Principal Finance Officer, Clerk Grade 9/10 – 216974 & 217316



Two temporary fulltime appointments for a period up to 30 June 2021 Location: Phillip Street, Parramatta An exciting period of positive change and service optimisation is currently underway in the Finance Directorate and we are looking for a new Principal Finance Officer to join the Executive and Divisional Support in Financial Analysis and Partnership unit. About the Department of Education We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education About the role The role is primarily responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on the financial management of assigned Directorates or Divisions. The scope of work is defined by the operational priorities of the assigned business unit and the financial reporting and analysis required to enable effective decision making, the role is responsible for leading a team/ projects or programs to deliver accurate, reliable and focused results that meet stakeholder expectations and the Directorate's service delivery standards. The role supports senior managers in the implementation of innovative solutions to achieve continuous improvements in corporate financial programs, processes and service delivery.

Key responsibilities: Develop and maintain sound working relationships with individual key stakeholders and clients. Provide financial support services to individual cost centres, programs, directorates or across a division. Analyse financial information from a variety of sources to develop and provide accurate financial advice, budget allocations, performance reports, briefings, forecasts, information and recommendations to staff, senior management and external agencies consistent with accounting standards and government policies.

Support the formation of business partnerships within Finance Directorate, the broader Department and external stakeholders to optimise the effective implementation of corporate financial management strategies and reforms. When collaborating with other teams, the role ensures all parties are fully briefed on proposed business tasks and practices, timelines and expected outcomes. Interpret and apply government accounting procedures and policies relevant to the operations of the assigned business unit including the Treasurer's Directions and Public Finance and Audit Act.

Instigate recommendations and advice for the review and improvement of corporate financial management functions and processes, and liaise with policy, process and systems experts on related issues. The role includes the review, analysis and monitoring of systems and databases to ensure the integrity of the data held in the system and/or acting as a point of contact for the resolu.

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$135,279. Package includes salary ($110,745 - $122,038), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


14 Nov 2019


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