seek' it will revert to the job ad again linked to our online system).

    Please note:

  • Applications can be addressed to the Human Resource Section
  • An automated acknowledgement will be received on submission of your application


Human Resource Section


Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 17 October 2022 

The Auditor-General's Department promotes flexible working arrangements, encourages work/life balance, and values diversity in the workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the diversity of our Department.

We are committed to the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and women at the more senior levels