Senior Finance Officer Job at ACT Government – in Canberra ACT

The Infrastructure and Contract Branch of Housing ACT is seeking a motivated Senior Finance Officer to join our busy Finance team.

The Finance team is responsible for the overall budgeting and financial management of Housing ACT being a separate financial reporting entity. It provides financial advice and support to business units; specific functions include budget development, financial reporting, financial processing and financial management and governance. The Unit regularly represents Housing ACT in various forums and acts as the first point of contact to other government agencies and external stakeholders.

The primary responsibilities for this position are to, under limited direction:

Provide line area support and ensure the integrity of the Directorate’s financial statements in accordance with required timeframes.

Assist in the preparation of the internal and external budgeting and financial management, incorporating financial reporting, annual financial statements including notes and statement of performance, and development and implementation of financial policies.

Assist in monitoring and management of cash flow, assets and liabilities.

Assist with preparation of monthly financial statements, including preparing journals.

Distribution and monthly reconciliation of credit cards statements according to relevant guidelines, policies, and procedures

Ensure the integrity of the general ledger through periodic analysis, reconciliations, and account reviews, including review of invoices through the Accounts Payable Invoice Automation Solution (APIAS).

Provide advice and assistance on financial and accounting matters to internal and external clients.

Assist in the ongoing development and implementation of financial policies and processes as required and participate in the implementation/upgrades of the Directorate’s financial reporting systems.

More information can be found in the Position Description.

Note: This is a temporary position for six months with a view option for extension and a view to permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please submit a ‘pitch’ of no more than two pages, along with a short curriculum vitae.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


This is a temporary position for six months with a view option for extension and a view to permanency.

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About the Company

Company: ACT Government –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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