Finance Officer

The Finance Officer is responsible for supporting and assisting the Senior Finance Advisor (Operations) in management of the Gardens’ accounting operations, ensuring practices and procedures are consistent with Government and Accounting Standard requirements.
Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: RBGV 2.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421846A
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $57,155 - $63,142
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Finance Officer.pdf (PDF, 301KB)

Contact: Suguna Vivekananthan

Position Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)

• South Yarra location • Supporting role • Small team

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is one of Melbourne's most beautiful and historic landmarks. Founded in 1846, it extends across 36 hectares and is home to garden beds, trees, lakes, lawns and historic buildings.  It displays around 50,000 individual plants, representing over 8,000 different species.  In addition to our Melbourne Garden, RBGV has its unique Australian Garden situated in Cranbourne which provides a natural environment for fauna and flora. 

In this varied role you will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Senior Finance Advisor  in the management of the Garden's accounting operations and ensuring  the practices and procedures are consistent with Government and Australian Accounting Standard requirements. 

You will have experience in processing financial transactions, a sound understanding of relevant legislation and knowledge of accrual accounting and taxation principles, along with a ‘can-do' approach.  You will also have excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with people at all levels within the organisation and be highly organised.

For more details on this exciting opportunity, please refer to the position description.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at or by COB Monday 24 September 2018.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Suguna Vivekananthan – Senior Finance Advisor (Operations) at

Applications should address the Success Profile as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

From here...