Assistant Director - Accounting Policy

$113,397 - $122,062 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022
Full time Accounting and Finance Executive and Management

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 28 January 2022

Classification: Assistant Director - Accounting Policy
Salary: $113,397 - $122,062 plus superannuation
Position No: 10932
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 January 2022
Contact Officer: Margaret Barnes on or (02) 6207 5653

Details: Are you an accounting professional looking for an escape from traditional number crunching?

This role is not your traditional number based financial reporting focussed position. You will have the opportunity to use your skills to work predominately on conceptual accounting issues and advice by developing and managing accounting policy, financial frameworks and providing accounting advice on a wide breadth of issues in the ACT Government.

The ACT Treasury, within the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD), is looking for an Assistant Director – Accounting Policy who is an experienced Accountant with expertise in the provision of policy and technical advice in relation to accounting standards, taxation and financial management frameworks to join the team.

The position provides a great opportunity to see the inside workings of ACT Treasury, and to contribute to delivering the Government’s key policy priorities including planning and oversight of financial management and frameworks in the ACT. The position will allow for flexibility and encourages work/life balance for the right candidate.

The successful applicant will be required to give strategic and robust advice, and will have the ability to exercise initiative, have excellent communication skills, use sound judgement and be flexible in handling complex policy, financial, and administrative issues. The successful applicant will have well developed accounting, policy and analytical skills, and the demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team environment, plan work, balance competing priorities and meet deadlines. Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including liaison and negotiation skills are also required.

CMTEDD supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary or post graduate qualifications in business, accounting, commerce, economics, finance or a similar field are highly desirable or, alternatively, tertiary qualifications in another field combined with strong numeracy skills gained through experience in financial analysis and reporting.

  • Membership of a professional accounting body would be highly desirable. 

Notes: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. These positions are based in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers do not have a designated workstation/desk. Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, our workforce is currently working from home wherever possible. The successful candidate will be provided information on how to work from home safely and effectively. A gradual return to the workplace is anticipated, including the advertised role.

How to Apply: Please provide a curriculum vitae, contact details of two referees, and a short statement (no more than two pages) how your Skills, Qualifications and Experience make you an ideal candidate for the role. You should consider both the Duties/Responsibilities of the position and the Selection Criteria in drafting your statement.

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Job Closing Date

28 Jan, 2022