Full-time Temporary

Closes: 01 April 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $126,577 - $142,494 plus superannuation
Position No: 46487
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 March 2020
Contact Officer: Melissa Tetley on melissa.tetley@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 2388

Details: Strategic Finance supports the Directorate through the provision of a financial framework supported by financial reporting, accounting operations, and coordination and or input into the annual budget and estimates functions. The Finance, Information and Assets team undertake, but not limited to, the following:
  • Provision of strategic and operational financial support and advice
  • Development and allocation of internal and external budgets (including coordination of the Directorate’s input into development of the ACT Government’s annual budget papers)
  • Preparation of financial performance reports for management and other key stakeholders
  • Accounting for the Directorate’s assets including coordination of the annual asset revaluation program
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable processing
  • Development and maintenance of financial management information systems and processes; and
  • Preparation of the Directorate’s annual financial statements.
The Role
The primary responsibilities for the position are to:
  • Manages the financial reporting activities of the Directorate, including cash management and forecasting, accounts receivable, accounts payable and salary reporting.
  • Co-ordinates the monthly financial reporting process, including monthly reconciliations, Balance Sheet reports to management and submissions to ACT Treasury.
  • Co-ordinates the annual financial statements process, including preparation of reconciliations, collection of data from internal and external stakeholders and managing the external audit.
  • Co-ordinates the Directorate’s Statement of Performance reporting.
  • Develops quality assurance frameworks and policies relevant to the operations of the financial reporting team and in adherence to relevant accounting standards.
  • Develops and maintains financial framework policies and instructions for the Directorate.
  • Develops and maintains complex financial reporting reconciliations and reports.
  • Contributes to delivery of the day to day activities of the Strategic Finance team with a view to delivering the unit’s common business goals and objectives.
  • Maintains records in accordance with the Territory Records Act 2002.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Qualifications in Accounting or Commerce and membership of a professional body, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants or CPA Australia is preferred. Experience working with TM1 and the ACT Government’s Oracle financial management information system is highly desirable.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of up to six months, with the possibility of extension 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. 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: Expressions of interest are sought from potential candidates and should include a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining experience and/or ability against the Selection Criteria, contact details of at least two referees and a current curriculum vitae.
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This is a temporary position available for a period of up to six months, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

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