Finance Analyst – BP Job at NSW Department of Communities and Justice – in Parramatta NSW
Parramatta, NSW, AU, 2150
Req ID: 35499
Finance Analyst BP
Full time permanent role
Salary $99,431 to $110,064 pa, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading – Clerk Grade 7/8
Great team with awesome people
On-going career development and progression opportunities
Generous leave entitlements – including flexi-leave
Career experience working within a government context
Is finance your thing but you also have an interest in helping people? Then working in the Finance & Procurement Branch of Department of Communities and Justice is the right place for you.
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. It focuses on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities in NSW by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs, focused on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.
Finance & Procurement Branch is a diverse, inclusive team that embodies the values of DCJ. The Branch enables the delivery of the DCJ, Premier, State, and organisational outcomes by providing excellent financial and procurement services. DCJ is currently undertaking its most significant transformation in terms of enterprise systems and processes and we are seeking team members who are capable, willing to consider new ways of working, can support change, and maintain a sense of humour throughout.
About the role/What you’ll be doing
Provide support in delivering strategic, tactical, and operational financial advice
Collaborate with people across the business requiring high level financial analysis
Assist, and provide analysis, in the preparation of high quality, timely financial reporting
Develop ground up budgets
Engage with key stakeholders to provide coaching and technical advice
Identify and report pressures on Divisional budgets
Provide financial analysis and advice regarding the impacts arising from Divisional initiatives
Essential requirements of the role
In order to conform to DJC compulsory vaccination requirements, it is essential that successful applicants will have had their second COVID vaccination dose before accepting the role.
Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business, Commerce or related discipline, and working towards or qualified CPA/CA.
In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate will work with various professionals within the finance team to provide analysis and insights to various stakeholders within the business under tight time pressures.
Strong data analysis and all-round financial accounting expertise.
Solid presentation skills to engage an audience of varied seniority
Strong relationship building capabilities
Ability to provide strategic analysis and opinions within a dynamic team environment
Strong communication skills – able to communicate effectively key messages with stakeholders, have an adaptive style and influence outcomes
Prioritise team efforts to support business requirements
Experience working with SAP, Excel, and exposure to business intelligence tools, such as Tableau (preferred, but not essential)
Does this sound like you?
Applying for the role
When applying you will need to:
Submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role
Attach an up-to-date resume (maximum of 5 pages)
Candidates are requested to separately address the following two questions:
Tell me about a time when you had to communicate a complex topic in a simple manner to a range of stakeholders.
Tell me about a time when you had to manage a challenging relationship with another stakeholder.
Please limit each response to max. 200 words. Dot points are also fine.
Just a tip: A recommended technique is STAR. Begin by briefly describing the SITUATION, then what you were TASKED, what ACTIONS you took (this should be approx. 60% of your answer), and finally the RESULT achieved. The STAR technique is widely used for candidate’s written and interview answers and helps with structure and succinctness. I’m looking for descriptions of your technical and soft skills and how you applied them.
NSW Public Sector roles are based around levels of capabilities required for a position. The capabilities for this role can be found at the bottom of the role description. Familiarising yourself with NSW Public Sector Capability Framework and how it relates to this role will enhance your chances of a successful application and job interview. Also, please see the occupation-specific Finance Business Partnering in the Finance Professionals Capability Set. Thank you and good luck.
Closing date: Sunday, 30th January 2022 at 11:59 pm
For role enquiries please contact Richard Madigan via email at: [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application!
If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact our team on (02) 9765 3042.
Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:
National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.
This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.
Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit
We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.
If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Vriteka Nagpal on 0490 885 193 or via email at [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.
If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.
About the Company
Company: NSW Department of Communities and Justice –
Company Location: Parramatta NSW