Audit Office of New South Wales
<p><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Financial Controller <strong><span><p> <p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Are you ready for a career with impact? <strong><span><p> <p> <p> <p>To work for an organisation that informs and challenges government to improve outcomes for citizens?<p> <p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Who are we?<strong> <span><p> <p> <p> <p>The Audit Office of New South Wales is recognised as a centre of excellence within the professional services sector. For almost 200 years,
the Auditor-General has assisted the parliament of New South Wales hold government accountable for its use of public resources. We do this by conducting independent audits across a diverse client base in industry sectors including health, education, transport, local government, superannuation and energy. We have a people focussed culture built on trust, support and respect. Our culture is supported by values of integrity, curiosity and open-mindedness, speaking out when we need to and ultimately taking pride in the important work we do.<p> <p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>How will you contribute? <strong><span><p> <p> <p> <p>We are seeking an exceptional Financial Controller to join our Finance team to oversee the Audit Office’s day to day financial accounting and financial management practices. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this role will be responsible for providing strategic financial and commercial advice to the Office Executive and the CFO. Additionally, the Financial Controller will act as the second in charge to the CFO, when required.<p> <p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Key responsibilities of this role include<strong><span><strong>:<strong><p> <p> <p> <p>• Ensure the Audit Office’s financial management practices align with the requirements set out by NSW Treasury and other relevant best practice, legal, professional and ethical standards.<p> <p>• Ensure the financial accounting operations is governed by appropriately designed and implemented internal controls, including system integrity checks, reconciliations, policies and procedures.<p> <p>• Provide high level professional advice and support to the CFO in regard to financial issues, budget management, commercial transactions, financial systems, corporate performance and leadership.<p> <p>• Provide timely and insightful analysis of financial and non-financial performance against budgetstargets and other objectives, highlighting trends and issues that require attention by branch heads and the Office Executive.<p> <p>• Support the CFO and the business with comprehensive data mining aimed at improving operational efficiency.<p> <p>• Provide effective support, training and tools to budget holders to help them make informed resource allocation decisions.<p> <p>• Continuously identify and analyse areas for improvement relating to financial management and business systems, and work with process owners to develop best practice and efficient processes.<p> <p>• Provide effective guidance, support and mentoring to direct reports.<p> <p>• Deliver specific corporateteam objectives as agreed to achieve the Audit Office vision, mission, values, goals and strategies.<p> <p>• Ensure compliance with the Audit Office Code of Conduct and all other internal policies, business rules and procedures including records management and workplace health and safety policies.<p> <p> <p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">What will you need to succeed? <span><strong><p> <p> <p> <p>We are seeking someone who has demonstrated experience in a financial controller (or equivalent role) and who has a passion for partnering with the business to drive better outcomes. The successful candidate will be someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, good professional judgement to solve problems, as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior management, employees and other key stakeholders.<p> <p> <p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">You will also need: <span><strong><p> <p> <p> <p>• tertiary qualification in an appropriate business discipline • full membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand<p> <p>• sound understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation, professional standards including Australian Accounting Standards and Treasury requirements<p> <p>• to be an Australian permanent resident or citizen or New Zealand citizen.<p> <p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>What are the benefits? <strong><span><p> <p> <p> <p>On offer is a total remuneration package (including superannuation) of up to $177,140 per annum depending on experience, skills and capabilities. As well as access to flexible work practices and arrangements. The Audit Office is a rewarding, challenging and impactful place to work where we value diversity and take a collaborative approach to ‘getting things done’. Here you can have a career with purpose, and real work-life balance as well as unique opportunities for professional development and personal growth.<p> <p> <p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">How can you get started? <span><strong><p> <p> <p> <p>The Audit Office of New South Wales values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability. Your application must include your resume, as well as a cover letter that addresses these two targeted questions:<p> <p> <p> <p>1. Can you tell us about a time you successfully led a project to implement a new system or system upgrade? In your response outline some of the key challenges you experienced and why the project was a success (maximum 300 words).<p> <p> <p> <p>2. Can you tell us about a time you had to deal with a strategic financial matter? In your response, tell us about how you went about dealing with the matter and why you were able to get buy-in from key internal and external stakeholders (maximum 300 words).<p> <p> <p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:16px;">
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