Finance Support Officer

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ0055NOV2022
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $55,439 - $71,194
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS2 - DJ0055 - Finance Support Officer.pdf (PDF, 214KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Claire Booth on 0409 823 866

Position Details

  • Utilise your financial processes and policy expertise to provide support and advice to the Finance and Performance branch.
  • Ongoing, Full-Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 2: $55,439 - $71,194 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, Procurement and Performance business unit leads the department's efforts to ensure it operates within its means to achieve its priorities. It is responsible for the department's financial, budgetary and procurement strategies, policies and processes. The business unit also leads investment and performance analysis – a strengthened accountability agenda.


About the Role

The Finance Support Officer position is part of the team responsible for Technology Solutions and reports to the ICT Finance Manager. The role will assist in a range of financial functions within the finance team, including working in accordance with department financial policies, processes and standards. The role will specifically undertake the accounts payable function and associated finance and administrative responsibilities.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Provide informed advice and guidance on financial processes and policies to Finance, Procurement and Performance management and staff including project teams and contractors and suppliers. Liaise with relevant stakeholders throughout the department.
  • Process financial and management accounting transactions within the department's corporate mainframe systems in accordance with regulations, policy directions and statutory financial reporting requirements. Specific tasks include raising and maintaining Purchase Orders in Oracle iProcurement, receipting and processing invoices, running reports and processing journals.
  • Undertake a range of finance related administrative duties including maintenance of travel (cab charge/myki) and training records, corporate card transactions, and filing of documentation in the department's Electronic Document Management System.


About You

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

  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of financial and management accounting processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of a range of financial systems and Microsoft Office applications.


  • A tertiary qualification in accounting, finance, business or a related discipline will be highly regarded.


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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