Senior Finance Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/_DJ0601
Closing Date: 23-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description DJ0601 Senior Finance Officer.doc (Word, 861KB)
Job Specification

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Eric Olerhead - Manager, Finance
(03) 8684 0662

Position Details

About us

The Major Programs and Projects Office (MPPO) is a specialist centre of knowledge and expertise for the delivery of programs and projects. MPPO is a results-driven organisation responsible for planning, managing, delivering and supporting programs and projects on behalf of the department’s business units and statutory entities within the Justice and Regulation portfolio.

About the role

As the Senior Finance Officer, you will be responsible for providing informed financial advice and expertise to a wide variety of high-value and high-risk projects in a very busy project office. You will prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports for senior management, the department, various major project committees and other stakeholders. In addition, you will monitor trends, issues and risks that are likely to impact MPPO's financials and, under direction, prepare ad hoc reports for MPPO, the department, and the Department of Treasury and Finance. 

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in finance and working knowledge of the application of government accounting and financial legislation, policies, processes and budget/reporting cycles, preferably within a state government environment (or similar)
  • a proven ability to analyse financial data for trends and issues, preferably within a state government environment (or similar)
  • excellent communication, interpersonal, organising and planning skills.

How to apply

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

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.


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