Accounting and Finance Intern

The Department of Treasury and Finance 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.

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.

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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/D01735
Closing Date: 02-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410
Job Duration: 3 months
Attachments: #010 Position Description 2019-20 AF interns.DOCX (Word, 49KB)

Contact: Simon Lee
9651 2514

Position Details

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) has a limited number of Accounting and Finance internship positions available across the department over the 2019-20 summer break. The program is an opportunity for highly motivated, penultimate or final year university students interested in a future career with the Department to gain first-hand experience in the application of accounting and finance principles in a public policy environment. Placements will be in a number of teams within the Department on a full-time basis for up to 12 weeks.

DTF serves government by providing leadership in economic, financial and resource management. We influence outcomes that can have a real impact on people's lives. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians. We value our people and motivate them to lead, influence, collaborate and innovate.

These positions offer a unique opportunity to build experience and skills in financial policy analysis and development. Successful applicants will work on a broad range of tasks, including developing financial advice, research, analysis and writing.

All roles can be worked flexibly. If you'd like to discuss your options or you have a reasonable adjustment request, please contact the recruiting manager or our People and Culture team. 

Accounting and Finance Interns will be allocated to one of the following DTF Groups:

  • Financial Reporting Group (FRG) 
  • Budget Strategy Group 
  • Portfolio Analysis (PA) 
  • Infrastructure Delivery

 Experience and qualifications

  • The candidate should be a highly motivated accounting, finance and/or commerce student with at least a credit average across accounting and finance studies.
  • The candidate should be in their penultimate year of a degree (including combined, honours or masters degrees) with an accounting and/or finance major in 2020.
  • DTF covers a wide range of areas, other complementary degrees/qualifications such as law, science, mathematics / statistics and engineering will also be taken into consideration.
  • The candidate is not expected to have any practical experience in the field of accounting/finance or public policy.

Interns who successfully complete the internship program are strongly encouraged to apply for the Victorian Public Service (VPS) GRADS Program following the completion of the intern program. The VPS GRADS program offers ongoing positions across the VPS. As such, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency is required when applying for a position in the intern program. For more information about the GRADS program, visit:

Following the completion of their internship, successful interns are strongly encouraged to apply for the Accounting and Finance stream of the VPS GRADS Program, which offers ongoing graduate positions across the Victorian Public Service. For more information about the VPS GRADS, visit

Applications close 02 September 2019

Please see attached position description for key selection criteria and further position details.

For further information on these opportunities, please contact Simon Lee on (03) 9651 2514 or email

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