Finance Officer, Accounting Support Unit (VPSG3)

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 06/12/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $72,751 - $88,336

Occupation: Accounting

Reference: VG/DH/CS/1682143

Reference: VG/DH/CS/1682143

Occupation: Accounting

Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The Finance Officer supports the Accounting Policy and Support Unit in delivering its key functions relating to banking support and reconciliations, cash management and asset accounting.  Duties will include:

  • coordination tasks for Finance Governance and Risk Unit
  • the preparation of internal reports and reconciliations;
  • the administration of departmental bank accounts and processing of transactions.


  • Process transactions, applications and requests to update departmental corporate systems in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with the relevant legislation, business rules, policies and guidelines.
  • Review transaction and/or system generated exception reports and pro-actively seek to resolve or appropriately refer more complex problems to senior officers.
  • Support the design and development of financial reports and ensure the timely and accurate completion of reconciliations, annual account working papers, financial reports, briefings and other ad hoc reports and correspondence.
  • Communicate effectively, authoritatively and positively with DH clients, staff and internal/external stakeholders, ensure a high level of client service delivery, and pro-actively seek to resolve or appropriately refer more complex problems to relevant sources.
  • Undertake a range of administrative and financial functions to support the operation of the work unit as required and participate in the development and implementation of new policies, processes and systems.
  • Comply with the Financial Management Act 1994 and other relevant legislation, regulations and government directives, policies and guidelines.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.  

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Finance Officer, Accounting Support Unit (VPSG3)

Job type:

Full time / Ongoing

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Hue Taing | hue.taing@health.vic.gov.au

Finance Officer, Accounting Support Unit (VPSG3)