Finance Manager

Job posted: 04/08/2022
Applications close: 17/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289639

Reference: 1289639

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respect to financial management records systems - CASES 21.

SC2    Sound knowledge of financial management legal requirements and practices, including the capacity to produce reports and provide advice in respect to those reports.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC5    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


  • Accounts payable – Complete all creditor payments
  • Process and maintain the schools financial records
  • Prepare financial documentation and data for budget preparation
  • Perform end of month rollover
  • Perform end of year financial rollover
  • Provide advice to staff on spending against budget in respect to faculties, programs and other school projects.
  • Reconcile bank accounts against CASES21 daily
  • Prepare profit and loss statements in consultation with the Business Manager
  • Prepare funding submissions for the leadership team and School Council
  • Assist Business Manager as required
  • Purchase school supplies as required
  • Manage facility hirers
  • Generate Sundry Debtor invoices as required
  • Support office with other administrative tasks as required
  • Manage fundraising activities

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

In 2015 Coburg High School was re-established as a Years 7 to 12 school with the inaugural group of Year 7 students. Prior to 2015 the school was a senior-only Years 10 to 12 school for several years. In 2022 there are around 1225 students enrolled at CHS and in 2023 we expect this to grow to around 1280 students. We are currently running 28 different VCE subjects. The school has not previously run VCAL but looks forward to offering the VCE Vocational Major in 2022. Attendance rates have increased from below state average to above state average and student connection to the school is strong. The SFOE is 0.2485 in 2022.


The original Coburg High School was one of the first high schools in Melbourne and we have a long and proud history. Through the involvement of staff and students, in recent years a set of four core values have been established—Excellence, Integrity, Curiosity and Community—and these values underpin expected behaviours, policies, practices, communication and decision-making at the school.


Coburg High School is structured around a sub–school system with the student support team responsible for the engagement and wellbeing of all students. The dedicated wellbeing team has two counsellors, a mental health practitioner, school medical officer and two school based private psychologists. Coburg High School is a School–Wide Positive Behaviours School, Respectful Relationships lead school and adheres to the tenets of restorative justice. The school has undertaken significant work in establishing an online curriculum management system called Coburg Online Google Sites (COGS). Alongside the development of the COGS to establish a guaranteed and viable curriculum, the school has adopted an instructional model with the acronym GANAG. This model has the key components of goal setting (G), accessing prior knowledge (A), introducing new information (N), applying the new information (A) and finally reviewing the goal (G). Our challenge is to continue to embed the application of High-Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) within the instructional model paradigm, underpinned by a comprehensive program of professional learning to ensure that strategies are implemented with rigour and fidelity.


As outlined in the School Strategic Plan, the school’s central purpose is to foster voice and agency and equip students them with skills for lifelong learning. We empower students to thrive in a complex and changing global society. To this end, Coburg High School offers a broad range of subjects, courses and programs for the Victorian Curriculum and the VCE including Food Technology, English and literacy, Humanities, Mathematics and numeracy, Science, STEM, Digital Technologies and Applied Computing, Visual Arts and Design, Digital Technology, Performing Arts, Dance and Music, Spanish and Mandarin, Health, Physical Education and Sport. The school also offers a wide range of electives in Years 9 and 10. In 2020 we are offering for the first time VET Community Services on site.


We offer students a wide range of co-curricular programs including inter-school sport, music, drama, dance, student leadership, debating and public-speaking, science talent searches and fairs, mathematics competitions, art exhibitions, community service, camps, tours and a range of interest-based clubs.


Coburg High School aims to be an interconnected community hub that serves the diverse needs of our students. The school is situated on expansive grounds with an oval and four recently upgraded netball/basketball courts. The four main buildings incorporate generously sized classrooms and specialist spaces (including a theatrette, performing arts space, gymnasium as well as art studios and laboratories). There are a number of sustainability features including a 99.9kW solar array, several large water storage tanks and a thriving greenhouse for horticulture. The school is located in proximity to Merri Creek, Coburg Olympic Pool, Coburg Athletics Track, and Moreland Library. In May 2022 the school received VSBA Masterplan funding, and looks forwards to even further improved facilities as an outcome of t

Finance Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022

Job classification:

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