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Group Finance Manager

Department of Justice and Community Safety
Melbourne, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Utilise your management and financial expertise to provide support and advice to the Finance and Procurement branch
  • Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 6: $130,673 - $174,869 plus superannuation.

About Us:

The Finance and Procurement business unit provides department-wide financial, procurement and workplace services through strategic leadership and setting the direction, policy and processes, and partnering with the department to build capability.

The Finance Branch leads the department's efforts to comply with government and legislative financial management responsibilities while driving a culture a strategic financial management across the department. It is responsible for the department's financial and budgetary policies and processes, including statutory reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxation compliance, government reporting (including Standing Directions), and facilitation of the annual budget process.

About the Role:

Leading a team of finance professionals and supported by embedded procurement professionals, the Manager, Group Finance and Procurement, delivers on the department's centrally managed, locally delivered financial services model. The Manager, Group Finance and Procurement plays an integral role in delivering business partnership for the Deputy Secretaries and their Group Executives for both finance and procurement. The role provides financial advisory support to the Groups in both responsible and strategic financial management.

Some of your duties will include:
  • Providing effective leadership in financial and procurement business partnership with the Deputy Secretary and Group executives.
  • Leading the strategic budget and financial management for a group, ensuring compliance with financial management obligations through providing strategic advisory support to the Deputy Secretary and Group executives.
  • Undertaking complex financial analysis to provide expert financial advice to inform the department's strategic decision making on matters involving a groups budget profile, financial sustainability, savings initiatives and other policies and programs as required.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:
  • Demonstrated experience in public sector policy and financial management
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills with an aptitude for problem solving in the context of financial and budget resource management.

  • Relevant qualification in policy, strategy or finance is desirable.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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