32370, several

Senior Financial Accountant
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 26 April 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 32370, several
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 April 2019
Contact Officer: Nam Tran on nam.tran@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 2518

Details: Do you want to make a difference to the ACT Government? Do you want to be part of an innovative business and friendly team environment/culture that supports staff, lifestyle balance and career progression? Then the Shared Services Strategic Finance team is looking for you! Shared Services’ vision is to provide efficient, effective services based on accountability and best practice. As a Senior Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for managing and preparing financial management statements, reports, reconciliations and all other associated correspondence for both internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, the role is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of budgets and forecasts for Shared Services as well as providing high level technical financial advice to address and resolve complex accounting issues related to business requirements. Ideally, you will have a financial background and will need to demonstrate that you are highly organised, can effectively liaise in all directions and can communicate very well both orally and in written form. You will need to be able to use the Microsoft Office suite competently, in particular Excel features and formulas to deliver this role. We want an innovative, forward thinking professional who enjoys problem solving, understands financial information and how issues integrate. Your enthusiasm, professionalism, analytical skills and forensic potential as well as your ability to manage and prioritise workloads will ensure your suitability for the role. Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or a related field is a compulsory requirement, and membership and professional accreditation or progress thereto of a peak Australian accounting body such as NIAA, ASCPA or ICA are desirable.
Note: These are temporary positions available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension up to less than 12 months and/or permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Please note, this position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Please submit your current resume, setting out relevant personal particulars, employment history, qualifications and experience (no more than four to six pages). Please include an Application Coversheet and a two-page Expression of Interest to describe your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position of Senior Financial Accountant. Applicants should take into account the stated position requirements/duties, technical knowledge and behavioural capabilities as described in the Position Description to tell us why your skills, knowledge and experience makes you the best person for the job. You should include specific examples of your work where possible. Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au

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Accounting, Banking and Economics
Administration and Governance
Leaders and Senior Management