Financial Analyst

This is a VPS4 ongoing role in the Corporate Finance division.
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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst (Level 1)
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1663287
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Corporate Finance - Financial _sition Description VPS 4 Aug22.DOCX (Word, 1.88MB)

Contact: Neelesh Joshi

Position Details

About us 

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians.

Corporate Finance Group

The Corporate Finance Group (CFG) provides financial services including statutory and external reporting, management reporting, budgeting, asset management, accounts payable and receivable as well as electronic procurement support.  The Group also supports the Treasurer in the management and administration of the Community Support Fund (CSF) program.

Led by the CFO and the Director, Corporate Finance, the group oversees the following key functions: Budget Management, Grant Management, Financial Reporting, Taxation, Financial Management Compliance and Financial Operations (providing shared transactional services to DTF, DPC and agencies).

About the role

The incumbent will be required to:

  • provide DTF, DPC and its portfolio agencies with efficient and effective asset management support services by managing the accounting for fixed assets including maintaining the asset register, undertaking assets registration and reconciliation, timely capitalisation of capital projects, the reconciliation and reporting of capital work in progress, asset verifications, asset revaluation, and providing timely and accurate analysis and reports therefrom.
  • assist with the co-ordination and development of the capital budget for DTF and provision of associated reporting of assets and capital projects.
  • assist in the timely and accurate preparation of periodical financial reporting and annual financial statements including robust analysis and commentary.
  • provide accounting advice and training to financial and non-financial staff, including management across DTF and portfolio agencies on financial management compliance, and interpretation and application of departmental finance policies and practices, including relevant accounting standards and Financial Reporting Directions.
  • assist in the delivery of the annual Standing Directions compliance attestation, including the preparation and lodgement of the department's Payroll Tax return, FBT return, BAS and TPAR.
  • liaise with and influence stakeholders (including portfolio agencies, Victorian Auditor-General's Office and internal auditors) on financial accounting, reporting and compliance matters.
  • support and contribute to the work of the broader CFG to achieve group and broader divisional goals. 

About you

To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  1. Experience and ability in all aspects of financial reporting and compliance including asset management.
  2. Well-developed conceptual, analytical and writing abilities, including the preparation and presentation of sound advice, recommendations and reports, supported by robust analysis and data interpretation.
  3. Experience with the interpretation and application of Australian Accounting Standards, financial management practices and related government policies and legislation.
  4. Well-developed interpersonal, written communication, consultation and negotiation skills, including the ability to liaise with and influence clients and stakeholders at all levels, and deliver presentations and training to finance and non-finance staff.
  5. Experience in preparing accurate, timely and effective account reconciliations and financial reports.
  6. Experience with financial management systems and a variety of applications relating to the analysis of financial data including Microsoft Office, with advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  Exposure to Oracle Financials or Oracle Cloud and business intelligence tools such as Power BI/Tableau would be desirable.

Experience and qualifications

  • Extensive experience with Australian accounting standards, account reconciliations and in the use of a variety of relevant ICT applications.
  • A relevant accounting tertiary qualification.
  • Membership of relevant professional association desirable. 

About our culture 

We aim to be a model employer providing an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, identity, race, disability or age. In addition, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal pathways between education and employment. 

The Department strives to create an environment that supports a flexible and adaptive workforce. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements. 

How to apply

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description.

If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact

To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience.  

Applications close at midnight, 4 October 2022. If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email

DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the DTF's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). DTF's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all DTF employees to have an up-to-date vaccination status, or be medically exempted, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), in order to attend a DTF work site or work for the Department in the community. DTF may request proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment and selection process. 

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