Financial Accountant
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 23 July 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: 23842
Directorate: Canberra Institute of Technology
Advertised (Gazettal date): 09 July 2019
Contact Officer: Karl Caig on karl.caig@cit.edu.au or (02) 6207 3363

Details: Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is seeking to recruit an outstanding finance professional. The primary focus of the role is financial reporting and analysis that includes not just reporting the numbers, but interpreting and providing the relevant narrative to non-financial professionals. Liaising with internal personnel and external parties such as auditors and ACT Treasury is a key part of the role. Established skills in the preparation of Financial Statements, notes, reconciliations and associated tasks are essential. Monthly, quarterly and end of year reporting (including supporting the budget and forecasting functions) are key responsibilities of the role, as is taking responsibility for applying, maintaining and updating relevant policies. Your experience will include not only understanding the debits and credits side of things but also about the qualitative side of financial and management reporting, such that the leadership team can fully rely on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the information presented. Exceptional and up to date skills in Excel are essential, as is the ability to use Word to generate professional reports and official documents. Also essential is the ability to maintain appropriate records management practices with tools such as Outlook and HPE Content Manager (formerly TRIM). CIT operates in both Government and commercial worlds and the successful applicant must demonstrate an understanding of finance and accounting requirements for commercial operations. Dual-sector experience will be highly regarded. Technical expertise, agility, adaptability, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to confidently communicate at all levels both internally and externally are all key requirements. The successful candidate will also be able to think outside of the square, demonstrate initiative, show commitment, be proactive, be flexible and must show over and above, drive and energy to support CIT's goals. The right person for the role will be a post associate member of a peak accounting body (e.g. CPA Australia or CAANZ) and must be able to able to work both autonomously and within a team environment and will be able to hit the ground running. CIT is committed to building an inclusive workplace through a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment we strongly encourage and welcome applicants from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or people with a disability.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: A recognised tertiary qualification(s) in Accounting/Commerce/Finance is mandatory. Membership of a peak accounting body (e.g. CPA Australia/CAANZ) or progress towards post-Associate membership is highly desirable. (Qualifications checks including requesting documentary evidence may be required).
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of permanency. The position is based at CIT's headquarters on the Reid campus directly adjacent to the City, and features free staff car parking, an annual two-week Christmas/New year shutdown additional to the standard four weeks' annual leave. Occasional travel to and from other CIT campuses (see https://cit.edu.au/about/locations) may be required from time to time. To learn more about CIT including its structure, strategic vision and cultural traits, visit https://cit.edu.au/about/publications. Temporary employment offered as a result of this advertisement may lead to permanency/promotion as per the Public Sector Management Standards, Section 14 – Direct appointment of employee – general, and Section 20 – Direct promotion  - general and CIT Enterprise Agreements.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should (along with their curriculum vitae) submit a written response to the Selection Criteria shown in the accompanying Position Description. Contact details of two referees including your most recent direct report/manager should also be provided.

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