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Program Finance Officer

Job Title: Program Finance Officer
Contract Type: Temporary & Contract
Job Reference: 3448723
Contact Name: Thomas Gueho
Contact Email:
Job Published: 28 days ago

Job Description

The organisation
Our client is an independent federal agency seeking to recruit a Program Finance Officer in Canberra (ACT).  This is a 24 months fixed term contract with potential extension options.
The role
Our client is seeking to onboard a dynamic professional to support them with the ongoing modernisation of their systems.  Working closely with the Program Finance Lead, this role will be responsible for the provision of financial performance through cost attribution, project cost change control and overall financial control and reporting.  Additionally, it will support the Program Finance Lead in performing Finance Manager responsibilities.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting with cost management and control procedures
  • Reviewing monthly financial accounts, preparing/posting accrual and general journals
  • Support budgeting and forecasting processes for the project
  • Advising stakeholders on portfolio financial status and design cost models across the portfolio
  • Analysis of financial reports and budget to prevent lack of resources / funding deficiencies
  • Supporting procurement on commercial activities with pricing analysis
  • Supporting Cost Modelling for future tranches of the project
  • Ensuring data accuracy via audits and reconciliations of financial systems and registers  
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
  • CA/CPA qualification and relevant tertiary degree (accounting/commerce…)
  • Must be able to obtain baseline security clearance
  • Experience dealing with Public Service financial data
  • Strong cost accounting experience
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and reporting tools
  • Experience with procurement, expense management, and budget management
  • Advance Excel skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
To be considered, please hit ''apply'' or reach out to Thomas Gueho (

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