Finance Officer - Accounting Support Unit

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CS/1682886
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 6 October 2023
Attachments: Position description VPS4 Finance Officer (00454468) - DH FGR Accounting Support.docx (Word, 159KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Hue Taing

Position Details


Reporting to the Manager of Accounting Support, the Finance Officer works as part of a team that assists with the analysis and reconciliation of Departmental financial data.  The position plays an integral role in processing month end journals and reconciliations to meet audit and financial reporting requirements.  The position will demonstrate a high level of proficiency and expertise in the reconciliation of data and department corporate systems.


  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of complex account reconciliations and system reconciliations, annual account working papers, financial reports, briefings and other ad hoc reports and correspondence in accordance with internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Provide high level accounting support for the administration and reconciliation of the corporate financial, subsidiary, banking and cash management systems including the tracking, escalation and management of system defects, reconciliation items and data remediation activities.
  • Manage transactions using departmental corporate systems, maintain financial systems that support delivery of best-practice, contemporary financial management and services and identify issues and opportunities for improvement.
  • Liaise with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and ensure a high level of client service delivery.
  • Review transaction and/or system generated exception reports and pro-actively seek to resolve or appropriately refer more complex problems to senior officers.
  • Comply with the Financial Management Act 1994 and other relevant legislation, regulations and government directives, policies and guidelines.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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