Manager Financial Systems

Job posted: 01/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Ongoing - full time

Organisation: Country Fire Authority

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Finance

Reference: VG/1803434

Reference: VG/1803434

Occupation: Finance

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

  • Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East
  • Full time, Ongoing
  • PTA 7 $151,409 - $166,997 pa (plus 11.5% superannuation)

    The CFA are proud of the work we do, protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    With over 51,000 volunteers CFA strives to be an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees. We, embrace individuals with diverse skills, experience and backgrounds, recognising the unique value they bring to CFA.

    Want to read more about the Country Fire Authority (CFA) click here

    About the Role

    The Manager Financial Systems at Country Fire Authority (CFA) drives the enhancement and transformation of financial systems, ensuring compliance and meeting organisational needs. Responsibilities include strategic management of financial systems, collaboration across departments,  leading finance transformations, expert advisory to senior finance leaders on finance system optimisation and utilisation, improve data analytics capability, team mentoring, policy design, training delivery and industry representation, crucial for supporting CFA's financial objectives.

    Working alongside and mentoring the Finance & Procurement team whilst reporting to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer you will take ownership and responsibility of the following:

    • Collaborate across departments for process automation and improvement.
    • Oversee future ERP configuration aligned with best practices.
    • Foster a data-driven culture for enhanced reporting.
    • Drive utilisation of IT tools and leverage systems to build digitisation capability in Finance.
    • Strengthen and automate controls to improve compliance.
    • Design policies to manage financial system risks.
    • Manage stakeholder expectations and support change initiatives to maximise benefits and outcomes.
    • Mentor and lead the Financial Systems team.
    • Provide training and support for system users.
    • Share thought leadership and best practices.
    • Represent CFA in forums with expert leadership.

    About You

    Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • Mandatory tertiary qualification in accounting with full/current membership with CPA, CA or equivalent.
    • High level of understanding of Financial Systems with proven experience in maintaining and improving the integrity of financial systems. Experience with (and detailed knowledge of) SAP preferred.
    • Superior expertise in managing system enhancements and transformation within a complex organisation, particularly system-related change management activities.
    • Demonstrated experience in improving data driven capability within an organisation
    • Highly developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen to and understand the needs of multiple stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement and business automation of financial and business systems, processes, procedures, reporting and the end user experience.
    • High level of understanding in designing and implementing policies and procedures that support finance accounting systems and managing any identified risks.
    • Ability to provide expert professional advice and recommendations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of public sector financial reporting requirements and relevant legislation.

    Why choose CFA

    • Meaningful Purpose: Your contribution truly makes a difference
    • Work-Life Balance: Paid parental leave, generous leave provisions
    • Growth Opportunities: Learning and development
    • Flexibility: Hybrid work options with flexible work arrangements
    • Discounts: Emergency Memberlink discounts on various services
    • Wellbeing Focus: Healthy for Life programs, flu vaccinations
    • Member Assistance Program: Access support across 8 service pathways

    Your Application

    Click the 'apply' button to access our online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

    When applying for a position with CFA, please submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates your qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

    Pre-employment Checks

    Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

    • Successfully complete a National Police History Check, Working Rights Check and hold a valid Working with Children Check.

    CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

    Applications close: 11:59pm 21st July 2024

    If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

    The Country Fire Authority (CFA) values your privacy. We will use the information you provide when you are applying for employment with us for the purpose of recruitment, selection, evaluation and appointment and to report on anonymised key metrics (e.g. diversity). The information we collect will be handled in accordance with privacy laws, including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.   You can view our Privacy Statement here. For access and correction of the information we have collected, contact recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au



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    Katrina Cuskelly | katrina.cuskelly@cfa.vic.gov.au

    Manager Financial Systems