CPA Work Experience

Job No: AUDITORSA201724278
Location: Adelaide

Vacancy number:


Role title:

Audit Assistant (Work experience placement)


 CPA Work Experience Program


4 weeks - multiple placements available

Placement dates:

 4 February 2019 - 1 March 2019


Paid placement based the ASO1 classification level (Salary range $28,043 - $45,230 pa)


Central office located in Adelaide CBD. Client agencies located in both Adelaide CBD and metropolitan areas. 

 The organisation

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. We are a committed and supportive group of people who respect each other, promote teamwork and value open communication and diversity.


During the work experience placement you will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of external auditing tasks including:

  • assisting with the conduct of financial compliance and internal controls audits that contribute to the development of complying public sector financial statements
  • assisting with core audit work such as documenting business cycles and internal controls, analytical review, controls and substantive testing, and financial statement verification.


Applicants must be:

  • studying towards a degree in accounting or commerce (majoring in accounting) and in their final year of study in 2019 (or recently completed a degree) - the degree must meet the eligibility criteria for entry to the CPA Australia professional study program (professional level).
  • an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident at the time of applying.

Special conditions

The preferred candidate/s will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

How to apply

Complete the online form below and add your attachments.

This must include:

  • Cover letter – to include the following information:
    • Degree and how far through your degree you currently are
    • Why do you want to be considered for the work experience opportunity
    • Example of working in a team environment
    • Example of your ability to communicate effectively
    • Example of your ability to achieve results
    • Confirmation of your availability to work during the placement period
    • Acknowledgement of Australian citizenship/residency
  • Resume
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Proof of Australian citizenship/residency (Birth Certificate if born in Australia or photo of Passport and/or visa details)
  • Successful national criminal history check (if you already have one and it is less than a year old) 


Human Resources

Ph: 08 8226 9879


Applications close Friday 19 October 2018

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


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