APS5 Finance Officer

Posted 27 July 2022
Salary$50 - $55 per hour
LocationCanberra
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment, Defence, Emergency, Government
ReferenceJO-2207-482756

Job description

About the Organisation
This Commonwealth government agency is the Commonwealth’s principal provider of professional legislative drafting and publishing services and has approximately 110 staff.
 
About the role
The Finance Section of this Corporate Services Group consists of one small team, which manages the financial operations. Finance is responsible for the day-to-day and monthly processing including reconciliations, debt management, working capital needs and preparing monthly reports for the Senior Management Team. We also provide finance support to internal and external stakeholders.
 
Key responsibilities
 
Under limited direction, the Finance Officer will:
  • manage the day-to day processing and monthly financial operations including debt management, monthly processing and reconciliations and ensuring timely and quality outputs;
  • assist with the preparation of financial reports, budgets and forecasts, costings, taxation and researching and develop procedural guidelines in accordance with relevant legislation and frameworks;
  • identify opportunities and implement ongoing process and system improvement projects and supporting stakeholders through change;
  • undertake procurement reporting for external and internal stakeholders;
  • develop productive working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals.
What you will gain from this experience
  • You will gain a strong understanding of accounts receivable, accounts payable, month and year end accounting, and preparation of financial statements.
  • As a member of the Finance team, we offer a unique opportunity to:
  • gain in-depth knowledge of all finance functions
  • engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • access flexible working arrangements, aligned with the Home based and Flexible Work policies.
To be suitable for this role, you will have:
  • Highly developed understanding of and experience in accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Proven experience in maintaining and using computer-based and manual records for accounting purposes, to a high standard and with close attention to detail.
  • Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to:
  • determine priorities in consultation with others and recognise and resolve conflicting priorities; and meet deadlines.
  • In-depth understanding of the work environment and the ability to identify issues that may impact on team work objectives.
  • Work effectively as a team member, manage relationships and work purposefully and effectively with others under limited supervision and guidance from more senior staff Well-developed communication and liaison skills and the ability to liaise effectively with people at all levels.
Essential:
  • Experience with TechOne software
How to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Eden Morris 02 6162 7305 emorris@dfp.com.au 

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.