Senior Finance Analyst (VPSG5)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Finance

Reference: DOJ/YJSNRFA

Reference: DOJ/YJSNRFA

Occupation: Finance

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we are 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 are proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

  • Provide expert financial advice to senior Youth Justice leaders relating to Cherry Creek precinct
  • Support annual budget, accounting, compliance and financial planning processes
  • Help Victoria's vital youth justice custodial precincts operate efficiently – particularly Cherry Creek
  • VPS Grade 5 ongoing role earning $103,920 – $125,735 per year plus super

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is seeking a senior finance analyst to help manage the annual budget of Victoria's youth justice custodial precincts. 

What will the Senior Finance Analyst do?

As Senior Finance Analyst, you will be part of a team that provides expert advice to senior Youth Justice leaders on financial, budget, procurement and performance related matters.

Your experience, skills and knowledge will be highly valued when you are tasked with:

  • Developing, monitoring and analysing budget and financial data and maintaining forward estimates.
  • Evaluating actual performance against budget and performance targets, as well as identifying financial risks and resource pressures. 
  • Carrying out complex financial analysis, advice and reporting at an advanced authoritative level that informs the department's strategic decision making. 
  • Providing advice and assistance with the development of the department's budget, submissions to cabinet committees, legislative program and other policies and programs.

What skills should I have?

To thrive in this role, you will have extensive experience in finance and budget management. You will also have a strong understanding of public sector management, financial management, accrual budgeting, balance sheet management, output pricing and costing and the associated policies, practices, and procedures.  

A familiarity with Victorian Government processes for public sector accounting and budget management is also highly valued.

For more information on what you will do on the job, and to learn more about the skills we are looking for, please read the position description attached.

To discover some of the benefits of working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, click here.

Apply now! Applications close Tuesday August 16.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au.

Applications will be regularly reviewed up until the closing date, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

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

Important Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic all our assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using online tools to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and staff.  No face-to-face contact is required, and induction training will also be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with us. 

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: 

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account) 
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you. 


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration will apply to Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) platform. 

Senior Finance Analyst (VPSG5)

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Peter Grossman | Peter.Grossman@justice.vic.gov.au or 0402214460

Senior Finance Analyst (VPSG5)