About Us

Vista Advisory is a privately owned and independently operated professional services firm

About Vista Advisory

Vista Advisory is a specialist Canberra-based professional services firm that provides performance audit, review, evaluation, training and governance-related services to public sector agencies.

We have built a reputation as trusted and reliable service providers, developing performance audit and review frameworks, building capacity and working collaboratively with agency officers, providing quality senior personnel for internal placements as well as delivering discrete performance audit, evaluation, and review projects on time and within budget.

Our track record for delivery and extensive experience, gained predominantly across the Commonwealth public sector, and through work with the Australian National Audit Office in particular, ensures that Vista Advisory is a trusted and capable supplier to public sector agencies for assurance and governance work. We are known for the delivery of high quality work and relationship management that enhances the reputation of our clients amongst their stakeholders, in a low-fuss and reliable manner.

The founding principals of Vista Advisory commenced providing assurance, financial management and governance services to Government in 2003 and worked in larger, including Big 4, professional services firms in Sydney and Canberra from 1997. Vista Advisory’s senior team have successfully provided services in the Commonwealth, QLD, WA, VIC, ACT and NSW public sectors under expert panel, open tender and direct sourcing arrangements.

Why choose Vista Advisory?

Public entities are being required to provide higher quality and more efficient and effective services. Government and community expectations around accountability and value-for-money have risen considerably. In this environment, public sector assurance is more important, challenging and complex than ever before. Vista Advisory has the skills and experience to understand operating environments and context, and provide quality independent assurance in areas that really matter to decision makers and stakeholders.

Vista Advisory clients gain the following value:

  • A senior team which has planned and conducted complex audits, reviews and evaluations across jurisdictions.
  • A senior team accustomed to working and engaging with Commonwealth and State departmental executives, parliamentary committees and senior officials.
  • The ability to further expand our team by drawing on the advice and services of some of the most senior specialists in a particular policy or governance area, including Indigenous governance.
  • The most efficient delivery possible, drawing on Vista’s depth of experience and knowledge of assurance and public sector processes.
  • Independence and objectivity – we have a proven record in delivering high quality, fair and balanced work, we diligently identify and manage any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
  • An ability to understand, analyse and provide advice on management and institutional 
arrangements and legislative frameworks, and related programs, processes and 
systems, and provide practical and insightful recommendations where necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills to provide senior executives and stakeholders with genuine consultation and engagement, and a ‘no surprises approach’ to the way we conduct our work.
  • A skilled team who communicate openly and effectively with diverse groups.
  • A team skilled in developing and delivering tailored audit, assessment and governance training programs.

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