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

Skills

  • 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.

Knowledge

  • 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.

Behaviour

  • 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.

Qualifications/Requirements

Mandatory:

  • 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 Neville.smith@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.