As the Senior Policy Advisor in Corporate Finance, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the financial management and financial governance frameworks of a reputable Government Department?
The Senior Policy Advisor reports to the Chief Finance Officer, Corporate Finance, Corporate Services Division.
You will have responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks:
- Establish and implement financial management and financial governance frameworks in place to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and government policy and enhance and promote sound and better practice financial management.
- Establish, implement and maintain effective financial policies, procedures, guidelines and practices.
- Ensure financial controls systems (including Delegations and Administrative Authorities) are in place, operating effectively and are regularly monitored and tested.
- Provide advice to senior management on legislative and policy positions with regards to financial management and the possible impact to on the Department and its business units.
- Deliver creative and innovative approaches to financial policy and governance support though formal and informal training to enable clients to maximise benefits to be derived from good financial management.
- Contribute to the achievement of continuous improvement by encouraging an environment where high quality work is achieved and is supported by the development and adherence to quality systems.
What we are looking for Appointments in the public service are based on merit and will be assessed by looking at what you’ve undertaken previously and what knowledge, skills and learned experiences you can bring to the team and the role, including your personal qualities and your potential for development. Your suitability for this role will be assessed against how you:
- Supports strategic direction - Well- developed knowledge, (or a demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge) of the principles, practices, current issues and public sector policy relating to financial management and financial reporting.
- Achieves results – Successfully contribute to and participate in project teams or to work autonomously, in order to achieve outcomes and manage tasks to completion within tight timeframes.
- Supports productive working relationships - Demonstrated team leadership and management skills to manage projects and achieve outcomes within negotiated timeframes; and ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders including team members, colleagues and clients.
- Displays person drive and integrity – Displays a client focussed attitude and applies personal initiatives to provide accurate, impartial and forthright advice to colleagues, stakeholders and clients to ensure improve business processes for the delivery of quality services and support.
- Communicates with influence -. Advance communication skills including negotiating processes and ability to relate positively to others.
While there are no mandatory qualifications for this role, it would be highly desirable for the successful applicant to possess:
- a tertiary qualification in accountancy, commerce or business management
- current membership with an accredited professional body, such as CPA Australia (Certified Practicing Accountants) or ICAA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia).
- $60.00 per hour + Super
- Contract until 16 February 2020
- Immediate Start
- A06/A07 depending on experience