Group Finance Partner

APS Jobs
Barton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Jun 05, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
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:
  • Be driven to provide exceptional service to the organisation
  • Be a 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
  • Be an enthusiastic team player with strong leadership and staff management attributes.

  • The key duties of the position include:

    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.

  • Eligibility

    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
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).
  • Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

    The Department is committed to workforce diversity and applicants who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, come from a diverse cultural or linguistic background or have a disability are encouraged to apply.

    Pool of Merit: Applicants rated as suitable will be placed in a pool of merit that may be used to fill similar positions throughout the Department for up to 12 months.

    Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Workplace Determination at
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