Senior Advisor Controls & Compliance

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Ongoing Full Time

• $95,811 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1326781
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Snr Advisor Controls Compliance - 2018-12.pdf (PDF, 75KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Vineet Danwar & Mike D'Rose
03 9262 8993

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

It is an exciting time of change within our Finance department as we establish our new Controls and Compliance team. This team is entrusted with the responsibility to establish an effective internal control system in relation to financial management, performance and sustainability, including financial, operational and compliance controls

Stepping into the newly created role of Senior Advisor Controls and Compliance, you will be responsible for designing and testing control documentation, providing outcomes of control testing to control owners and making recommendations for improvement.

With a background in internal controls, risk and compliance, ideally developed within large complex organisation, you will have the expertise to support the Manager Controls and Compliance and provide specialist guidance to finance and business teams within CFA.

With sound problem solving and analytic capabilities, you will be able to interpret regulatory policies and develop risk and compliance workflows, policies and procedures. Additionally, you will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively influence stakeholders across the organisation for best practice solutions to mitigate financial and compliance risks.

To be successful in this role you will bring the following with you:

  • A tertiary qualification in accounting is required. Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, CPA Australia or its national or international equivalent or MBA in related discipline is desirable.
  • Experience in internal control or internal audit within industry / consulting / advisory.
  • Experience in developing/reviewing policies and procedures, developing workflows, implementing controls over financial reporting and other business functions and compliance in large complex organisations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to develop high quality reports, presentations, memos and flowcharts.
  • Demonstrated experience of working constructively with diverse groups of stakeholders while building excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to work accurately in high pressure situations / tight timeframes, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising quality, completeness and accuracy of the deliverables.
  • Hands on work experience in developing flowcharts using Ms-Visio or any other computer assisted tool is desirable with willingness to learn in case hands on experience is not there.

If you are keen for a challenge and the opportunity to make your mark creating tangible benefits within a great organisation, apply now!

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.


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