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Dr Margaret Salter

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Biography

Margaret is an FCA and registered company auditor who started her auditing career with Price Waterhouse in Fiji. In Australia, Margaret continued her auditing career with the large accounting firms (Ernst and KPMG). She moved to a small accounting practice to broaden her experience in business services and taxation. Later, Margaret joined the Victorian Auditor General’s Office where she was involved in financial and performance audits. She led an audit team in the privatisation of the gas industry and participated in the privatisation of the electricity industry in Victoria. As a director of Financial audit, Margaret had responsibilities in the justice sector, environment and sustainability and the university and TAFE sector.
Following the implementation of CLERP 9, Margaret joined the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) as a member of the technical team drafting force of law auditing standards. While at the AUASB, Margaret developed a keen interest in education and engaged as a subject coordinator in Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Auditing & Assurance and Accounting Work Placement at several universities including Deakin, La Trobe and RMIT. Margaret completed her PhD (Accounting) in 2017 at LaTrobe University. In her thesis, Margaret investigated the role of accounting information in the strategy execution process in two large Australian government organisations. Her findings demonstrate how institutional forces and individuals in power shape accounting devices and practices and identify opportunities to produce organisational efficiencies and effectiveness.
Currently Margaret is the managing director of a small consulting practice specialising in audits, institutional strengthening and corporate governance. She is also the independent Chair of the Audit Committee and the Executive Remuneration Committee for the Senior Master of the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Funds in Court, a Board member at Bendigo Kangan Institute where she chairs the Audit and Risk Managmeent Committee and is a member of the Finance and Resource Management Committee and People Performance Remuneration Committee. 

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Also published as: Salter, Margaret; Salter, M.
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