APS6 Finance Business Partner / Accountant

Job Description

Title: APS6 Finance Business Partner / Accountant

Company Name: HorizonOne Recruitment

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, ACT,

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

The Organisation

Our client is a federal government agency located in Canberra. They are a large entity with a relaxed but professional environment. This role is in a critical taskforce expected to double in size in the next few months.

The Opportunity

This opportunity calls for a high performing APS Accountant that is an outgoing person. Our client requires a candidate with APS experience and who understands government frameworks as you will be working in high profile and politically sensitive projects where a thorough understanding of APS protocols and systems is a prerequisite.

You will work to an outstanding Director and Assistant Director on a COVID related taskforce. There is very good opportunity for contract extensions should you be kicking goals in the role.

The Role

Love numbers but also love working closely with people? Then this role is for you. Partner with your business stakeholders to help them understand their financial performance and keep the budgets on track.

  • Monthly management reporting, forecasting and analysis of cost centres and accounts with a focus on departmental reporting
  • Review project work and contracts, and provide strategic financial advice
  • Develop and maintain supporting worksheets for internal budgets and costings
  • Assist to coordinate budget process and budget documentation
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to understand their business areas and key programs so that you can assist with accurate costings, budgeting and forecasts underpinned by supported assumptions
  • Reconciliations / prepayment journals / end of month accruals

Your Background and Experience

This position requires strong analysing skills and the ability to problem solve and seek out answers to complex issues. You are a person who can learn fast and contribute quickly. Qualified accountants with finance business partnering or accounting experience in government are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Relevant accounting qualifications including CA/CPA or good progress towards
  • Previous experience in complex budgeting and forecasting
  • Sound awareness of the PGPA Act and its compliance requirements
  • High attention to detail
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills with the ability to perform sophisticate analysis of data
  • A high level of organisation with ability to manage deadlines and competing priorities
  • Highly developed interpersonal engagement skills
  • A willingness to get into the detail and produce high quality work

You MUST be an Australian citizen to be considered for this opportunity.

Salary / Rate

  • $55 - $63 per hour + 9.5% Super
  • 12 month contract

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Alan Larby on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 13358.

This opportunity not quite right for you? We have multiple finance and accounting opportunities available right now on both a contract and permanent basis. Get in touch for a confidential discussion.

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