Financial Controller

For nearly 50 years, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/CS/1587201
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN700941_Financial Controller_Corporate Services_Business Strategy and Operations_VPS6_OG.docx (Word, 223KB)

PD_PN700941_Financial Controller_Corporate Services_Business Strategy and Operations_VPS6_OG.pdf (PDF, 197KB)

Contact: Andrew Bond

Position Details

Financial Controller

  • Newly created Financial Leadership Role
  • Providing financial support to an authority implementing new legislation
  • Exposure to all financial elements of Victoria's environmental regulator

About the organisation

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021.  The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevents risk to the environment and human health.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Finance, the Financial Controller, leads and manages a team responsible for financial accounting and EPA's financial control environments across systems, policies, and procedures, ensuring relevant legislation, accounting standards and the Victorian Government Financial Management Compliance Framework. You will develop and oversee the delivery of high-quality finance services and support, aligned to EPA's strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

 This is a senior management role for an experienced finance professional that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. Working closely with the Director, Business Strategy and Operations, you will lead and manage a team through change to ensure a positive organisational culture and ensure the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved; and foster genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.

About you

Purpose driven and relishing a challenge, you have financial leadership experience with demonstrated achievements in leading and managing a financial accounting team to achieve high standards of performance and accountability. Known for your ability to inspire high performance and ensuring financial integrity, complemented by your ability to foster genuine partnerships across organisations.  An exemplary leader, you empower people to ensure accountability and delivery during periods of change and transformation. You see a financial leadership role driving excellence with Victoria's environmental regulator as highly aligned with your personal and professional values.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role;
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 09/12/2021. Please contact Andrew Bond (Manager - Finance) by email to

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued, and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842 for advice and support with your application.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

Please do not email your application.

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