APS6 Finance Officer

The APS6 Finance Officer is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex finance related work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents. The position will perform various activities within one or more of the core finance functions of the Finance and Corporate Service Division, that may include, financial accounting, management accounting, finance business partnering, financial analytics and scheme finance.

The position is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership with supervision or management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities, managing workflows and outcomes of a finance team.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret relevant finance legislation, policy and standards in the application of practices and procedures to achieve a variety of finance outcomes.

The APS6 Finance Officer will have a considerable level of internal stakeholder contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive finance issues. It will be required to liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch and the division.

Relevant Duties
  • Acquire, maintain and apply an in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of legislative rules, Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), PGPA rules and other relevant financial standards, frameworks and policies to support the achievement of financial outcomes
  • Accountable to provide accurate operational and financial advice and support across a range of activities within one or more of the core finance functions including:
  • developing plans and objectives for short-term finance projects;
  • setting priorities and ensuring quality outputs for their own work and the work area;
  • monitoring emerging financial issues and identifying likely risks and impacts; and
  • developing recommendations and solutions to mitigate, correct and prevent reoccurrence of financial risks
  • Assume responsibility for, as well as, coordinate and support others working on specific finance projects or work programs; facilitating and encouraging effective performance against specific objectives and outcomes; providing in-depth advice for specialist finance activities
  • Work within a core finance function, interpret and apply legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents to their work activities; anticipating problems and contributing to issues management; escalating very complex financial issues to a team leadership position within the Division
  • Consolidate, assess and evaluate available information on complex or escalated finance issues that have a medium to high impact on a core finance function; make decision to select and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Identify complex finance related problems or issues, use established or innovative methods to resolve or mitigate
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders, consult, advise, anticipate and respond to their needs and expectations to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation in the context of complex or sensitive finance issues
  • Communicate and negotiate to maximise cooperation in a wide range of complex and sensitive financial issues, requiring persuasion and sensitivity.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Accounting, Finance or equivalent academic specialisation
  • Possess (or be working towards) membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) or other equivalent professional finance bodies (or relevant postgraduate degree) together with relevant direct finance experience.
This is a full-time contract role within Federal Government based in either Melbourne or Footscray (2 roles available) with an estimated end date of 30/9/2020, however there is a possible 9 month contract extension available.

Please apply now to be considered or contact Brooke Lawry on 03 8319 7840 for further discussion.
Melbourne (Melbourne)
Brooke Lawry