Victorian Auditor General's Office
  • Accountancy & advisory
  • Government & public services

VAGO play a key role in holding the public sector to account by reviewing how effectively agencies deliver services and use public funds. We positively affect the lives of Victorians by examining government entities’ effectiveness, reporting on inefficiencies, and recommending how to improve future performance.

The first Auditor-General was appointed in 1851, making us one of the oldest public sector institutions in Victoria.

The first Auditors-General examined the state’s finances and assessed whether the financial reports provided a fair and accurate representation of Victoria's financial position at 30 June each year. Over time, VAGO was asked to broaden its work to look at how effectively the public sector was performing in its use of public resources.

Our auditing approach continues to evolve as a result of legislative reform and changes in auditing practice and standards. We now have ‘follow the dollar’ powers and we can extend our...

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VAGO play a key role in holding the public sector to account by reviewing how effectively agencies deliver services and use public funds. We positively affect the lives of Victorians by examining government entities’ effectiveness, reporting on inefficiencies, and recommending how to improve future performance.

The first Auditor-General was appointed in 1851, making us one of the oldest public sector institutions in Victoria.

The first Auditors-General examined the state’s finances and assessed whether the financial reports provided a fair and accurate representation of Victoria's financial position at 30 June each year. Over time, VAGO was asked to broaden its work to look at how effectively the public sector was performing in its use of public resources.

Our auditing approach continues to evolve as a result of legislative reform and changes in auditing practice and standards. We now have ‘follow the dollar’ powers and we can extend our performance audits to include how well private contractors have delivered public services using public resources.

As a high performing organisation we constantly look for new ways to deliver the best possible outcomes for our community. To achieve this, we look for people who are creative – people who can envision possibilities and transform them into realities.

To ensure our graduates become leaders in their field, we offer advanced learning and development opportunities. This includes financial and other support to complete the CAANZ or CPA programs and/or additional university education.

Our world-class office facility provides the latest technology and inviting activity based work spaces. With easy access to public transport hubs, diverse retail outlets, quality dining establishments and lifestyle attractions, our workplace offers one of the best locations for careers in the CBD.

We are working towards becoming a fully accessible workplace, so encourage graduate applicants with special needs to request reasonable adjustments to enable success in the recruitment process and/or the workplace.

At VAGO, you will be rewarded with generous remuneration combined with excellent working conditions. Some of these include:

  • Empowerment to achieve work-life balance via flexible working arrangements such as variable start/finish times, work from home arrangements and part-time employment.
  • Any extra time you invest during peak periods will be returned to you as an additional form of leave.
  • 15 days of personal leave annually.
  • 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Generous travel, accommodation, meal and incidental allowances.
  • Guaranteed salary increases to offset CPI, along with a clear and objective annual salary progression process.
  • Annual discounts on everyday expenses such as myki, professional memberships and private health insurance.
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