Job Details
  • Reference400719A_1667454778
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantDiksha Saini

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 Governance Officer on a ongoing / non-ongoing role.

Position Overview

The key duties of the position are:

  • Deliver the department's annual performance reporting including Corporate Plan and Annual Report.
  • Lead and oversee all internal audit activities including planning and implementation of recommendations.
  • Lead and oversee Audit Committee activities including provision of papers, reports and briefings on relevant topics to the Executive Board, Audit Committee, Chief Finance Officer, and other committees or individuals.
  • Manage department's Risk Management Framework, identify emerging risks and issues, consider their implications, and propose solutions.
  • Oversee Commonwealth performance management legislation and policies and department's associated internal policies, controls and compliance regimes.
  • Independently and confidently provide significant and detailed advice on governance, accountability and performance issues.
  • Maintain strategic awareness of Commonwealth policies and legislation that affect Finance, Procurement and Assurance Team's products and services.
  • Assess the impact of changes in Commonwealth policy and initiating and contributing to appropriate actions.
  • Educate department's personnel in correct decision-making practices to effectively promote and encourages quality decision making within the department. This may be through multiple forums such as ad hoc advice to individuals or through delivery of formal face to face training.
  • Completion of relevant administrative tasks congruent to areas of responsibility or as directed by the Chief Finance Officer from time to time.
  • Support the Chief Finance Officer in the delivery of effective, efficient, high quality organisational outcomes.
  • Engage in complex problem solving and issues management including coordination and completion of projects that impact on strategic, political, or operational outcomes for the department.
  • Supervise and manage subordinate staff and/or staff within the finance, procurement and assurance team as directed by the Chief Finance Officer.

Capabilities required

This role will be suited to a motivated and strong collaborator who has experience working in a corporate services environment, ideally in a governance area, with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of a small agency. In addition, the successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Experience with Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management and Fraud Control.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills including the ability to tailor language and advice to different audiences and produce reports and advice on short notice.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with the particular ability to liaise with and support audit committees and management committees.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in policy and procedure development, maintenance and assurance.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Commonwealth legislation and policies, especially:
    • the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and associated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule)
    • Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework.
  • Tertiary qualifications in risk management, governance, fraud control, business continuity and/or Insurance, especially as they relate to public sector management. (Desirable)

Membership of professional organisations involved in risk management or risk related activities, systems of internal control and/or performance reporting. (Desirable)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Diksha Saini on 02 6268 9769 or email for further discussion.