Manager, Financial Reporting Advisory



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to directly influence the way in which external audits are conducted across the Victorian public sector?

Are you seeking an opportunity to work in a supportive, challenging and innovative environment where you can demonstrate your technical accounting knowledge?

Do you want to choose your hours including whether to work full or part time?

If you're looking for a challenging role where your work will have an organisational wide impact, we want to hear from you!
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Department: Vic Auditor-General Office
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/P0328
Closing Date: 21-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $108,726 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: OAG - PD - 5.2 - Manager, Financial Reporting Advisory.DOCX (Word, 106KB)


Contact: Thomas Brosz
03 8601 1638

Position Details

About us

VAGO play a critical role in holding the public sector to account by reviewing how effectively agencies deliver services and use public funds. We positively affect the lives of Victorians by examining government entities' effectiveness, reporting on inefficiencies, and recommending how to improve future performance.

What you'll do

Reporting to the Director, Financial Reporting Advisory, you will:

  • Use your strong knowledge of accounting standards and other financial reporting requirements impacting the public sector to advise key stakeholders
  • Play a key role in the design and implementation of quality control systems and technologies in our financial reporting advisory space.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to identify and drive continuous improvement in our external audit practice regarding financial reporting matters
  • Provide expert, up to date technical advice to the audit staff to support the delivery of quality audits within relevant timeframes
  • Develop and present learning and development outputs and training sessions to financial audit staff
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant key trends and emerging issues impacting financial reporting in the public sector
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans
  • Represent VAGO at external seminars and events related to your field.

To review the role requirements in detail, please download the position description.

About you

You are a driven, pro-active leader who can demonstrate technical expertise of the most recent accounting standards, legislation and regulatory frameworks relevant to the public sector. You also:

  • Possess practical experience in delivering a consulting and advisory function, employing professional skepticism while reasoning through problems in the financial reporting space
  • Have a track record of practically presenting concepts and highly technical information in a manner that is readily understood by non-experts
  • Possess a strong aptitude for learning about new tools and techniques and actively seek out opportunities to improve your knowledge
  • Hold a tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Business, Finance, Computer Science, Arts, Law or a related field, preferably at the post graduate level.

You will also need to hold full professional membership with CPA Australia or CAANZ or the IPA as specified in the position description. Extensive practical experience in the application of accounting standards advisory, and development of accounting training and learning materials will be required.

Why work with us?

We value diversity and are working towards becoming a fully accessible workplace. If you have special needs, we encourage you to request reasonable adjustments to enable success in the recruitment process and/or the workplace.

Located at 35 Collins Street, our architecturally designed office offers you one of the best locations for careers in the CBD and features:

  • Generous natural lighting and fantastic city views
  • Warm and inviting fit-out
  • World-class technology
  • Easy access to public transport hubs
  • Proximity to diverse retail and dining options along with Collins Street lifestyle attractions

You can also enjoy flexible working arrangements including;

  • Flex-time
  • Part-time
  • Working from home arrangements
  • Variable start/finish times

How to apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and send us your resume and brief cover letter (1-2 pages).

We're not about red tape, so a separate response to selection criteria isn't needed.


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