Finance Officer

Join a dynamic finance team, Be part of a unique business, Learn highly desirable and transferable skills.

The Organisation and the Team

The Director of National Parks is a Corporate Commonwealth Agency with the Department of the Environment and Energys portfolio and is responsible for the conservation and management of the Commonwealths terrestrial and marine protected area estates. It protects the natural environment and cultural values of these protected reserves by managing them jointly with traditional owners and the wider community.


The successful applicant will be part of the Parks Finance Unit, which is responsible for monthly and annual external financial reporting, day to day financial operations and financial policy. 


The Role/Duties

The role is required to carry out various finance functions such as:

  • Reconciliations (including bank accounts, balance sheet accounts and divisional IT reviews)
  • Monitor cash balances and daily banking
  • Undertake debtor reporting and manage debt recovery processes
  • Prepare claims for payment, invoice requests, journals, purchase orders and other accounting transactions
  • Support the team with preparation of monthly and end of financial year reporting
  • Manage the teams helpdesk inbox and provide other administrative support


The Opportunity

The Parks Finance Unit is seeking a highly motivated Finance Officer to work in our dynamic team. In this position you will have the opportunity to develop a range of highly desirable and transferable skills. 


The Ideal Candidate/Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Good communication and liaison skills
  • Ability to work flexibly with limited guidance on multiple issues
  • demonstrate sound judgment, time management and responsiveness
  • Experience in SAP and Microsoft software, particularly Excel, Outlook and Word are highly desirable.




  • Australian Citizenship. Please note that you may be asked to provide evidence of Australian Citizenship.
  • Undergo a Satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement)
  • If a security clearance is required the successful applicant must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance level for the duration of their employment in the position.



The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

How to apply:

  • To apply, go to the Departments online recruitment system at: and complete the online application.
  • An up-to-date resume including the contact details of two referees is required.
  • Information for applicants with disabilities:
  • If you are having difficulty in using the online application process, please advise the contact officer prior to the closing date.
  • Applications should consist of no more than a 2 page pitch taking into consideration the duties and selection criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role.


Applications close:  11.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 03 December 2019.


The Department of Environment and Energy values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.


25/11/2019 $0 ACT 1 Accounting
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