Job Details
  • Reference374221B_1621265683
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted26 days 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 Finance Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension of 6 Months.

Position Overview

The APS6 Finance Officer is accountable under limited direction to undertake complex finance related work that is guided by legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents. The position will perform various activities within one or more of the core finances functions of the Finance and Corporate Service Division, that may include, financial accounting, management accounting, finance business partnering, financial analytics and scheme finance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acquire, maintain and apply an in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of the legislative requirement and rules, Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), PGPA rules and other relevant financial standards, frameworks and policies to support the achievement of financial outcomes.
  • Accountable to provide accurate operational and financial advice and support across a range of activities within one or more of the core finances functions.
  • Assume responsibility for complex finance projects, work programs or initiatives that have operational significance to the work area, Branch or the Finance and Corporate Services Division.
  • Coordinate and support others working on specific finance projects or work programs; facilitating and encouraging effective performance against specific objectives and outcomes; providing in-depth advice for specialist finance activities.
  • Maintain an awareness of the requirements of their assigned core finance function, monitor changes in the work environment that may impact on the deliverables of the function; contribute to business improvement strategies to change workplace practices and procedures
  • Work within a core finance function, interpret and apply legislation, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and precedents to their work activities; anticipating problems and contributing to issues management; escalating very complex financial issues to a team leadership position within the Division.
  • Works with a level of independence, subject to limited direction guided by policies, accepted standards and precedents; applying some latitude in modifying practices and procedures to produce accurate work that requires little or no revision before finalisation.
  • Consolidate, assess and evaluate available information on complex or escalated finance issues that have a medium to high impact on a core finance function; make decision to select and recommend an appropriate course of action.
  • Identify complex finance related problems or issues, use established or innovative methods to resolve or mitigate.
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders, consult, advise, anticipate and respond to their needs and expectations to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation in the context of complex or sensitive finance issues.
  • Communicate and negotiate to maximise cooperation in a wide range of complex and sensitive financial issues, requiring persuasion and sensitivity.

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.