Financial Accountant

As the primary source of legal services to the Victorian State Government and its statutory authorities, the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and are looking for legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context.

We embrace diversity amongst our staff and welcome applications from people from all cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people with a disability. If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email abby.mcdonald@vgso.vic.gov.au

Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SO2705A
Closing Date: 27-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Financial Accountant.docx (Word, 86KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Abby McDonald
03 9032 3052

Position Details

Financial Accountant

  • Be a key stakeholder in delivering performance reporting to branches
  • Support finance and business-wide initiatives and projects
  • $79,955 - $90,716 plus superannuation per annum

 

About us
The vision of the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) is to be the Victorian Government's trusted legal partner.

The VGSO provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to the Victorian government, departments, agencies and authorities. Our clients face a wide range of legal issues and seek legal advice and solutions that offer meaningful outcomes and effective risk management, given their unique government context. In all aspects of its operations, the VGSO aims to comply with its values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

The VGSO has recently developed a three year strategic plan, VGSO 2020. Key objectives for the coming three years include:

  • To strengthen and grow our client relationships;
  • To develop and enhance the capability, health and wellbeing of our people;
  • Ensuring our financial sustainability; and
  • Diversifying our service offering to strengthen government legal expertise.

 

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the VGSO strategic plan and provide ongoing support through driving efficiency and ongoing improvement across the accounting and finance function.

Reporting to the Accounting and Finance Manager, the Financial Accountant has primary responsibility for the preparation and reconciliation of monthly financial information. Furthermore, the Financial Accountant will be a key stakeholder in delivering performance reporting to branches within the VGSO and have the opportunity to be involved in finance and business-wide initiatives and projects.

Key responsibilities of the Financial Accounting role include:

  • Month end close process and reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly reports to Executive Leadership Team
  • Budgets and forecasting including variance analysis
  • Business performance analysis including utilisation

 

About you
The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years' experience in a finance and accounting environment. This person will be tertiary qualified in accounting and CA or CPA qualified.

With excellent communication skills and a commitment to service excellence, the successful candidate will possess strong problem solving skills and strong high attention to detail. This is a wonderful opportunity to take the next step in your career and contribute to strategic initiatives of the wider organisation.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Online applications must include a cover letter and resume; candidates will be required complete an online questionnaire as part of the online application form. Key Selection Criteria responses are not required separately.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Abby McDonald, Recruitment Consultant on 03 9032 3052.

Applications close before midnight on Monday, 27 November, 2017.


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