Please note: applications closed at 5:00pm (AEDT) on 9 March 2016.

The Auditor-General of Victoria is an independent officer of the Victorian Parliament, providing assurance to Parliament and the community on the financial integrity and performance of the Victorian public sector.

Appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Parliament of Victoria’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, the Auditor-General acts independently and has complete discretion in the performance of his/her functions, in consultation with the Committee.

Candidates must have the highest integrity and diplomacy combined with sound judgement to fulfil their obligations in one of Victoria’s most critical and transformative public sector appointments.

Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, together with a contemporary knowledge and understanding of corporate business issues and practices, emerging public sector trends and risk management principles are critical to this role. Extensive expertise in the areas of financial accounting, economics and law are also favoured.

The ability to lead, engage and foster a highly skilled and technical team while driving reform and organisational performance will be highly regarded as will the ability to foster sophisticated relationships with multiple stakeholders. Candidates should also demonstrate a comprehensive working knowledge of the machinery of government in a Westminster system.

For a confidential discussion, and to receive the Information Book with details about the position and the process, please contact: Julie Steiner or Caroline Dever, Odgers Berndtson Executive Search, who are advising the Parliament of Victoria and the selection panel.