Intern (VPSG2) — Melbourne, Melbourne Region

Job Description Location: Melbourne | CBD Job type: Full time Organisation: Victorian Auditor-Generals Office Salary: $56,834 - $64,911 Occupation: Accounting Reference: 946 Why work with us To improve the lives of all Victorians by helping drive government accountability Challenging and impactful work that helps ensure government integrity To work where you want, when you want with our cutting edge Better Normal Principles A comprehensive office set-up at your home Purpose designed office facilities at the Paris end of Collins Street Tailored learning and development opportunities Flexible hours and accrued flexi-time Career mobility opportunities for growth and development A unique, progressive, people-focussed culture Generous leave conditions Who you'll work with The Office of the Auditor-General is responsible for VAGO’s audit quality framework, financial reporting advisory and legal compliance functions and supports both Financial Audit and Parliamentary Reports and Services divisions. It is responsible for providing auditing technical advice and maintaining financial audit methodology in the conduct of audits of financial statements, estimated financial statements, performance statements, acquittal audits and all other types of audits VAGO provides audit or assurance opinions on. It is also responsible for performing quality reviews of VAGO engagement leaders and contracted Audit Service Providers and providing technical auditing training to Financial Audit and Parliamentary Reports and Services divisions as required. What you’ll do Audit Quality and Financial Reporting Advisory interns are enthusiastic, collaborative employees who are motivated by the challenge of promoting continuous improvement in the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office and the public sector. They directly contribute to supporting the delivery of financial audits and business improvement projects as required. Interns will work alongside highly skilled professionals in an innovative work environment. They will work on projects such as maintaining our audit quality framework, audit methodology, audit policies and audit training. These opportunities will develop their understanding of the Australian auditing and assurance standards, risk-based auditing and their research and writing skills. This experience will provide a solid foundation on which to embark on a successful career in financial auditing and other assurance work. Upon completion of their internship they are encouraged to make an application for a graduate position in our graduate program. Key responsibilities Operations Undertake research and assist in drafting audit technical policies, procedures guidance, technical consultations Contribute to the design and development of technical training materials Project support for our audit quality assurance programs Contribute to operational and business improvement projects Reporting Maintain records and content in VAGO’s key systems Compliance Meet corporate governance requirements by ensuring work is delivered in accordance with legislative and policy requirements. Behaviour Promote and model the established VAGO values, including contributing to continuous improvement by participating in staff meetings/debriefs and sharing lessons learned Relationships Develop and maintain effective and professional relationships with: Team members Financial Audit colleagues and other VAGO employees Other VAGO stakeholders as required Who you are Effectively communicates, providing clear and accurate explanations Uses initiative, sound judgement & accountability when undertaking assigned work and identifying/escalating potential issues Processes technical concepts comfortably, using analytical skills and professional scepticism to reason through problems Demonstrates innovative thinking and actively embraces change Promotes a culture of inquiry by sharing learning and knowledge Uses an adaptive and professional approach when establishing and maintaining relationships Proactively reports emerging issues, risks and opportunities What you've studied Qualifications and experience At the time of internship, Interns must: be in 3rd, 4th or honours year of tertiary studies in commerce, accounting or audit related fields; and have completed (or be completing) auditing and financial reporting subjects as part of their qualification be comfortable using the basic functions of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point. What else you need to know When not working from home, this role is based at 35 Collins Street, Melbourne Travel to various work locations throughout Victoria and Australia may be required VAGO employees are required to comply with public sector requirements for ethical conduct, conflict of interest, Occupational Health & Safety, Diversity in the Workplace, the Human Rights Charter and Equal Opportunity principles All VAGO employees are required to undergo a criminal record check and complete a Declaration of Independence on commencing employment and periodically thereafter All VAGO employees also need to work as an effective team member by: Contributing to a sense of common purpose within a team Modelling collegiate, resilient and flexible work behaviours Demonstrating a commitment to continuous professional development Establish and maintain constructive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders Model the VAGO values of Respect, Accountability, Innovation and Collaboration Meet compliance and records keeping requirements by: Undertaking a criminal record check and complete a Declaration of Independence on commencing employment and periodically thereafter Ensuring own and others’ work is delivered in accordance with legislative and policy requirements Maintaining records and content in VAGO’s key systems

Applications close Sunday, 24 December 2023
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