APS6 Finance Officer

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Job Role
Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
McArthur are currently seeking applications for the position of APS6 Finance Officer, to work with our government client in a 6 month role.

As part of this role, your primary duties and responsibilities will include the following
  • Assist in developing and monitoring internal budgets and forward estimates, and related statistical reports.
  • Arrange payment of all accounts (including overseas transfers), and provide analysis of data entry and monitoring quality of data entered into FMIS.
  • Daily monitoring of bank account and follow up on all unpresented cheques and outstanding deposits.
  • Raise debtor invoices as required.
  • Cash Management by monitoring the cash flows from revenue and expenditure to ensure enough cash is available as and when required for investment or accounts payable purposes.
  • Preparation and processing of FMIS journals and CBMS (Government Finance System) entries.
  • Manage and maintain controls over petty cash, official passports, cab charge vouchers and other accountable documents.
  • Credit card management, including the processing of credit card statements (Diners and Mastercard) and DFAT direct debit transactions in a timely manner and liaising with credit card holders and overseas staff in ensuring that they are coding transactions and reconciling statements in a timely manner, including monitoring of general ledger clearing accounts.
  • Assist in preparation of annual FBT and monthly BAS statement.
  • Under general direction, provide assistance with the day-to-day operations of the finance and accounting operations.
  • Receive, scan and email fortnightly processing to outsourced payroll provider, including undertaking Super eligibility checks for PSS, CSS & PSSap.
  • Check - leave liability calculations for incoming/outgoing transfers, purchase leave reconciliations.
  • Payroll Helpdesk for staff including providing logins, password and support for Employee Self Service (HR21).

  • To be successful in this role, you must meet the following criteria:

    Demonstrated experience and ability in preparing and processing financial data (especially in accounts payable) in a computerised financial management information system together with basic cash management skills.

    Demonstrated experience in public service payroll processing or equivalent payroll experience with an understanding of public service terms and conditions of employment.

    Highly developed organisational and administrative skills with excellent attention to detail and the ability to use initiative and show judgement in identifying problems and solutions.

    Strong numeracy skills and the ability to navigate excel spreadsheets accurately.

    Sound oral and written communication skills including ability to prepare less complex correspondence and routine papers as required.

    Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated commitment to, and ability to provide, excellent client service and work as a member of a team under limited supervision.

    Previous use of Human Resource Information Systems (CHRIS21 an advantage) and Sun Financial System, Accounting qualifications or experience in accounts payable functions would be an advantage.

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