GAZ - EL2 - ACT/VIC - Group Finance Partner

Astralian Government Department Of Home Affairs
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Jun 09, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications close

: Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST . Late applications will not be accepted.
Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity isavailable to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.

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The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for centrally coordinated strategy and policy leadership in relation to domesticnational security arrangements, law enforcement, emergency management, counter-terrorism, social cohesion, the protection of our sovereignty, the integrity of our border and the resilience of our national infrastructure.

The Australian Border Force, an operationally independent body within the Department of Home Affairs, is Australia's frontline border law enforcement agency and Australia's customs service.The Australian Border Force's mission is to protect Australia's border and facilitate the legitimatemovement of people and goods across it.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The branch is responsible for internal budget allocations (departmental/administered and capital), internal management reporting and analysis, providing strategic financial advice to stakeholders through the Group Finance Partner network, and delivering a strategic costing framework for the Portfolio.

About the role:

Group Finance Partners (GFPs) act as the strategic link between Finance Division and the Department. GFPs are responsible for leading small to medium sized teams providing financial support to discrete business areas in a business partnering arrangement.

This service includes providing strategic financial advice to business, assisting with establishing budgets and forecasts, and undertaking financial reporting to the Client Network. GFP teams also play a role in assisting projects with their financial management responsibilities. The nature of the GFP role is that it primarily reports through to the CFO and is expected to provide analysis and insight into business areas to inform whole of Department budget and reporting strategies.

Home Affairs is a dynamic and fast paced environment and finance partners are required to be flexible, agile and outcome focused.

Our ideal candidate:

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Bedriven to provide exceptional service to the organisation
  • Bea self-starter with a high level of technical expertise, including relevant qualifications and/or experience working within a Government financial framework (or equivalent)
  • Possess an eagerness to enhance the future of finance
  • Possess a high level of interpersonal, stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Bean enthusiastic team player with strong leadership and staff management attributes.

  • Specific duties/responsibilities:
  • Provide high level strategic financial advice through regular reporting to and engagement with the Client Network
  • Assist business areas to establish budgets and provide accurate forecasts in a self-service budget management system
  • Oversee staff undertaking financial processes and reporting, including month end accruals, correction journals, reconciliation journals, financial analysis and monthly reporting activities
  • Prepare complex and/or sensitive correspondence, submissions and briefs, answers to parliamentary questions and Freedom of Information requests, notes on cabinet submissions and advice for the Minister and the Secretary
  • Leading the Section by providing mentoring and supervision of staff.

  • Role requirements/qualifications:

    The following knowledge and experience is highly desirable:
  • Experience in a similar role would be an advantage
  • Excellent technical knowledge system experience with SAP, TM1 or similar systems will be highly regarded
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgement, supported by demonstrated business and commercial acumen
  • Sound leadership, influencing and communication skills together with an ability to manage and develop staff.

  • Applicant response:

    As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.

    Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

    Please provide a one page pitch (in total) describing:
  • how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role.
  • why you are interested in the role and what you can offer the Department.
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

  • We encourage you to review the role requirements and the relevant APS Work Level Standards when crafting your response.

    How to apply:
    Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification. You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs' online recruitment system (ourPeople).

    As part of your application you will need to provide:
  • Your CV
  • YourApplicant Response document
  • Details of referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 94767 in the footer of anydocuments being uploaded.

  • Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment
    To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:
  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department's minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).

  • Technical Assistance

    If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to Recruitment ( including screen captures if necessary. A response will be sent during business hours.

    Notes :
    Remuneration: The Departmentoffers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

    Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department's website at

    If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to recruitment at A response will be sent during business hours.

    If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment:

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