Job Details
  • Reference383139A_1636489464
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted18 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 Policy Advisor on a contract for 6 - 9 months.

About the Role:

The Agency Finance Policy Advisor is required to collaborate and consult with subject matter experts and key stakeholders in a finance setting to develop an effective finance governance and policy framework that reflects agreed practices and controls. They will ensure agency Finance policies and procedures are easy to understand, provide clear guidance to staff, and reflect changes in finance practices, accounting standards, and government policy.

The occupant of the role is also responsible for undertaking activities related to published procedures to ensure there are control mechanisms to minimise risks and support a culture of accountability and compliance within agency's financial procedure framework.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision, develop and revise financial policy and procedures, including but not limited to travel, credit card management, expenditure, and asset management.
  • Consult and collaborate with subject matter experts across agency Finance and the agency Business Units to develop an effective financial governance and policy framework.
  • Anticipate stakeholders' needs, ensure the relevance of the activity and achievement of team objectives, take personal responsibility for guaranteeing client satisfaction, and correct problems promptly in a constructive manner.
  • Establish networks with other professionals within and external to agency to ensure the financial policy framework reflects current practices.
  • Develop and review policies, procedures, systems and make recommendations to guide management decisions.
  • Build knowledge and capability, display agility to contribute to multiple teams, manage multiple priorities, and support other functions within the Finance Governance team, such as insurance, banking, and compliance activities.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of agency's Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals.
  • Other duties as directed.

Selection Criteria:


  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and/or experience in developing policies and procedures in consultation with subject matters experts and other key stakeholders.
  • 2Proven experience identifying and analysing complex or ill-defined problems and developing appropriate solutions to communicate clearly to stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to deliver clear, concise and compelling messaging to a broad audience.
  • Proven ability to achieve a high level of trust and respect and build strong, productive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders providing accurate and timely advice that influences outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability contributing to a high performing team, working cooperatively to achieve common goals to an expected standard with high self-motivation and organisational skills.


  • An understanding of Government processes, including PGPA Act, Australian Accounting Standards and Model Accountable Authority Instructions.
  • Previous experience working in a finance team in an operational environment, in particular, developing finance policies or procedures.
  • High-level Microsoft Office skills.

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.