Job Details
  • Reference397566A_1661819656
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryAU$58 - AU$58.50 per hour + super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantJohn Todd
As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage APS6 Forensic Accountants on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Team

The Integrity Branch is responsible for preventing, detecting and responding to non-compliance and fraud. They engage with Agency staff, partners, participants and providers to promote good compliance practices and early intervention where non-compliance is identified.

The branch focus is on protecting the Agency's financial sustainability, strengthening fraud control arrangements and conducting risk assessments to refresh the Agency's Fraud and Corruption Control Plan. The Fraud Intelligence team work to prevent, deter, detect and respond to acts of fraud committed against the Agency.

About the Role

The APS6 Forensic Accountant is responsible for the collection, interpretation and examination of information or data, and contributing to the work area's reports, findings, decision making or
recommendations. The position is responsible for examining financial records to determine sources or applications of funds and assisting in the calculation of fraud against the Agency, and reviewing compiled analysis to determine case direction, priorities and outcomes.

The APS6 Forensic Accountant position is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team. The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering, examining, evaluating and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data and presenting the findings.
  • Conducting aspects of forensic accounting under guidance for serious and complex fraud investigation cases.
  • Using and maintaining information databases and other analytical tools to perform analysis, data extraction and manipulation for reporting tasks.
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of projects under guidance.
  • Supporting and mentoring staff, including coaching and training to build financial knowledge and capability.
  • Co-ordinating and performing quality assurance and data validation activities.
  • Exercising appropriate delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines

Key Skills required for the role:

  • Undertake financial analysis tasks efficiently and effectively, using proven research, analytical and investigative skills
  • Use financial analysis tools and programs such as Altia and Excel
  • Collaborate with other staff in the immediate work area and in other areas of the department
  • Negotiate with others to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Actively and effectively engage and maintain relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders
  • Work within defined frameworks to interpret complex data and information
  • Establish clear work plans, as well as prioritise workload and timeframes for self and others
  • The ability to obtain and hold NV1 Security Clearance

Essential Criteria:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA qualification)
  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA qualification) or,
  • Currently enrolled and working towards one of these qualifications.

Desirable Skills for the role:

  • Experience in an investigative environment
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in financial analysis
  • Experience writing expert witness statements and/or affidavits from criminal or civil proceedings
  • Cert IV in Government (Investigations)

What's in it for you:

  • Full time hours
  • 12 month contract with high possibility of extension
  • Generous rate of $58.50/hr + superannuation
  • Fantastic inner-city Melbourne office in Richmond

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. You can also email your CV for consideration to John at