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Job Summary

The Company

This well-known government organisation’s people are engaged and developing as part of a high-performing team. Their stakeholders then benefit from their quality, service and innovation. This unparalleled dedication to exceeding expectations has been built on decades of understanding and fulfilling needs with exceptional ideas and delivery. This has enabled their people to focus on creating ever improving outcomes, continuously refining their service and advantages through developing services and processes thereby maximise value for all stakeholders. They are seeking to appoint an interim Management Accountant at the AO5 level for an initial period of up to 12 months.

The Role

Dealing with billions of dollars in assets and a large, complex workforce, the Management Accountant will be responsible for working within one of the Department’s most important business units. The Division is responsible for delivering financial management information and advice to ensure the ELT can make well informed decisions. Think big numbers, many complex projects running in parallel, and close public scrutiny requiring carefully managed finances. You duties will include, but not be limited to:-

The Role


  • Provide financial management support, assist with budget preparation, financial performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Coordinate financial governance requirements
  • Understand and provide advice on government financial management matters
  • Interpret legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Assess financial management issues and recommend solutions to achieve business outcomes.
  • Compile data based on statistical studies and analyses of past and current years to prepare budgets and to justify fund requests.
  • Review operation budgets periodically to analyse trends affecting budget needs.
  • Consult with unit heads to ensure budget allocations are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long-term planning.
  • Prepare regular and special budget reports to interpret directives and to establish policies for carrying out directives.
  • Prepares comparatives analyses of operating programs by analysing costs in relation to services performed during previous years and submit reports to the Director with recommendations for budget revisions.

About You

Information you provide will be relied upon to make decisions of huge significance, information that helps shape major operations and initiatives. You will see the direct impact of the work you deliver and how it affects broader operational outcomes. Each initiative you support helps you to build a deeper understanding of the levers that drive the organisation. You also have the opportunity to work in blended teams with diverse stakeholder groups that will challenge the way you think and help you develop stronger communication skills.

Skills & Experience


  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Team player who can multitask
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver and results oriented
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with the leadership team all the way to Ministerial level
  • Ability to deliver as an effective operational staff member; "a doer"

What’s on Offer?

  • Rare interim opportunity in a large, well known organisation
  • Long term, interim opportunity
  • Diverse, challenging role

For more information or a confidential discussion please call Danielle Heath on (07) 3275 7449. Alternatively, click on "Apply for this job" to submit your CV.