Auditor

Employer
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
75711bb37236
Job Role
Auditor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • APS 5 - $73,299 - $80,410 per annum plus superannuation
  • Compliance Division
  • Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Canberra (ACT), Melbourne (VIC), Sydney (NSW) and Perth (WA)

  • • Diverse range of audit work across commodities in various areas of Australia.
    • Professional development.
    • Work with a highly skilled team.

    Who we are

    The Audit and Assurance Group is a branch within the department that manages departmental auditors, competent across commodities, in order to provide high quality regulatory audits to clients. Nationally, this team provides regulatory audits and other assurance activities to manage the compliance of import and export registered establishments, industry Authorised Officers and entities operating under Approved Arrangements.

    We have around 90 staff - auditors, technical experts and mentors, client services officers, operational managers, and business managers. We are a national stream with staff located in departmental offices in major capital cities as well as regional centres.

    We conduct more than 8,000 audits each year for multiple commodities:

    • 3,300 compliance agreement and quarantine approved premise audits
    • 1,400 plant export protocol audits
    • 850 plant export registered establishment audits
    • 390 fish, eggs and dairy export audits
    • 300 meat processing export audits
    • 250 plant quarantine approved premise audits
    • 1,900 Plant Authorised Officer verifications.

    The Jobs
    The role of the Auditor is to undertake audits across commodities and functions against the relevant criteria, to build strong industry compliance. The role will work within the parameters of the Auditor Management Framework (AMF) with the possibility of overseas, interstate or intrastate travel. All audit competencies and other training requirements will need to be maintained.

    Under general direction, the Auditor will:

    • lead and/or conduct audits, assessing risk against relevant legislation, criteria and guidelines
    • ensure accurate and timely record keeping is maintained to meet guidelines and client service standards
    • work as part of a team and support staff in learning and development opportunities to improve audit skills
    • communicate, liaise and negotiate with and respond to internal and external stakeholders and clients, including government agencies and industry parties, to achieve desired outcomes
    • build and maintain productive working relationships within the department, with clients and across industry
    • commit to and lead business improvement initiatives, demonstrating a positive attitude towards change
    • contribute to team culture by displaying professionalism, integrity and respect whilst being innovative and sharing your knowledge.

    Please note that this recruitment process will be used to fill multiple vacancies in the locations listed above. The merit pool established through this selection process, which is valid for a period of twelve months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette, may also be used to fill future ongoing vacancies where the duties are of a similar nature.

    What we are looking for
    Knowledge and experience
    The positions involve working as a regulatory auditor in the import and export business areas and experience in the agriculture, food production or quality assurance sectors are of benefit.

    Eligibility and other requirements
    The successful applicants must:

    • hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
    • wear an official uniform supplied by the department, including during field operations (as applicable), in accordance with the department's uniform policy
    • note that the roles may involve some overseas, interstate and intrastate travel.

    For additional information, please read the Job Description below.

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