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Financial Accountant

Employer
Department of Treasury & Finance
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About us

The Department of Government Services (DGS) was established on 1 January 2023 to improve everyone's experience of doing business and interacting with the Victorian government. We bring important day-to-day services together in one department to make things easy and seamless for Victorians and businesses. We are doing this by connecting and digitising our systems and platforms across state and local government as well as streamlining our corporate and procurement services.

About the role

The Financial Accountant is a key contributor to the completion of financial reporting requirements including the annual financial statements and monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting for whole of government consolidations, and related financial analysis.

Key accountabilities include:
  • Preparing financial reports including annual financial statements and reports for consolidation into whole of government financial reports, and analysis as requested by the Chief Financial Officer and other managers;
  • Providing accounting advice to financial and non-financial staff, including management across DTF on the interpretation and application of general accounting concepts and practices, including relevant accounting standards and Financial Reporting Directions;
  • Assisting with the preparation of various other reports including the audit committee reports, annual Fringe Benefits Tax returns and monthly Business Activity Statements.

About you

To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate:
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical abilities, including demonstrated ability to prepare and present sound advice, reconciliations and reports, supported by robust analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with the interpretation and application of Australian accounting standards and practices and the preparation of fringe benefits tax returns and business activity statements.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written communication, consultation and negotiation skills, including the ability to liaise with and influence clients and stakeholders at all levels, and the ability to deliver presentations and training to finance and non-finance staff.
  • Expertise in the application of a variety of PC applications including MS Excel and MS Access

Mandatory requirements
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of financial reporting, including application of Australian accounting standards, account reconciliations and in the use of a variety of relevant ICT applications.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is required, preferably with a major in accounting.
  • Membership of relevant professional association desirable.

For specific responsibilities please review the attached position description.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date 11:59pm on Sunday, 05 May 2024. All applications should include:
  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Policy, Victorian Public Service employees are required to apply via the JSE for primary consideration access.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DGS has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DGS employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DGS actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DGS can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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