Job Details
  • Reference374820A_1622017979
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted18 days ago
  • Consultantsharrane martin

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 an EL1 Assistant Director Finance on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The EL1 Assistant Director Finance is accountable under broad direction to undertake very complex work that delivers quality outcomes across the Finance and Corporate Services Division's five core financial functions. These functions include financial accounting, management accounting, finance business partnering, financial analytics and scheme finance.

The EL1 Assistant Director Finance is an important team leadership position and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve very complex financial issues and risks across wide-ranging activities of substantial depth involving significant detail.

The EL1 Assistant Director Finance will exercise a considerable degree of independence to engage in very complex problem solving and issues management within one or more of the five core financial functions. The position will exercise sound decision-making and judgement to produce high level policy advice and operational support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Accountability
    • Acquire, maintain and apply a highly developed understanding and in-depth knowledge of the legislative requirements of the client rules, Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), PGPA rules and other relevant accounting and financial standards, frameworks and policies to support client outcomes.
    • Accountable to provide comprehensive and authoritative advice on specialist and very complex financial issues, planning, managing, and setting of the operational direction, anticipating and establishing priorities, monitoring progress and working to deliver one or more of the five core finance functions within the Finance and Corporate Service Division
  • Management Diversity and Span
    • Responsible to manage a team within one or more of the five core finance functions: including the management and allocation of a defined human, financial and physical resources, building team capability and capacity through coaching, identification of training requirements, performance management and conflict resolution.
    • Coordinate and assume responsibility to undertake very complex or sensitive finance projects or work programs that have strategic and/or operational significance to the client.
  • Job Context and Environment
    • Understand the APS financial operating environment, apply and implement the client legislative and policy financial requirements; working with the strategic and functional areas; providing in-depth financial knowledge, advice and recommendations that ensures strategic initiatives and operational outcomes are achieved within budgetary allocation.
    • Operate with a significant amount of independence, applying professional judgement to evaluate financial risk; analysing, identifying and recommending outcomes that address major areas of uncertainty across one or more of the core finances functions.
  • Independence and Decision-Making
    • Take the initiative, exercise a level of independence, select a course of action to manage very complex or sensitive financial issues consistent with current legislation, frameworks, rules, Accountable Authority Instructions (AAI's), financial authorisations and accounting standards.
    • Assess, investigate and prioritise significant variances and risks to existing financial operating models, processes and procedures within the core financial functions; making decisions that resolve, correct and prevent continuation or reoccurrence.
    • Evaluate emerging problems and risks within the core finance functions; applying professional judgement to analyse, assess and interpret relevant and often-conflicting information to gain an understanding to provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders, engaging and collaborating to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation, presenting the Finance and Corporate Services Divisions position in the context of very complex or sensitive finance issues

Skills & Experience:

  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety.
  • Take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons; and
  • Comply with reasonable instruction, policy or procedures given or notified by the client relating to health or safety.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.