Manager – CFO Division and Shared Services (Executive Level 2)

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Any location in Australia
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Executive Level 2, Other Management, Procurement, Contract Management

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

The Chief Finance Officer Division enables and delivers Financial Services to the Department including financial management and reporting, financial accounting, external budgeting and costing, internal budgeting, finance systems and processing, finance services, and procurement.

The Division also delivers a Payroll Shared Service to 13 client agencies under the Whole of Australian Government Shared Services Transformation Program.

The opportunity

The CFO Division is seeking to fill a number of vacancies at Executive Level 2, and establish a merit pool to fill vacancies that may arise across the Division more broadly over the coming 18 months.

Current vacancies include roles in financial accounting, finance services, Aurion (HR) systems, and other Shared Services enabling functions.

What’s in it for you?

The CFO Division is a diverse, professional team working in a fast paced environment. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work within, experience, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of a wide variety of enabling and financial services.

The broad remit of the Division presents a genuine opportunity to utilise your strategic capabilities, strengthen and build upon core skills, gain new skills, and mature as a senior leader.

Our ideal candidate

To be successful in these positions, the ideal candidate(s) will be:

  • Appropriately skilled, with relevant technical experience across financial functions, service delivery, operations or project management
  • A leader who collaborates with others to achieve outcomes
  • A person who builds and maintains relationships at all levels, both internally and externally and who can represent the department at forums
  • A strong communicator who can explain complex information to business users, including analysing business requirements and translating these to achieve outcomes
  • An experienced manager who works with their team to identify and manage priorities and inspire the delivery of outcomes to meet the objectives of the department and its clients
  • A strong advocate of customer and client service and the use of project management techniques to manage and report on improvement projects.

CA or CPA qualifications are preferred for technical financial management and reporting roles.

Our department has a commitment to inclusion and diversity, with an ambition of being the best possible place to work. This reflects the importance we place on our people and on creating a workplace culture where each and every one of us is valued and respected for our contribution. Our ideal candidate adds to this culture and our workplace in their own way.

What you will do 

Executive Level 2 Managers perform a range of functions that can be broadly described as follows:

  • Lead and manage a team or project
  • Contribute to business planning
  • Drive strategic business improvement and the development of supporting artefacts and tools
  • Perform a range of communication and representation functions, internally and externally
  • Prioritise the achievement of key deliverables and milestones through a customer centric lens
  • Mentor, support and offer development opportunities to team members, and create a thriving team environment.


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

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an online application through and include:

  1. A pitch that contains no more than 3500 characters (approximately 500 words):
    • Describing and demonstrating the skills and experience you bring to the role, and how will you utilise these skills to contribute to the CFO Division (300 words).
    • Providing an example of when you led a team to successfully deliver a program, project or deliverable (200 words).
  1. Your curriculum vitae.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

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

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact information

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