Various Opportunities, APS Level 5, 6 & Executive Level 1, Chief Finance Officer

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Accounting, Finance, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1

About the team

This process will help fill various roles within the Department of Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Water (DCCEEW) finance division.  DCCEEW is a new department that protects Australia’s natural environment and heritage sites.  We help Australia respond to climate change and carefully manage our water and energy resources.  The department has been established to deliver on the Government’s climate change and energy agenda and protect Australia’s environment and water resources. 

The roles that we are filling within the finance division will provide successful applicants with exposure to the good work being undertaken across the department.  Successful applicants will work together to support the department with financial policy, procurement, grants, contract management, reporting, treasury, travel, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

We encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background to apply.  

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Commonwealth financial compliance and legislative frameworks that apply to the role
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of financial procedures and policies and ability to address non-compliance
  • Demonstrate and ability to analyse, provide timely and accurate advice and communicate financial or commercial  information specific to the role
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply an understanding of financial analysis tools, systems, options and features specific to the role
  • Demonstrate the ability to research, interpret and apply legislative requirements to resolve issues

What you will do

Duties will vary across levels but may include:

Financial Policy

  • Provide advice and assistance
  • Capability development (training)
  • Develop and maintain financial policies including sponsorships, financial non-compliance, official hospitality, gifting, contingent liabilities and other financial arrangements
  • Maintenance of financial delegations
  • Assessment of reported financial non-compliances
  • Classifying arrangements (procurement/grant/other financial arrangement process)


  • Provide procurement advice and assistance
  • Develop and maintain procurement policy and process
  • Review of approvals, requests for tender, contracts and other procurement documents


  • Grants hub engagement
  • Develop and maintain grants policy
  • Provide grants advice and support

Contract Management

  • Management of corporate contracts
  • Develop and maintain contract management policy, process and tools
  • Promote contract management principles and work to improve capability


  • Generate reports, coordinate and manage responses to meet annual report, senate orders, Indigenous Procurement Policy, modern slavery and other reporting requirements.
  • Prepare back pocket briefs and respond to questions on notice
  • Executive reporting as required

Travel and credit cards

  • Develop and maintain travel and credit card policies
  • Provide support and advice for domestic and international travel
  • Provide support and advice for credit cards

Appropriations Management

  • Perform corporate treasury function
  • Prepare appropriations notes for financial statements

Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

  • Provide accounts payable and accounts receivable services
  • Manage vendor creation
  • Debt management


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


For some roles a Cert IV or Diploma in Government (Procurement and Contracting) is desirable.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Lynsey Moran at

Learn more about the department

We protect Australia’s natural environment and heritage sites. We help Australia respond to climate change and carefully manage our water and energy resources. The new department has been established to deliver on the Government’s climate change and energy agenda and protect Australia’s environment and water resources.

We deliver policies and programs to:

  • help address climate change and build a more innovative, future ready energy system
  • protect our unique environment, biodiversity and heritage
  • manage Australia’s water resources for industry and regional communities
  • advance Australia’s interests in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

We are informed by science. We are innovative and collaborative. We look to the future.

Find out more about the department at

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