Finance Officer

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 01/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified


Reference: 1285057

Reference: 1285057


Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy.  This may include the supervision and coordination of other education support class staff within the work area or educational program.  Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.  Input into identifying training needs and development of education support class staff within the work area or educational program becomes an important feature at range 2.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2.  Typically this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Provides support to teachers and students that is beyond the routine support provided at education support class Level 1, range 1.  Within an educational program assists teachers with the coordination of the support function, such as directing/organising the work of other support staff or providing a specialist support role. 

Undertakes medical intervention support tasks or other specialised student/teacher support roles that require specific training that must be updated from time to time.  The role is for a specific purpose for which there will be direct accountability as opposed to support roles that are carried out by a range of staff performing routine tasks under direction.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.  Routine technical support in libraries, science and information technology laboratories would be typical examples.

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.


  • Maintain the schools financial records.
  • Prepare financial documentation and data for budget preparation.
  • Reconcile school spending against the school's budget.
  • Ensure all relevant financial reports are checked and any discrepancy is investigated and reported to senior management.
  • Attend sub-committees, when required, and prepare financial reports.
  • Provide advice to program coordinators and teaching staff on spending against the budget.

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

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Birmingham Primary School is situated in a semi rural area at the foothills of the Yarra Valley.

The school population for 2022 is 670 students, one of the highest enrolments in the history of the school. This is testimony to the excellent reputation the school has within the community. We have very few students who come from Non-English speaking backgrounds, so our involvement with International School to School Exchange (ISSE) has allowed us to bring parts of the globe to Birmingham.

We have visited and received delegations from Malaysia, India, Mexico, U.S.A., China, Peru and Costa Rica. These experiences have opened up the world for our students and has helped them understand and appreciate different people and their cultures. We were the recipients of the Victorian Excellence Award for Global Education in 2019 which has recognised the efforts we have made in developing our students as global citizens. This award is highly coveted and we are extremely proud of our achievement.

We have membership with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and have gained accreditation with CIS .This organisation has assisted us in forging international links but also enables us to work towards and achieve international standards of education.

We have a whole school approach to the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy which is well documented and in embedded into our Inquiry learning. This approach had earned us excellent student learning outcomes.

We view our school as being an integral part of the Mount Evelyn Community, with strong support from parents and the local secondary colleges. We have an extensive and extremely successful Transition Program which we believe orientates our new students and parents into the school. We have excellent relations with our local pre-schools and have regular contact.

At Birmingham we strive to engage our students in meaningful learning and a variety of experiences. We ensure our students have a voice and have choice in their learning. We differentiate tasks to ensure we are meeting all student learning needs. We have a strong values program which permeates the whole curriculum, and these values are continually referred to in and outside the classroom.

The culture of the school is extremely positive and supportive across all levels of the school.

Most importantly, we are true to both our Vision and Mission Statements, created by our whole school community. These are constantly referred to by staff and students and are embraced by parents. These statements represent what we stand for, what we believe is important in education and we endeavour to live that vision when working with student’s, the school community and beyond.

Our 2022 focuses are:

  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Student Wellbeing



Finance Officer

Job type:

Full time / From 01/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Patricia Enzinger | 039/736-3260

Finance Officer