Principal Audit Manager

Job No: AUDITORSA201724274
Location: Adelaide

Vacancy number:


Employment type:

Multiple roles available - Term 12 months


External vacancy - open to everyone

Salary range:








ASO7 - $98,259 - $106,507 pa plus 9.5% superannuation

ASO8 - $110,505 - $114,813 pa plus 9.5% superannuation


Please note: On 1 October 2018, the salary ranges will increase to:

ASO7 - $100,059 - $108,307 pa plus 9.5% superannuation

ASO8 - $112,305 - $116,613 pa plus 9.5% superannuation


Central office located in Adelaide CBD

About us

The Auditor-General’s Department is the independent auditor of the South Australian public sector. The Department reports directly to Parliament on the audits and examinations of state and local government agencies covering financial reports and operations, controls and matters of public interest. As one of the largest external auditing organisations in South Australia, we value our independence as we go about getting the job done in improving public sector accountability. 

If you join our Department you will become part of a friendly and supportive team committed to professional excellence. You will work collaboratively doing a variety of interesting and challenging work that you will find personally satisfying while building skills to advance your career.

Our extensive training and development programs include on the job training, in the classroom and online learning. These programs provide the skills to perform at your best.

Flexible working and leave arrangements are part of the way we operate. Balancing work and personal life is important and we provide a range of entitlements to meet these needs.

For more information on working with us please meet our people here.

About the role

The Principal Audit Manager, as a key leadership role, operates with significant degree of autonomy and is pivital to managing the department’s work. The role offers rewarding challenges working with a diverse range of clients, systems and processes.

Accountable to a Assistant Auditor General, your responsibilities will include:

  • managing a team of auditors
  • planning, conducting and reporting on independent financial compliance audits of public agencies
  • reviewing internal controls and special issues of importance and interest in the public sector.

To be successful in the role you must have extensive experience managing audits and well developed leadership skills and expertise to guide an audit team.

Please note: The role may be offered at either the ASO7 or ASO8 classification level depending upon the successful applicant’s relevant experience and capabilities.

For more information please see the role description attached below.

Essential requirements

An appropriate degree and full membership of a professional accounting body - either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Special conditions

  • Must have Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency status at time of applying
  • The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check

How to apply

  1. Read the role description. Click here to download. 
  2. Read the guidelines for applicants. Click here to download.
  3. Complete the online form below and add your attachments. This must include:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Supporting statement (response to competencies outlined in section c of the role description - see 'guidelines for applicants' for details)
  • Academic parchment or transcript/s 
  • Proof of Australian citizenship/residency (Birth Certificate if born in Australia or Passport and/or visa details)
  • Successful national criminal history check (if you already have one and it is less than one year old)


Human Resources 

Ph: 08 8226 9879


Applications close 5pm Friday 12 October 2018

The Auditor-General’s Department promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. 

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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I declare that the information in this declaration and in any other documents completed by me and or any other statement made by me in support of my application for employment in the South Australian public sector, and the information provided by me in connection with my application for employment in the South Australian public sector, including in any interview, is true and correct in every detail. I also understand that any offer of employment to me in the public sector will be expressly on the basis that the information that I have provided in connection with my application for employment is true and correct in every detail. I understand that any false statement made in connection with my application for employment in the South Australian public sector may lead to a rejection of my application for employment, or in the event that I am employed or continue employment in the South Australian public sector, will amount to misconduct and render me liable to disciplinary action.

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