Manager Budget & Financial Reporting

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0055JAN23
Closing Date: 15-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description Manager Budgets and Financial Reporting CV0055-Jan 2023 (1).pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bill Xu on 03 8684 6782

Position Details

  • Utilise your management expertise to provide support and advice to Finance and Performance
  • Fixed term for 12months , Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 6: $127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation.


About the Business Unit

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

The Finance and Performance (FP) business unit leads the department's efforts to ensure it complies with government financial management and performance policies to achieve its priorities and add value. It is responsible for the department's financial and budgetary strategies, policies and processes. The business unit also leads investment and performance analysis – a strengthened accountability agenda.


About the Role

The Budget and Finance Manager role provides extensive liaison with key service delivery areas across the department and expert advice on financial, budget, procurement and performance related matters in relation to the Corrections and Justice Services Group (CJS), including associated entities and business units, or centrally to the department.

Reporting to the General Manager the purpose of the Budget and Finance Manager is to manage the annual budget, financial and performance processes for the department, to ensure that business units implement financial management and sustainability processes and practices in accordance with departmental standards. This position is required to work collaboratively and provide timely, expert and authoritative financial advice and support to the Deputy Secretary of CJS and other departmental executive; relevant business units and statutory entities; and FP as well as other stakeholders and peers.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Provide effective leadership in budget, financial analysis and reporting, with particular emphasis on implementing solutions that discharge all financial management compliance obligations but also meet the practical needs and objectives of CJS
  • Manage the budget planning, analysis and monitoring process for both capital and operating budgets for CJS, including provision of financial input to ERC business cases
  • Provide timely, accurate and high-quality financial analysis and advice to senior management and other key stakeholders on both operating and capital budget issues, recommendations on budget management, forward financial planning and prioritisation of funds, financial compliance, trends and emerging issues


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in the development, provision and management of financial accounting related services, and a comprehensive knowledge of accounting policies and procedures in the Victorian Public Sector or other large and complex organisations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the use of an enterprise finance system such as Oracle Financials (or similar) and the Microsoft Office suite of products Understands and applies advanced computer skills to complex word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, or database functions


  • CPA or CA is desirable


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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