ASP 5/6 & EL 1 Budgeting and Reporting Officer

Location Adelaide
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Job reference 172722
Salary Negotiable

The Organisation
Based in Adelaide, our client, a large Federal Government Agency within Defence, is currently seeking NV1 cleared APS5, AP6 and EL1 Finance professionals to stand up a new division, with a focus on Budgeting and Reporting.

The Role

The core focus of new unit will be to manage a significant program budget in line with Commonwealth requirements that include; budget process rules, estimates, timetables, processes and procedures, you will be tasked with the following duties:

  • External budget development and management
  • Liaising with the; Department of Finance, Department of Defence, Defence Finance Group and Parliamentary Budget Office
  • Approve draft Appropriation Bills
  • Advise on Defence support for budget timelines including:
  • Data to support the Commonwealth Budget Management System
  • FOREX and fund movements
  • Appropriations and year-end cash management
  • Advise on internal budget activities
  • Manage budget reviews
  • Support Division Heads and their teams with budget management and allocation
  • Advise of budget slippage and potential variations
  • Assist with internal budget management in corporate financial systems

About You
The Agency is seeking finance professionals with core experience in budgeting and reporting to support the formation of a new division. They are looking for candidates with a range of experience to fill a number of roles within the team - APS5, APS6 and EL1 - on an non-ongoing basis or S26 transfer.

Working in the Agency, you will have deep technical skill sets matched with the ability to engage and communicate across a range of personnel including direct reports, peers, and key stakeholders - depending on the level of role.
To be considered for a role within the team, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At least 3 - 5 years experience in a related accounting role for APS5 and APS6 requirement
  • Minimum 2 years in a leadership role for EL1 requirement
  • Experience working for a Government agency is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Accounting or Finance
  • CA / CPA Qualification is highly desirable
  • Superb interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accurate data entry and a high attention to detail
  • The ability to work autonomously within a team environment

All applicants should be an Australian Citizen with a minimum of an NV1 clearance.
Please specify on application which role/s you would like to be reviewed for.

What's on Offer
Working for a newly formed Federal Government Agency, you will be rewarded with;

  • A diverse role with a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • An attractive salary package
  • A supportive team environment
  • On-the-job training
  • Career growth and development
  • Hybrid working
  • 15.4% superannuation

If you would like to make a difference to the future of Australian Security working for a Federal Government Agency, then look please make an application by clicking the APPLY button. For more information, please contact Seb Newton directly.

Seb Newton
Recruitment Consultant
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