Proximity

Jenifer Frederick

Expert Advisor

Phone: 1800 959 885

Mobile: 0412 719 834

Email: jenifer.frederick@proximity.com.au


Reviews, Investigations and Inquiries experience

Jenifer is a qualified and experienced accountant, and a Fellow of CPA Australia, and her previous background as Chief Internal Auditor (Queensland) and Branch Accountant (Queensland) with the Australian Taxation Office and as Assistant Auditor-General, Corporate Services with the QAO has given her a solid background in reviews, investigations and enquiries. As a Taxation Auditor, Jenifer completed a number of investigations into complex taxation compliance matters. Whilst a Senior Review and Litigation Officer with the ATO, Jenifer also completed a review into a complex web of corporate arrangements and tax avoidance which had been the subject of Royal Commission, but which at the time remained unresolved. She worked as a part of a legal and audit team to undertake this investigation, which resulted in a large sum of money being returned to the liquidators to be returned to shareholders. Also whilst at the ATO, Jenifer successfully completed a number of fraud investigations as well as investigations into complaints of sexual harassment. Prior to joining Proximity, Jenifer was a Director of Alliance Consulting Group, and completed many assignments where she undertook reviews, including:

  • Brisbane City Council City-Fleet –
    • Review of quality management, safety management and environmental management systems
    • Review of customer satisfaction and organisational arrangements including business processes, organisational structure and staffing arrangements
    • Review of current financial performance, cash flow analysis, costs, and overhead allocation
  • Services Australia (formerly Centrelink) – Online Communication Service Offer Review – Activities included organisational review including structure, task and work analysis; development of service standards; change management strategy; workforce plan and implementation plan
  • Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations, Queensland Government – Facilitation of workshops to gain agreement on the future direction of the next stage of the financial system (SAP R/3) implementation; Development of recommendations for delivering on the Financial Management Improvement Program projects, and other improvement strategies; and Development of terms of reference for a detailed implementation planning study and a risk management review

·       Department of Social Services (formerly Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) – Review of agency compliance with Protective Security Policy Framework

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Review of Overseas Conditions of Service Arrangements including all allowances and their bases and calculation, payroll management, eligibility, fringe benefits tax implications, management for other agencies for overseas staff, and development of recommendations
  • Department of Health and Ageing – Review of client training programs provided by the Parliamentary and Portfolio Agencies Branch
  • Department of Home Affairs (formerly Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs) – Review of Fundamentals of Supervision Program (line manager development program) including mapping to Capability Development Framework, content & delivery issues
  • Department of Home Affairs (formerly Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs) – Review of current strategic HRM issues within a Division, including development of a Manager’s HR Toolkit, Staff Survey, review of Recruitment and Remuneration arrangements, review of graduate recruitment and development program
  • Department of Home Affairs (formerly Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs) – Review of document production and reproduction arrangements, including: Outsourced arrangements for Print & Copy Room (business improvement opportunities, service delivery arrangements, cost reductions); Arrangements and proposals in relation to multi-function devices (printers, scanners, faxes, photocopiers – business improvement opportunities, cost reductions, implementation issues); Development of policy document
  • National Capital Authority – Review of business processes, policies and procedures in the finance section, and develop Financial Management Policies & Procedural Manual; Review of financial systems user documentation, and develop Systems Operating Procedures
  • Noosa Shire Council – Review of current financial performance and statement of financial position; financial stability; and cashflow analysis; Analysis of and comparison of these financial components against accepted industry performance; Review and analysis of current financial management strategies including a consideration of their appropriateness in achieving the objective of long-term financial stability
  • Qld Rail – Review of First Aid Program

Most recently, Jenifer completed a review of Agency Accountable Instructions for the Digital Transformation Agency.