Finance Officer (Brigades)

• Located in West Region, District Office Negotiable

• Fixed Term Full – Time Up to 30 June 2019

• $76,690 pa (plus 9.50% superannuation)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: West Region All
Reference: VG/1350593
Closing Date: 26-Aug-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD-Finance Officer (Brigades) - 2018-08.pdf (PDF, 284KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lloyd Ross
03 5551 1521

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.

About the role:

In this role you will develop and implement programs, with direction from Manager-Shared Services & Brigade Finance:

  • To undertake a regular formal program of inspection and review of brigade/group financial activity and to report accordingly.
  • To achieve a comprehensive understanding of each brigade's/group's financial activities.
  • To support CFA meeting its compliance and reporting obligations in relation to brigade financial activity
  • To support and mentor brigades and groups with their financial management practices to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and CFA financial policies and procedures.

About you:

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in working to timelines and specifications with minimal disruption to Districts and Brigade activities. Demonstrated results orientation, including the ability to meet deadlines for the delivery of defined outputs, reports and other data as appropriate.
  • Good understanding of financial reports and accounting concepts for inspection and review of brigade financial activity.
  • Good understanding of inventories and asset identification and classifications.
  • Interpersonal skills of a high order, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a range of personnel, particularly volunteers. 
  • Degree or equivalent tertiary qualification, particularly in finance or accounting discipline or proven experience undertaking a similar role in a large and complex organisation.
  • Understanding of the CFA volunteer ethos.

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

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.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A response to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Supporting documents as requested in the advertisement

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 values workforce diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity organisation.


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