Senior Finance Manager, Projects & Programs

  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Dynamic role with great team culture
  • Exciting opportunity to work with senior stakeholders
  • PTV G 6 $115,137 - $154,076 + 9.5% superannuation
  • Docklands location, close to Southern Cross Station

For further information on Public Transport Victoria, please visit the PTV Website

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Department: Public Transport Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: PTV 6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CSSFMPTV6
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,137 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PTV Capability Framework - 1 Page Summary.pdf (PDF, 208KB)

Position Description - Finance - Budget Management Funding Strategy & Risk - Senior ~ PTV6.pdf (PDF, 344KB)

Contact: Margaret Thompson

Position Details

About Public Transport Victoria (PTV)

What is PTV? It is a single point of contact for you to gain information on Public Transport services, fares, tickets and initiatives. We here at PTV manage Victoria's train, tram and bus services. Our team here at PTV develops and nurtures a strong, vibrant culture encouraging innovation to drive a high-performing Government organisation. We build on the hard work, passion and creativity of our people to promote excellence in our industry, and greater mobility for all Victorians.

PTV helps hundreds of thousands of Victorian's make their way to and from life's events. That may be arriving at work or school, visiting family or friends, attending sporting or entertainment events, whatever it is, WE PLAY A ROLE.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Finance Manager. The role will lead a team responsible for the development and financial management of project budgets across PTV. Working closely with Portfolio Governance & Reporting, this role is responsible for the financial governance of projects ensuring accuracy, timeliness and integrity of project accounting.

What we're looking for

Essential (must have to be considered for the position)

  • Extensive financial management experience particularly project accounting in a complex project environment including the development, management and review of large capital investment budgets. Demonstrated experience in the management of accounting systems, including integration with project management and reporting tools.
  • Experience in a senior role providing financial leadership in a complex environment with exceptional knowledge of and experience in financial reporting, both internally, externally and to the Board.
  • Outstanding organisational, analytical, evaluative and decision making skills along with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with experience negotiating at the most senior level within an organisation.
  • Experience in negotiation strategies along with demonstrated ability to create, lead and implement systems and processes improvements.
  • Management of a high performing team of professionals with demonstrated and robust knowledge and skills, evidenced in excellent communication, reliable, and targeted financial reporting
  • Demonstrated history of the management of accounting systems with experience in integration with project management and reporting tools.
  • High level expertise and understanding of accounting standards and practices, the Financial Management Act 2006, government accounting/budgetary rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Proven ability to provide authoritative strategic and commercial advice and guidance to management and people within the organisation to assist with decision making on financial and accounting issues.
  • Highly developed writing skills, with the ability to develop reports, briefs and presentations to PTV Executive and Government stakeholders.



  • An appropriate degree qualification (such as accounting or finance).
  • Formal Accounting qualifications (CPA/ICAA)


  • Post Graduate Qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Business Administration) or minimum 10 years relevant post graduate experience

How to apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.  Your application must include a cover letter and separate resume (MS Word compatible).  For further information about the role, please refer to the attached position description and capability framework documents. If you have any questions specific to the role, please email

Applications close 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, 27th February 2018.

Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Unsolicited recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Public Transport Victoria is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and supports diversity and flexibility. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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