Amanda Wall has a Bachelor degree in Business with a double major in Accountancy and Public Sector Financial Management, is a qualified CPA and is a member of both the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Australia and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
With 12 years of practical experience in the field of audit (external and internal audit) Amanda always proactively seeks to “make a difference”. This was first demonstrated when Amanda nominated to lead the Queensland Audit Office’s Graduate Development Program as their in-house trainer and recruitment coordinator, over and above her role as a field audit team leader for financial statement audits of Government Departments and Local Governments in Queensland.
Also while auditing for the Queensland Audit Office Amanda was selected to represent the Office publicly, speaking at several accounting conferences and regional forums about financial statement audits, common audit issues, auditing standards and asset accounting.
Subsequently Amanda took on the role of Director of Internal Audit for the Environmental Protection Agency before moving to the Internal Audit Unit of Queensland Health where she was the Manager of Financial and Compliance Audit.
Amanda challenged her audit team’s traditional approach and embraced the mantra espoused by Dr Dan Kneer of ‘auditing smarter, not harder’, spearheading intensive change to the team’s audit approach, co-developing the formal audit methodology and establishing a competency framework for staff development.
Most recently Amanda was approached to be a representative speaker for the Dr Dan Kneer Advisory Group. Amanda now promotes the value of ‘auditing smarter, not harder’ by teaching techniques such as advanced data analytics, continuous controls monitoring and statistical sampling.