Vijyata Kirpalani

Vijyata Kirpalani

Partner, Audit & Assurance

Government & Public Sector | Healthcare



Executive summary

Vijyata is a Sydney based Partner in the Audit & Assurance team, with over 17 years of audit experience specialising in the Health and Government sectors, having worked with a Big 4 accounting firm and within Government.

Prior to BDO, Vijyata was working in client-facing roles as Director with Ernst & Young (EY) and the NSW Audit Office (NSW AO) in Australia providing valuable insights to client businesses. Her technical expertise comes from leading audit engagements and her global experience in USA with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).

Vijyata brings broad range of experience with commercial as well as technical skills and an ability to build trusted relationships with stakeholders. She has a hands on approach and she is focused on working collaboratively with clients to resolve technical issues in a timely manner.

Vijyata’s open communication style of working with clients and teams is her strength. She enjoys understanding the strategic business directions and needs of her clients to provide them with the best service as a trusted advisor.


  • External audits for large agencies and state-owned corporations within the government and public sectors including utilities, universities, Treasury and health.
  • Audit and assurance services within the health sector including, aged care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and Not-For-Profit entities.
  • Statutory financial reporting for public sector and private sector corporate clients.
  • Compliance reviews and broader assurance services for non-for-profit and government organisations.
  • Agreed upon procedures.


  • Australian large Not-For-Profit healthcare services provider including aged care, private hospitals and public hospitals – undertook the company’s statutory audit coordinating the large multidivisional and multi-locations across Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne
  • Multinational medical devices and medical supplies companies – undertook the company’s statutory audits in Australia and group reporting to USA.
  • Multinational animal pharmaceutical company - undertook the company’s statutory audits in Australia and group reporting to USA.
  • State-owned corporations - undertook the corporation’s statutory audits.
  • Large Government agencies– undertook the statutory audits.
  • Australian Universities in New South Wales - undertook the statutory audit and compliance activities.
  • Australian water utility companies- undertook the statutory audits.
  • Agency for Natural Disasters - undertook the entity’s expenditure and compliance audits.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Company Auditor