APS6 Financial Accountant

APS6 Financial Accountant

Job Title: APS6 Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City
Salary: $55 - $65 per hour
Start Date: 2021-01-11
Reference: V-38354
Contact Name: Connie TONG
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2021 10:05

Job Description

Our client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join the Finance Business Unit as a Financial Accountant.

The Finance Business Unit manages all financial functions of the agency and provides strategic advice for management on the agency’s financial resources, supported by development and dissemination of applicable policies and procedures.  The section also provides financial services to other agencies as part of the Cultural and Corporate Shared Service Centre managed by the agency.

About the Role:
The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of activities that may include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the day to day work of the team undertaking financial processing, procurement, treasury functions and preparing returns to meet taxation requirements.
  • Management of asset and inventory records, reporting and associated reconciliations.
  • Manage the general ledger including compliance with accounting standards and Commonwealth requirements, processing of accruals and performing end of month reconciliations.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports required for mandatory reporting, for both internal and external stakeholders, including financial, procurement and taxation compliance.
  • Monitor the workload of the team to ensure that high volumes of work and competing priorities are managed, and internal and external deadlines are met.
  • Provide accurate, appropriate and timely advice, documentation and procedures on a broad range of financial and procurement matters, including handling the more complex enquiries from clients.
  • Assist in process improvements and proactively identifying new initiatives to benefit the Museum.
About You:
The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge and understanding of finance and procurement frameworks and principles that apply in a Commonwealth Government agency. They will be a strategic thinker with high-level analytical and problem-solving skills. They will have strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver results and manage high volumes of work with competing priorities and deadlines. They will possess strong coordination and organisational skills and demonstrate well-developed influencing and negotiation skills. 

The agency expects all employees to display these professional capabilities, as relevant to their position and classification.
  • Leadership
    Demonstrate leadership in how programs are delivered, striving to create a new benchmark in excellence.
  • Collaboration and connection
    Work together to create a culture where collaboration across business units is seamless to delivering the shared vision.
  • Courage and innovation
    Be bold and decisive, embrace challenges and opportunities and actively seek ways to continually improve and streamline our services for the benefit of the whole Museum.
  • Agility and resilience
    Embrace and respond to change as a normal part of our working environment.
  • Respect and integrity
    Display respect and integrity when working together, embracing the APS values of being committed to service, accountable, respectful, ethical and impartial.
Application closing date: 22 January 2020
Contract term: 6 months initial  labour hire/non-ongoing contract with possibility for extension/permanency
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Applicant must be Australian Citizen. Be able to obtain and maintain a required AGSVA (Baseline) clearance.

How to Apply:
Please submit your application include your resume, contact details of two referees, rate expectation, notice period, and a short summary telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience, and qualifications make you the best person for the job. We will be in touch shortly for suitably skilled candidates.

We may review, short-list for this role prior to the closing date. We encourage the submission of early applications.

Call Connie Tong on 0419 890 865 for any further information.

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