Chief Finance Officer

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Finance
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JEP010
Closing Date: 27-Mar-2017
Salary Range: $202,489 - $324,100
Job Duration: Up to five years
Attachments: JEP010 Position Description.DOCX (Word, 769KB)

Contact: Bree Bolst - General Manager, Recruitment Services
and Employment Programs, on (03) 8684 0187.

Position Details

  • Challenging and dynamic environment
  • Contribute to whole of Government and Portfolio initiatives
  • Influential role in a high profile department

An exciting opportunity exists for a Chief Finance Officer for the Department of Justice and Regulation.

The Finance, Infrastructure and Governance division oversees and leads the key public accountability requirements of the department including finance, procurement, performance reporting and risk, audit and integrity.  The division also manages the governance and delivery of major infrastructure and information and communications technology (ICT) functions, including associated programs and projects, to the Portfolio.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Finance, Infrastructure and Governance, the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is principally responsible for managing the annual budget, accounting, financial planning process and finance related risks for the department, and providing high level advice to Portfolio Ministers, the Secretary and senior executive on the financial management, performance and sustainability of the Portfolio and the department.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • a strong background in accounting/finance
  • significant Victorian Public Sector financial and budget management knowledge and experience
  • strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the position description attached.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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