Finance Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Western - Ararat
Reference: VG/0810JUNE2022
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Finance Manager - Position Description - VPSC Accomplished - Jan 2022.pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

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Position Details

  • Utilise your leadership skills to manage a small team in the effective delivery of a range of financial and administrative support services for the Grampians Region
  • One (1) ongoing, full-time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Finance Manager to provide a critical role in the Grampians Region.

About the business unit

Corporate Services is responsible for providing the region with a range of corporate support functions including human resources, finance and procurement, planning and reporting, administration, and workforce development.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager Corporate Services, the Finance Manager is responsible for leading and managing a small team in the effective delivery of a range of financial, accounting, budget, procurement, and administrative support services for the Grampians Region.  This position also monitors the financial performance of the Region and provides advice on budget and finance and procurement and stores related matters. With the nature of the role, you will be expected to work on location in Ararat and we are unable to support remote working for this role.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Manage and supervise a small team in the quality delivery of financial and stores services to the Grampians Region; plan and prioritise the team's workload and support their ongoing training and development.
  • Ensure the delivery of services meet agreed corporate and program objectives, service delivery standards and timelines, specified budgetary outcomes, stakeholder expectations and location needs.
  • Undertake ongoing region wide financial reconciliation, reporting and analysis including preparation of monthly budget variance reports and forecasts and adhoc financial reports as required.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in government finance
  • Knowledge of government accounting and financial legislation, policies, and processes, preferably within a state government environment (or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of the Oracle Financial System.


  • An evolving structure with opportunities for career advancement
  • Generous and fair salary with great working conditions and salary sacrificing options
  • Job stability in a fixed term position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS)
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options
  • Generous leave entitlements with provisions for many forms of leave
  • Employee Assistance Program support where you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service.

The closing date for all applications will be 11.59pm on Thursday 7 July 2022.


Position Contacts:

Janine Martin on 0429 961 765 /

Cameron Butcher on 0438 613 728 /

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. 

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad. 


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including those in management. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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