Our work matters. Will yours?

With 180 State government entities and 148 local government entities, we have plenty of variety in assignments and we are able to offer unique opportunities to our people.

The Office of the Auditor General serves the public interest by providing Parliament with independent and impartial information about public sector accountability and performance.

The work we do matters to more than 2.6 million people living in Western Australia, and you can be part of it. Some of our recent reports include:

  • Financial Audit Results – reported the audit opinions and results of annual financial audits of 158 State government agencies
  • Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime – assessed if agencies were effectively and efficiently identifying, confiscating and distributing proceeds of crime
  • WA State Tourism Strategy 2020 – found a likely $800 million shortfall in meeting the State’s tourism target for 2020
  • Minimising Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons – found considerable improvement is needed to minimise the supply and use of substances and to help treat prisoners’ addictions
  • Information Systems Audit Report – identified information system weaknesses that can potentially compromise sensitive information held by agencies

As a graduate financial auditor with our Office you will receive:

  • intensive induction training
  • financial support, leave, tutoring and practical experience for qualified accountant status
  • ongoing structured formal and informal professional development
  • work/life balance with flexible leave and working arrangements
  • a public sector career pathway
  • a competitive remuneration package
  • exposure to interesting, varied and rewarding work.

Completion of the program opens opportunities in financial, information systems, compliance and performance auditing.

The Office of the Auditor General is a Recognised Knowledge Partner of CPA Australia; and a Recognised Training Employer with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

What are we looking for?
Successful candidates will have:

  • completed a relevant degree within the last 4 years
  • a qualification that meets CPA or CAANZ requirements for Associate Membership
  • a competitive course average in accounting and auditing
  • availability to commence early February
  • a commitment to the Office’s values
  • strong verbal and written communication skills
  • a demonstrated ability to manage tasks, achieve results and build relationships.

If successful you will be offered:

  • a 12 month contract
  • permanent appointment subject to funding availability and performance
  • promotional opportunities.

Want to find out more?

Read our graduate frequently asked questions.

Interested in applying?

We open applications in May each year for the following year’s Graduate Program, which starts in February.

For more information, contact our Human Resources team on 6557 7500.

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