PSL5 & PSL6 - Management Accountants

PSL5 & PSL6 - Management Accountants

ParlIament Of Australia | canberra, ACT, AU

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Description

The Opportunity

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for PSL5 and PSL6 Management Accountants within Finance Branch. 

We have an exciting opportunity for aspiring Management Accountants at the PSL5 and PSL6 levels within our Finance Branch.

In this role you will have the opportunity to provide financial advice and support to a complex business which comes not just from its size, but the range of unique and commercial activities undertaken at APH. In a public sector setting – there are few better opportunities to hone your professional skills than at DPS where the country demands genuine excellence in everything we do.

DPS has a uniquely diverse workforce of approximately 1000 staff, working across a wide range of administration, trade, technical, customer service and professional roles. We support unique business activities like 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 section also develops and supports a significant capital works program, which ensures Parliament House is maintained according to its original design intent.

We are seeking candidates who can build productive working relationships across the department, enjoy working in a collaborative environment and have excellent attention to detail.

This recruitment process will be used to fill a number of ongoing vacancies at the PSL5 and PSL6 classifications. A merit pool will be established through this process to fill similar vacancies.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate will be: 

• Proven ability to communicate effectively in accounting and/or other relevant areas,
• Proven ability to undertake work with a moderate level of complexity and sensitivity,
• High level analytical and problem-solving skills,
• Proven ability to build productive key stakeholder relationships, and
• Knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks and government decision-making.

Job Specific Requirements

• Tertiary qualifications in areas such as Accounting, Finance, or Commerce with professional membership or is working towards obtaining membership.
• The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.


At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

Duty Statement

Classification: PSL 5
Branch: Finance Branch
Section:
Management Accounting and Reporting
Immediate supervisor:
Senior Management Accountant 

Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the PSL5 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Assist with the preparation of 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 performing research and analysis of financial results to support the Director, Management Accounting and Reporting and Assistant Secretary, Finance Branch in making decisions.


4. Prepare monthly finance journals including accruals to derive accurate monthly financial results.


5. Assist with preparing a range of written material including Questions on Notice responses, Senate Estimates submissions and Executive Committee papers.


6. Be a part of a culture that contributes to innovation and continuous business process improvement.

Classification: PSL 6
Branch: Finance Branch
Section:
Management Accounting and Reporting
Immediate supervisor:
Senior Management Accountant 

Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the PSL6 classification. The duties will 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, including development of New Policy Proposals in adherence with the Commonwealth Budget Process Operating Rules.


4. Perform research and analysis of financial results to support the Director, Management Accounting and Reporting and Assistant Secretary, Finance Branch 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. Be a part of a culture that contributes to innovation and continuous business process improvement.


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.