Senior Accountant

The position of Senior Accountant is located in the VLSB+C Finance and Investment team. The Finance and Investment team is part of the Finance, Risk and Policy group. The group’s responsibilities cover, financial management, budgeting, accounting, investment management, risk management, strategic planning, policy development, and grants administration. A broad diverse role, this is an excellent career building opportunity especially for anyone aspiring to senior public sector finance positions. The incumbent will have exposure to the Board, senior management, most aspects of finance and also close involvement with managing a $0.8bn investment portfolio. The position is responsible for assisting the Manager, Finance and Investment in the provision of financial management, management accounting and investment management services.
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Department: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/LSC050A
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position - 2018-01-08 - LSC050 - Senior Accountant - VACANT.DOCX (Word, 122KB)

Form - 2018-01-08 - Job Application - Senior Accountant - VPS 5-1.doc (Word, 393KB)

Contact: Maxwell Solomons
03 96798150

Position Details

In undertaking the role the Senior Accountant will work closely with internal staff and will have regular contact with the Departments of Treasury and Finance and Justice, Auditors, Actuaries, investment advisors, Banks and legal profession associations.


  1. Prepare the operating and capital expenditure budgets for the VLSB+C for presentation to the Finance and Investment Committee and Board.
  2. Monitor income and expenditure against budget, prepare variance analysis, and assist operational managers in managing to budget. 
  3. Prepare and deliver reporting requirements of the Department of Treasury and Finance.
  4. Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements including Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheet, Cash flow statement, and in finalising the annual statutory financial statements.
  5. Assist with the analysis, monitoring and reporting of VLSB+C investment performance and administration of the investment portfolio.
  6. Any other finance related work and projects including systems related projects.

Applicants should view the full position description before applying Please attach your CV and  responses to the two key selection criteria questions in the Job Application form (MANDATORY). Your responses to the two key selection criteria should be no more than one page in total. Individual responses to “key selection criteria” listed on the Position Description are not required.  Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. Attachments can be uploaded in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. For all enquiries regarding this position, please contact Maxwell Solomons on 03 9679 8150.


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