Department of Defence of Australia is a management consulting company based out of CAMPBELL PARK, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
The Department of Defence employs around 18,000 Australian Public Service (APS) employees. Defence APS employees work in a wide variety of critical roles, Australia wide, enabling our three services Navy, Army and Air Force, to do their job. Defence has a range of Australian Public Service (APS) career opportunities that offer interesting, challenging, and unique work. Our workforce includes administrative support, accountants, intelligence analysts, engineers, policy advisors, graphic designers, lawyers, social workers, IT specialists and contract managers to name a few. We offer a rewarding career that includes professional development, work-life balance, recognition, a supportive work environment and a diverse workforce.The RoleYour role as an APS 6 Financial Advisor in Financial Performance and Management Division would include:Managing financial support, contributing to budget preparation and financial performance monitoring and reporting in accordance with Defence objectives.Coordinating financial governance requirements and promoting compliance with the financial management frameworks.Using knowledge and experience of financial management to provide advice on Defence and government financial matters.Identifying financial issues and applying financial management knowledge to objective and systematic analysis and conclusions.Building and sustaining effective relationships with team members and actively participate in team work and group activities.Interpreting and complying with legislative, policy and regulatory frameworks.Designing and recommending solutions to financial management issues.Managing and prioritising workflows and resources, preparing work area and team plans detailing measurable milestones and expected outcomes.To learn more about the position, Defence Finance Group (DFG) and their journey, click here .About our TeamFP&M Division delivers financial advice and performance reporting to Groups and Services, Ministers and other government departments, across all Defence programs and activities including workforce, capital, sustainment and operating budgets.FP&M Division consists of over 400 staff working in six branches, each managing around $6 Billion per year, with embedded finance staff across the country working closely with business areas. Principally, the Division is responsible for delivering financial management information and advice to ensure Defence leaders can make well informed decisions. Think big numbers, many complex projects running in parallel, and close public scrutiny requiring carefully managed finances.As you progress with FP&M Division you will have the opportunity to have a “seat at the table” with some of the most respected leaders in Australia. You will be acknowledged as an expert in your field, and expected to deliver trusted financial advice. Information you provide will be relied upon to make decisions of national significance, information that helps shape major national operations and initiatives.By partnering with business areas you will see the direct impact of the work you deliver and how it affects broader operational outcomes. Each operational area you support helps you to build a deeper understanding of Defence’s mission, as you build your career. You also have the opportunity to work in blended teams with diverse stakeholder groups that will challenge the way you think and help you develop stronger communication skills.Our Ideal CandidateDo you like the idea of a role that combines a passion for finance/numbers with people?Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in financial management and possess strong capabilities to analyse and interpret financial information such as budgets and management reporting. You enjoy working with others to understand complex issues, analysing results and communicating your findings.Other competencies we are targeting include:Improvement focus, strong results orientation, and seeks to add value through improving processes and systems.Strong problem-solving skills and an analytical approach with conceptual capabilities and flexible approach.Strong client/customer focus, collaborative approach, adaptable and flexible.Ability to influence with strong written and verbal communication across a broad variety of stakeholders.Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at ‘Baseline Vetting’ level.
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