Job Details
  • Reference393529A_1654484608
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 a Assistant Director - External Budgets on a contract for 3 months.

About the Role:

The delivery of the EPSDD's budget requires a diversity of knowledge and skills. We are looking for a senior professional who has strong interpersonal and people management skills, is looking to expand his/her skills-set and enjoy working in a fast-paced, high profile environment.

The primary responsibilities for the position include but not limited to:

  • Assist with managing and coordinating EPSDD's external budgeting process by collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in line with ACT Treasury's timelines and requirements;
  • Manage EPSDD's updates in the Government Budget Management System (GBMS) in each Stage according to ACT Treasury's timetable and requirements
  • Plan and coordinate the incident related cost recovery with relevant business areas and executives;
  • Assist business areas in terms of tracking and monitoring the incident related costs and contribute to the cost recovery claims;
  • Primary contact and consultation with key external stakeholders including ACT Treasury, other Directorates/ interjurisdictional Government Agencies and Insurance Companies
  • Preparation of models and other financial documents as required, including ensuring outcomes are correctly presented in financial disclosures
  • Provide advice and support to the Chief Finance Officer in strategic financial management matters, including preparation of final draft of reports, minutes, briefings and policy documents;
  • Develop quality assurance frameworks and procedures relevant to the operations of the position and mentor staff in their implementation and management;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to a client focused culture and process improvements.

About the Position:

Your suitability for this position will be assessed based on your skills, knowledge and behaviour in relation to the duties/responsibilities listed above


  • Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills with a focus on delivering complex information in clear and concise terms for multiple audiences;
  • Drive and initiative to apply yourselves to complex tasks and successfully manage competing deadlines to achieve high-quality outcomes, including when providing supervisory support to junior staff;
  • Emerging leadership skills and a commitment to help and lead diverse skilled team to achieve high-quality shared outcomes; and
  • Demonstrate high level computer skills including Microsoft Word/Excel and Financial Information Management System (FIMS) such as Oracle and TM1 to undertake strategic financial analysis and reconciliations.


  • Demonstrate good understanding of Government Budget Process Rules and experience in the Government budget process;
  • Demonstrated experience in asset accounting, including management of asset registers, reconciliations of financial systems and coordination of annual revaluation programs;
  • Highly developed understanding of the Government's financial management frameworks and demonstrated experience of preparation of the Budget Statements;
  • Demonstrate solid knowledge in cost accounting and financial reporting; and
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of Government cost recovery process.


  • Demonstrated capability to be able to align to EPSDD's priorities and is capable of seizing opportunities presented by change and to contribute to innovation and continuous improvement in the workplace.



  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in a Commerce or Accounting; and
  • Membership of CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (or working towards).

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.