Senior Budget Analyst

This is an ongoing VPS5 role reporting to the Manager, Budget and Management Reporting within Corporate Finance.
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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/CGS/1683054D
Closing Date: 04-Jun-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS5 CORP FINANCE VICFLEET PD.docx (Word, 287KB)

Contact: Jae Choe

Position Details

About us

The Department of Government Services (DGS) was established on 1 January 2023 to bring important day-to-day services together in one department to make it easy and seamless for Victorians and businesses to interact with government. We're working to connect and digitise our systems and platforms across state and local government as well as streamlining our corporate and procurement services. 

The Corporate Finance Group

The Corporate Finance Group (the Group) provides financial services including statutory and external reporting, management reporting, budgeting, asset management, accounts payable and receivable as well as electronic procurement support. 

Led by the CFO, the Group oversees the following key functions:

  • Budget Management
  • Grant Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Taxation
  • VicFleet Finance
  • Financial Management Compliance
  • Financial Operations (providing shared transactional services to DTF, DPC and other government departments and agencies). 

About the role

This is an ongoing VPS5 role reporting to the Manager, Budget and Management Reporting within Corporate Finance. 

As Senior Budget Analyst in the Budget and Management Reporting team you will be required to support the Group in maintaining a robust financial planning, budgeting and forecasting process for the Department, DTF groups and agencies. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake advanced financial analysis providing expert advice to senior management, demonstrating the ability to communicate complex concepts on a range of departmental, group and agency issues.
  • Identify and actively analyse and manage emerging issues, trends and risks and provide insight to senior management of the department, groups and agencies. 
  • Supervise the Department and client budgets by applying the principles laid out in the Financial Management Act 1994 and update the State Resource Information Management System (SRIMS) as required.
  • Timely resolution of issues, evaluation of financial proposals and budget bids,  advise financial resource allocation, including periodic management reporting.
  • Undertake complex research and analysis work and reporting of major strategic initiatives or issues relating to service delivery and available resources
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the management reporting processes and systems while recording and maintaining accurate data using innovative cloud based analytical technologies.
  • Assist with VicFleet Finance functions as required and provide high level review and monitoring of VicFleet's lease facilities
  • Support the Senior Manager and Director to ensure that the cultural and operational objectives of the team are maintained 

About you

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

  1. Budget Expertise: high level expertise in the development and provision of budget and accounting related services, including identifying emerging financial management issues, forming strategic solutions, and providing advice in a complex Government environment.
  2. Financial Management: advanced knowledge of resource allocation, budget planning and financial management practices, with an emphasis on Government financial management and accounting policies, legislation, and practices.
  3. Communication: exceptional ability to convey complex ideas and information appropriate of the target audience whilst being concise, high quality, engaging and supported by rigorous analysis.
  4. Leadership: extensive understanding of the requirements around delivery of major products and provide strong input into ensuring that project timelines/deliverables are met.
  5. Relationships/teamwork: proven ability to build and maintain productive relationships, influence stakeholders and team members to work together to achieve outstanding outcomes for the department.
  6. Financial Systems:  knowledge and expertise in the application of financial systems and data analytics that provide intelligence to decision makers.
  7. Conceptual and Analytical: ability to conduct financial analysis and to prepare and present accurate and timely advice, financial reports, and briefing material. 

Experience and qualifications

  • Membership of an appropriate professional affiliation such as CPA Australia or ICAA.
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning system (such as SRIMS and Oracle).
  • Familiarity with the Financial Management Act 1994
  • Expertise in lease accounting and related functions will be highly valued. 

About our culture

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, LGBTIQ, people with disability, as diversity and inclusion drives our success. 

All roles at DGS can be worked flexibly, this underpins a diverse, adaptive, and high-performing workforce. The nature and scope of flexible options available will depend on the nature of the position. Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible arrangements with the hiring manager during the recruitment process. 

How to apply

VPS employees and other JSE-eligible applicants are encouraged to apply on the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board. 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 June 2023. 

To request this publication in an accessible format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 03 7017 3337 or by using the National Relay Service 13 36 77 if required (for more information visit

Note: Due to Machinery of Government changes, effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Government Services. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by the Department of Treasury and Finance while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

Additional information
The Department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DGS recommends all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes. 

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