Simon Cox

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Accounting and Finance
Senior Executive

POSTED 31st Jan, 2019   REF NO. BBBH8543

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

The Department of Education and Training (the department) serves the government in developing national policies and programmes in childcare and early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

The department is seeking an experienced and professional Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) to provide strategic financial advice to the department’s Executive, manage the department’s budget allocations and statutory financial reporting requirements and lead the Finance and Business Services Branch.

The DCFO is responsible for providing high level accounting and financial management information and advice to the Department’s Secretary, Executive, Governance Committees and the department. The role is essential to the department’s obligations to meet statutory financial reporting obligations, for managing the internal budgeting and costing framework, and the development and on-going maintenance of the Chief Executive Instructions.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the DCFO is a key point of contact and advice on budget and financial issues. A key expectation of this role is an ability to negotiate, collaborate and interpret service requests balancing people’s needs with practical and useful solutions.

You will be a highly motivated leader with well-developed management, leadership and change management skills to motivate and lead your team. You will be forward-looking, self-motivated and have the ability to identify and assess emerging issues, as well as the ability to manage multiple, high profile issues. You will possess well-developed stakeholder management capability and the capacity to work to Executive, Ministers and other key stakeholders.

Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing  SESMailbox@education.gov.au quoting the reference number 19/0076 EDU.

After receiving the selection documentation, further information can be obtained by contacting:

Scribing and Campaigns team
Horizon One Recruitment Pty Ltd
Phone: (02) 6189 1044
Email: scribing@horizonone.com.au 


This is a designated security assessed position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security assessment at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

Under Section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be employed in the APS, unless the Agency delegate has agreed in writing.


Relevant qualifications in a finance discipline, CPA/CA qualified and experience in public sector finance is essential.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job.

For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

About Department of Education and Training

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

We are committed to providing easy and informative access to our services and support programs and work directly with our clients and stakeholders to ensure expectations are met.

We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and inclusion is vitally important to us in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. We recognise and embrace the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone’s business across its work practices, values and business. All employees are supported through the provision of a number of learning opportunities to build their cultural capability.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender identity.

The Department of Education and Training prides itself on being an agile organisation, promoting the Australian Public Service philosophy of one APS career, thousands of opportunities.

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