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Senior Financial Operations Officer


Job title: Senior Financial Operations Officer

Company: State Government of Victoria

Job description: Senior Financial Operations Officer| VPS4| Full Time| Fixed Term (till 30/6/2026)About the DepartmentThe role of the Department of Education is to support Victorians to build prosperous, socially engaged, happy and healthy lives. It does this by supporting lifelong learning and healthy development, strengthening families, and helping to equip people with the skills and knowledge for a 21st century economy and society.About the DivisionFinancial Services Division:Design and implement financial management principles, processes, and systems to ensure that the department and its managers in central office, regions, schools and statutory authorities have the necessary support to execute their financial management responsibilities.About Early Learning Centres: The Victorian Government is establishing 50 government-owned and operated, Early Learning and Childcare Centres. These centres will offer childcare, Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten and, where applicable, Pre-Prep. You will help to establish the program successfully. The first four centres will open in 2025, with all 50 open by 2032.If you have the drive to work collaboratively, to support the infrastructure, policies, procedures, and operations, this may be the role for you. We are looking for high performers who are strengths based, dedicated, and always looking to learn, improve and embrace new challenges. We have a large work program ahead of us, and it will take genuine flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork to achieve this ambitious reform agenda.About the RoleWe are seeking 2 FTE to provide high quality financial and administrative support for the rollout of 50 ELCs from Jan-25. The roles require an experienced candidate in AR, AP, and CM to support the Financial Operation Manager, Financial Accounting & Reporting in ensuring AR, AP, CM and Banking policies and procedures are applied and maintained in compliance with department policy and regulatory requirements.Due to new rollout of ELCs, the ideal candidate will be prepared to manage 1-2 VPS3 Financial Operations Officers and address banking interface issues arising from the receipts and payment files between various systems for banking, Oracle EBS and Cloud and other systems as applicable. Therefore, this role has a strong systems and customer focus.Your duties will include:

  • Management of 1-2 VPS3 Financial Operations Officers
  • Setting up Accounts Payable (AP) / Accounts Receivable (AR) processes, policies and procedures
  • Ensure processing AP/AR invoices are performed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Performing reconciliations on a timely basis to ensure the integrity of the AP/AR modules as well as the general ledger
  • Administering the department’s aged debtor monitoring process by working with program areas to ensure payment and write-off uncollectable debts
  • Providing program areas with support and guidance as required to ensure the program areas meet their debt collection obligations
  • Administering the dunning process
  • Working with the program areas to recommend invoices to be written off as uncollectable
  • Supervise/perform:

– across the full spectrum of financial operations (AP/AR/Cash Management (CM)) functions as required– Continuous Control Monitoring over the AP function– administration and reconciliation of corporate and virtual credit cards– administration of banking segments accounts, bank user access

  • Cash Management – processing vendor payment runs, banking administration
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Other duties as and when required

As the successful candidate, you will be required to:

  • Have experience in AP/AR and Cash Management preferably in the government sector.
  • Have excellent people management skills and the ability to mentor and develop junior staff members.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Be highly ambitious and willing to step up to higher duties if required.
  • Hold a Bachlor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and in preferably, also an additional degree in an analytical field such as Maths, IT, Engineering or Science.
  • Hold a Victorian Drivers License and pass a Working with Children’s Check

Further InformationFor more details regarding this position please see attached position description.The department values diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the and ourApplicants requiring adjustments can contact the nominated person.Information about the Department of Education’s operations and employment conditions can be located at .Preferred applicants are required to hold a Victorian Driver License, complete a police check and pass a working with children check, as well as any other pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Education will be treated in the strictest confidence.Please let us know via phone or email if you require any adjustments to ensure your full participation in the recruitment process or if you need the advertisement or any attachments in an accessible format (e.g large print) or any other accessibility requirements.Applications close: 25 June 2024Job detailsJob Reference: VG/DE/SRS/20015068X2
Location: Melbourne – CBD
Work Type: Fixed term – full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG4
Salary Range: $92,332 – $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Date posted: 04-Jun-2024
Application Close Date: 25-Jun-2024
Attachments: (Word, 169KB)
Key Selection CriteriaContact:Peter Su(03) 7022 0264; [email protected]

Expected salary: $92332 – 104762 per year

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 04:07:02 GMT

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