Director - Financial Accounting - EL2

We are seeking a Director of Financial Accounting (EL2) to join this rapidly evolving Federal Government organisation. The main purpose of this role is to achieve better practice financial management and reporting objectives, while ensuring a strong customer focus and providing high quality advice. You will be responsible for all general ledger financial accounting matters and managing a small team. This is a twelve month contract position starting in early May, with the possibility of a further twelve month extension. The location of the role is flexible, with the option of either a Geelong or Melbourne CBD location. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation and coordination of reporting activities
  • Data management and quality control
  • Proactively and effectively manage the annual financial statements audit process
  • Support for the Director Management Accounting on financial performance and key metrics
  • Development, oversight and implementation of a financial assurance and compliance framework in accordance with relevant legislation and financial guidance
  • Provision of expert advice on Australian Government financial management policies
  • Monitoring and reporting of all financial reporting, budgeting and related compliance issues
  • Coordinate liaison with key stakeholders. 
To succeed in this role, you will need the following skills & experience:

  • CPA/CA/IPA-qualified & relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferrably in the government sector
  • Strong proficiency in TM1 & SAP Financials
  • Excellent technical financial accounting knowledge in a government context
  • Confident in managing key stakeholders within a complex environment 
  • Strong abilities in statutory audit and audit program management
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach
  • Previous people management experience.
This is an unique and rewarding opportunity for a qualified Financial Accounting Executive with strong technical accounting, stakeholder mamagement and people management skills. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, and you are available for a twelve month contract role starting early May, then please apply online today with an updated resume and cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experience.
Melbourne (Geelong)