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Performance Analyst positions (APS4)

Put your in-depth investigatory, research and written communication skills to work, evaluating and reporting on how government agencies operate. 

Here at the Australian National Audit Office, we apply our natural curiosity and professional scepticism to explore and scrutinise how programs are managed and policies are implemented. 

As a specialist public sector agency that supports the Auditor-General of Australia, our purpose-driven performance analysts keep government accountable. Taking a deep dive into different programs and topics of public interest, importance and investment, we:

  •  gather and follow the evidence
  • use our judgement to evaluate how agencies are performing, and 
  • logically present our findings and recommendations in a report to Parliament. 

As a performance analyst here, you'll apply well-developed generalist skills — like analysis, research and writing — to examine a variety of public policy and administrative issues. Have you ever completed a big research project? A performance audit is surprisingly similar. 

You will live our core values of respect, integrity and excellence and do interesting work that matters — developing deep insights into the big public sector issues of the day, like Australia's defence, cyber security or the COVID-19 response. 

If you're inquiring, analytical and detail-oriented — and believe in the importance of shining a light on government administration for the public benefit — we want to hear from you. 

We are undergoing a period of significant growth, expanding our workforce and audit topic coverage. Keep an eye out for more opportunities at the ANAO over the coming financial year.

Learn more about our performance audit work here:

About the role

As an APS4 Performance Analyst you will:

  • complete specific audit assignments under the direction of your supervisor
  • gather evidence and analyse data
  • prepare working papers, documentation and reports to the required quality standard
  • help research policy and legislative frameworks, past audits, parliamentary discussions and other audit-relevant information
  • help present findings and evidence in audit workshops with the Auditor-General and other executives.

How to apply

For more information, including info on how to apply, head to our careers page at 

Applications for positions are closing 22 August 2021 — don't miss out!

*Applicants must be Australian citizens and be willing to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance.

Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Entry Level Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Economics, Government

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:


  • Salary Range

    $70,333 to $77,299 plus 15.4% super

  • Remote Friendly


  • Closing Date:22nd Aug 2021, 1:30 pm


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