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El1 Management Accountant

DFP GOVERNMENT - South Townsville, QLD

Any Industry
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We are seeking an experienced Management Accountant who will provide high level support, advice and technical expertise to the Chief Finance Officer and partner with executive and management teams in regard to budget and operational plan development and performance.

As the Assistant Director – Management Accounting, you will be responsible for providing strategic budget advice and insights to stakeholders to ensure informed decision making. You will effectively manage key stakeholder relationships to ensure the timely delivery of key projects and promote active business partnering across the Authority. You will have a lead role in the delivery and oversight of the Authority’s management accounting responsibilities, including operational planning. You will lead and manage the preparation of modelled projections, analysis and commentary for the annual budget and forecasting processes ensuring alignment with Executive and Board expectations and approvals. You will provide leadership, direction and coaching to ensure staff have the skills and knowledge to effectively achieve business objectives and meet deliverables.

The suitable candidate will be agile and adaptive in the way they work, open to change and willing to explore innovative ways of working.
You understand that leadership exists at all levels and you display this at all times.
You work collaboratively to deliver results and display the personal drive and integrity expected of an Australian Public Service (APS) employee.
You have highly developed interpersonal skills including consultation, facilitation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
You have highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders.
You have excellent analytical, numerical, problem solving and investigative skills.
You have demonstrated presentation skills and report writing skills with the ability to clearly explain complex issues.
You have excellent time management, prioritisation and organisation skills.
You are a leader that is agile, accountable, and empowers others.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide timely management and system accounting expertise through the delivery of value adding internal financial reporting, advice and insight to managers, and accuracy of the Authority’s financial forecast.
  • Coordinate the Authority’s external Commonwealth budget cycle and funding returns, including all Central Budget Management System (CBMS) budgeting requirements.
  • Coordinate, develop, review and monitor the Authority’s annual budget and operational planning strategy, ensuring alignment with the Strategic Planning process.
  • Identify and provide advice and insight on accounting and finance issues. and contribute to the development of the Authority’s financial management strategy and internal controls to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Deliver and manage special projects as required, and ensure and advise others on the adherence to relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders on complex and/or sensitive issues and negotiate and influence outcomes to achieve Authority objectives.
  • Provide expertise and maintenance of the Authority’s financial management system through optimising system potential and enabling reporting efficiencies.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to support the small management accounting team to achieve positive outcomes.

Essential qualifications and experience include:
  • Have tertiary qualifications in business, commerce or accounting, and a minimum of 10 years relevant post-graduate experience in the accounting environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Extensive knowledge of, or the ability to quickly acquire knowledge of the following statutes and standards, as they relate to the position:
    • Australian Accounting Standards,
    • Commonwealth Financial policies and procedures,
    • Financial Delegations.
Applicants require Australian Citizenship as this role is within Federal Government. To express interet, apply now by clicking the available link.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.