Assistant Manager, Financial Governance and Compliance

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ2087APRIL2024
Closing Date: 21-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - DJ2087 - Assistant Manager, Financial Governance and Compliance - January 2024.pdf (PDF, 223KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kal Flannery

Position Details

  • Utilise your management and finance expertise to provide support and advice to the Finance and Procurement branch
  • Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $106,534 - $128,897 plus superannuation.

About Us:

The Finance and Procurement business unit provides department-wide financial, procurement and workplace services through strategic leadership and setting the direction, policy, processes and partnering with the department to build capability. 

The Finance Branch leads the department's efforts to comply with government and legislative financial management responsibilities while driving a culture of strategic financial management across the department. It is responsible for the department's financial and budgetary policies and processes, including statutory reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxation compliance, government reporting (including Standing Directions), and facilitation of the annual budget process.

About the Role:

The Assistant Manager, Financial Governance and Compliance uses contemporary practice and risk management mindset to find patterns, trends, and insights that inform and support decision-making, planning and process design.

The role drives strong governance, implementing a program that provides a holistic view of compliance levels within Finance to inform opportunities for improvement, guide risk appetite, and provide assurance that the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary continue to meet their obligations.  

Some of your duties will include:

  • Implementing finance-wide compliance framework/program to ensure Finance is meeting its obligations, including compliance monitoring and reporting for leadership awareness and action, to address non-compliance, including audit actions management
  • Co-ordinating strategic review and publication of policies, procedures and standards to ensure compliance with mandatory financial management policies and frameworks. Providing coordination, quality assurance and advisory function required to execute the Department's annual compliance attestation process for the Standing Directions (under the Financial Management Act) 
  • Coordinating department financial authorisation function for the department, including briefing Secretary and Ministers on required updates, and providing education/guidance to faciliatet compliant management of financial obligations.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Experience implementing compliance management program to inform decision making and improve operations
  • Experience with brief writing and review
  • Experience developing and reviewing well-designed policies that drive required practice


  • A relevant tertiary degree/qualification 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 of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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