Who we are looking for? The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Management Accountant vacancy within the Budgets Section, Finance Branch. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Management Accountant (PSL6) to join the Finance and Property Services Branch (FPSB) to contribute to the provision of financial services, support and advice to all of the department’s internal and external stakeholders. The work of the Budgets team is interesting given the diverse range of services provided by the department. As well as ensuring the iconic building in which you will work is maintained and accessible to all building occupants, you will support and provide financial advice on our diverse business including information and technology services, library and research services, security, broadcasting and hansard functions, visitor services, and support an in-house catering and events function. The team also develops and supports a significant capital works program, which ensures Parliament House is maintained according to the design intent. The PSL6 Management Accountant will assist with the internal and external budget development and maintenance, including forecasting and mid-year review. The Management Accountant will support the Assistant Directors in the preparation and analysis of financial data and reports to assist the business areas of DPS. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to report information in an accurate and timely manner. In addition, they will be required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of better practices, systems and processes to ensure services are delivered efficiently and in accordance with relevant legislation, guidelines and internal requirements. Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements Tertiary qualifications in accounting or similar field, and a CPA/CA qualification (or working towards) Experience with Financial Information Systems, preferably SAP Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance. DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. How to apply Please upload a one page response no more than 500 words describing how your skills, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this job, based on the duties, qualities, and selection criteria outlined below. Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. Closing Date Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEDT, 18 February 2021.Salary Currently, the salary range for this position is $84,910 - $95,433 per annum. Duty Statement Classification: PSL 6Employment Type: Ongoing Position No.: 130928Local Title: Management Accountant________________________________________________________________ Branch: Finance BranchSection: BudgetsImmediate supervisor: Assistant Director BudgetsSecurity assessment: Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted)________________________________________________________________ Under limited direction undertake duties in accordance with agreed standards at Parliamentary Service Level 6 (PSL6). Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Prepare and present internal financial reports to business area staff, and work with staff across the department to develop forecasts. 2. Assist with internal budget development and maintenance, including mid-year review. 3. Assist with preparation of the external budget. 4. Perform research and analysis of financial results to support the Director and CFO in making decisions. 5. Assist with preparing a range of written material including business cases, Cabinet submissions, Senate Estimates submissions and Executive Committee papers. 6. Provide significant contribution to innovation and continuous business process improvement. Duties representing highest function: All Selection Criteria 1. Undertaking work with a high level of complexity and sensitivity 2. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 3. Sound judgement and clear communication 4. Establishing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, and 5. Knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Budget Process Operational Rules. Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice. Contact Person Name: Lucy ByrnesPhone Number: 6277 2716Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Working at Department of Parliamentary Services DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here). If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application. Conditions of Employment The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including: a) Australian citizenshipb) criminal history check and security clearancesc) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobsd) health clearance, ande) probation period of 6 months Australian CitizenshipSection 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement. RedundancyIf you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200. Advice to Applicants Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you? Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role. If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs may be useful: Applying for an APS Job: Cracking the Code Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels
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