VCAT is seeking accountants to be appointed as experts

Posted on 08 Jun 2016

VCAT is seeking expressions of interest from qualified accountants and forensic accountants for a panel of independent experts.
VCAT may appoint experts to assist the Tribunal and to inquire into and report on any issue in a proceeding under Clause 7 of Schedule 3 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.

In the Guardianship ListDefinitionA List is an area in VCAT that deals with cases of a similar nature. For example, the Residential Tenancies List decides cases between tenants and landlords, and the Civil Claims List handles disputes about buying or selling goods and services. , VCAT hears matters under the Powers of Attorney Act 2014. VCAT may occasionally appoint accountants as experts to independently examine and audit accounts or other documents relating to the exercise of an enduring power of attorney over a specified period.

Experts are not appointed as members of VCAT or as members of staff. They form a panel of experts that VCAT can call on when necessary.

A VCAT order can appoint experts to examine or conduct accounts or other documents. The order sets out the pay rates and conditions. Parties are generally responsible for paying these costs. Practice Note PNVCAT2 has more information about expert evidence.

To apply, email an application by 30 June 2016. It should include a CV with contact and registration information, a cover letter, and a schedule of fees outlining estimated rates and related administration costs. Short-listed candidates may be interviewed and asked for further information.

To submit your application or to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Thomas Patereskos, MemberDefinitionA person who hears and decides cases at VCAT. Some members are specialists in particular areas of law. Support Coordinator, on (03) 9628 9991 or by email at