Financial Analyst

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20027151
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD C2928.docx (Word, 430KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lea Cassai
(03) 9247 6278 or

Position Details

  • VPSG4 range $81,354 - $92,304 p.a. + super + leave loading.
  • Full time, ongoing position available.
  • Working within the Central Budget and Reporting Branch, Corporate Finance Department located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands*

About the role:

As part of the Central Budget and Reporting Branch within the Corporate Finance Department, the role includes the provision of advice and direction to clients on a range of corporate financial management services including:

  • Analysis, interpretation and recommendations on budget management;
  • Forward financial planning and prioritisation of funds;
  •  Performance trends; and
  • Emerging issues.

The incumbent will also be required to identify, research and analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of specific financial issues, initiatives and practices, and include recommendations and implementation strategies as required. The ability to prepare reports, briefing papers, and Issue Cover Sheets at senior management as well as Ministerial level is a key requirement of this role.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Writing briefs and preparing papers for senior audiences.
  • Develop expertise in strategic budgetary matters such as sworn salaries, allowances, unit price model, Staff Allocation Model and the Financial Management Act.
  • Develop expertise in the management of the corporate budget including variance analysis and commentary.
  • Preparing reports to support accounting, financial and administrative obligations of Victoria Police.
  • Assess, review and update budget assumptions used to prepare the yearly internal allocation budget for Victoria Police.
  • Assisting with the monthly budget updates, budget reconciliations and monthly management reporting.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Excellent financial skills and demonstrated experience in budgeting and financial analysis;
  • The ability to use analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills for liaising with key stakeholders;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team;


Requirements and relevant information:

*Your usual place of work will be within the Central Budget and Reporting Division, Corporate Finance Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required.

How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.


Applicants MUST address the full key selection criteria and include a resume within their application.


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Lea Cassai on (03) 9247 6278 or via email


If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.


Closing date for applications is midnight, Monday 30 April 2018.


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