Financial Analyst

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20001143
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C2928.docx (Word, 577KB)

2. Application Form 20001143.docx (Word, 629KB)

Contact: Jude Fernandez
8335 7141 or

Position Details

About the role:

As the successful applicant, you will be an integral team member within the Financial Analysis and Reporting Branch working collaboratively with the team members in providing high quality financial analysis and services across the organisation.  The focus is on detailed variance analysis, identifying key cost drivers, trend analysis, forecasting and month-end financial reporting.  You will require excellent time management, general accounting, analytical and financial reporting skills.  This role requires a high level of engagement with internal stakeholders which includes senior management across the organisation.  The applicant must also have superior writing skills.  The Financial Analyst will report directly to the Financial Analysis and Reporting Branch Manager.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Month-end reporting – preparation of accrual balances as part of the month-end process.
  • Detailed variance analysis and insights on actuals vs actuals and actuals vs budget which includes identifying the primary cost drivers.
  • Forecasting on expenditure based on trend analysis.
  • Co-ordinating with the various stakeholders as required.
  • Engagement with internal stakeholders which includes but not limited to working with Shared Services, Budget Management & Analysis, Human Services, Legal Services, WorkCover and Transport Branches.
  • Conducting research and providing inputs on selected accounting topics/issues.
  • Providing accounting advice and technical support to the respective Department/Regions/Commands.
  • Development of reporting tools/templates to support senior management in their analysis of expenditure.
  • Working as part of a collaborative team.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A sound knowledge and application of the following:
  • accounting principles & standards;
  • financial reporting requirements; and
  • relevant financial principles, regulations, policies, procedures and processes associated with a large organisation.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to work through problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the team.
  • Excellent time management skills where you are able to plan and prioritise work to ensure outcomes are achieved and deadlines met.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of Oracle Financial Systems is highly desirable.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills is highly desirable.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, Wednesday 8 February 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website and Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic). Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Jude Fernandez on (03) 8335 7141 or

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 6004.


About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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