Finance Manager (VPSG5)

Job posted: 23/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Finance

Reference: VG/3970JUNE2022

Reference: VG/3970JUNE2022

Occupation: Finance

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: South West Region

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Utilise your leadership skills to manage a small team responsible for financial, canteen, stores, and procurement management services
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Finance Manager to provide a critical role in the Barwon South-West Region.

About the business unit

The Barwon South West Region (BSWR) provides justice services from Justice Service Centres in Geelong and Warrnambool, and through reporting centres in Colac, Hamilton, and Portland. The region has a prison precinct that currently includes three prisons, the maximum-security HM Prison Barwon, medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre and Karreenga Correctional Centre. In addition to the custodial services provided at our prisons, Regional Justice Service Centres provide Community Correctional Services, Sheriff's Operations, Offender Behaviour Programs, Consumer Affairs, Births Deaths and Marriages, Dispute Settlement Centre, and Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee.

About the role

The Finance Manager forms part of the regional Corporate Services team, leading and managing a small team responsible for providing professional and efficient services to support Barwon South-West Regions key finance, stores and procurement functions, strategic goals, and directions. The position will provide finance and budget advice, procurement, and stores advice, monitor the financial performance of Barwon South-West and oversee or undertake financial reconciliation, reporting and analysis, including preparation of monthly reporting.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead and manage a team of employees undertaking financial, canteen, stores, and procurement management services to the Barwon South-West Region
  • Plan and manage the quality delivery of financial and stores services to the Barwon South-West Region in order to meet agreed corporate and program objectives, service delivery standards and timelines, specified budgetary outcomes, stakeholder expectations and location needs.
  • Undertake ongoing region wide financial reconciliation, reporting and analysis including preparation of monthly budget variance reports and forecasts and ad-hoc financial reports as required.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in government finance, and an excellent knowledge of the application of government accounting and financial legislation, policies, and processes, preferably within a state government environment (or similar).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the application of the Oracle Financial System is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of leading a team of people and possess strong stakeholder engagement skills.


The closing date for all applications will be 11.59pm on Monday 11 July 2022.

How to apply

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

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening. 

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad. 


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including those in management. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  • A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Finance Manager (VPSG5)

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Sam Morrissy on 0428 083 664 | samantha.morrissy@justice.vic.gov.au

Finance Manager (VPSG5)