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ACAG performance audit manager's meeting

Queensland Audit Office

Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 9:00 am - Friday, 3 November 2017 at 1:00 pm (AEST)

ACAG performance audit manager's meeting

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Please join us at the Queensland Audit Office for the ACAG performance audit manager's meeting.


Date: 2–3 November 2017

Time: 9am–5pm, 2 November; 8.30am–1pm 3 November

Location: Charlie Fowke Training Room, Level 10, 53 Albert Street, Brisbane


Day one—2 November 2017
Time Session title Presented by
9–9.20am Welcome

Queensland Auditor-General
Darren Brown, QAO


Accessing audit information

  • Educating auditees
  • Cabinet-in-confidence information
  • Sensitive information
  • Coercive powers

Jodie Lydeker, QAO

Darren Brown, QAO


Auditing local government

  • Challenges of auditing local government
  • Approaches taken by different jurisdictions

Jo Manion, NSW

Bettina Ocias, NSW

Charles Strickland, Director, QAO local government audit will attend this session

Morning tea

An auditee's perspective

Guest speaker: Stephanie Attard, Executive Director, Department of Justice and Attorney-General

  • Stephanie will provide an auditee's perspective on the experience of being subject of a number of performance audits over the past few years

Guest speaker

Darren Brown, QAO


Engaging with stakeholders during an audit

  • Good and bad examples which highlight the importance of good engagement 
Vicky Delagos, VIC

Presenting a united office approach to auditing

  • How do we collaborate across audit business areas better to improve efficiency and reduce the risk of conflicting opinions?

The performance auditor as coach and mentor/trusted advisor

  • The best ways to highlight/promote good practice
  • How to add value through audits that do not produce 'scathing' findings
  • Managing the risks of taking a more proactive approach (for example, reputation, independence)

Alex Kaiser, NSW

Juliana Weingaertner, NSW

Afternoon tea

Data intensive audits

  • Using more analysis to support performance audits and develop questions from a different perspective
  • Accessing agency data
  • QA of audit data analytics (QAO)
4.30–4.50 Recap of the day's sessions Darren Brown, QAO

Drinks/dinner: We have booked a table at a nearby restaurant for those interested in going for drinks and dinner on the evening of the first day. We are coordinating this with the Heads of Performance Audit.


Day two—3 November 2017
Time Session title Presented by
8.30–8.40am Morning intro

Darren Brown, QAO


Auditing efficiency

  • The ANAO's methodology and our early experiences in managing effeciency audits

Q&A session with the Heads of Performance Audit

Darren Brown, QAO
Morning tea

Designing a forward work program

  • Strategic audit planning
Darren Brown, QAO

ACAG benchmarking

  • Using results to improve performance audits

IMPACT 2018 conference

Susan Loane, NSW

Closing: recap of the two days

Queensland Auditor-General

Darren Brown, QAO


RSVP closes COB 27 October 2017.

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53 Albert St
53 Albert Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 9:00 am - Friday, 3 November 2017 at 1:00 pm (AEST)

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The Queensland Audit Office (QAO) is the external auditor of the Queensland public sector. It provides audit opinions about the reliability of financial statements produced by state and local government entities. It also forms conclusions about public sector performance and makes recommendations for improvement.

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