Financial Analyst

Department: Department of Government Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1791729
Closing Date: 28-May-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: 31 December 2025
Attachments: Position Description - VPS 4 Financial Analyst - 1791729 - GF.docx (Word, 296KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Helen Tse, Group Business Analyst

Position Details

About us
The Department of Government Services (DGS) was established on 1 January 2023 to improve everyone's experience of doing business and interacting with the Victorian government. We bring important day-to-day services together in one department to make things easy and seamless for Victorians and businesses. We are doing this by connecting and digitising our systems and platforms across state and local government as well as streamlining our corporate and procurement services. 

About the role
The Finance Analyst is responsible for providing day-to-day assistance and advice on accounting issues and ensuring the availability of appropriate and timely  reports to allow for informed decision making.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the delivery of monthly financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting for the Department.
  • Ensure reliable financial data is maintained through appropriate month end adjustments and general ledger journals.
  • Contribute to the production of financial and non-financial information in a well presented and easy to read format.
  • Develop and implement operational policy and improvements across the Department.
  • Develop and maintain networks and relationships across the Department to ensure service delivery.

About you

To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in Finance and knowledge of FMA and other government related legislations and an understanding of public sector policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability in computer applications preferably in the use of Oracle Financial, MS excel and word. Advanced knowledge of excel with the ability to work on complex worksheets.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Ability to prepare reports, letters and emails ensuring they contain relevant information to achieve their purpose.
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, use organisational context to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for all parties. Ability to build mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and mitigate financial risks.
  • Ability to collaborate and support the manager and the team to achieve team goals. Readily adaptable to changing circumstances and working within tight timelines.
  • An appropriate qualification in Accounting, Business, Economics or related fields

Mandatory requirements

An appropriate qualification in Accounting, Business, Economics or related fields

For specific responsibilities please review the attached position description.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.


How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date 11:59pm on Tuesday 28 May 2024. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Policy, Victorian Public Service employees are required to apply via the JSE for primary consideration access.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DGS has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DGS employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DGS actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DGS can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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