Deputy Financial Controller

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT


Business / Finance Manager

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 31 October 2021


In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<p align="center"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt"><strong>Deputy Financial Controller</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Manuka, Canberra&nbsp;</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Full-time (first contract term 3 years)</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>Grade 7 ($142,411 - $153,958 + Superannuation)</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Job number: </strong>#498047</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;Negotiable</span><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, Sunday 31 October 2021</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">CECG has embarked on a holistic Finance Transformation program that seeks to uplift the Finance service delivery and ensure continuous optimisation. As a result of the transformation program, several exciting new positions are now available.</span><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>About the Role</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Formally known as the Senior Financial Controller for CE, you will be working as part of the Financial Control leadership team, you will have operational responsibility for the management of financial accounting services, accounts payable and accounts receivable.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">You will be a role model to others by providing exceptional Finance service delivery to internal clients, senior leadership and the executive and a key leader in the modernisation of the finance function. You will lead and develop a team of 5 financial control specialists across the finance accounting and operations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Key responsibilities</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Develop the capability of team members ensuring their effectiveness in current and future roles and building a high performing team.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Be dynamic, leading and working to optimise and continuously improve the delivery of Finance as a Service (FaaS) across CECG.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ensuring the timely and accurate close of the month-end and annual reporting periods </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ensuring the production of timely and accurate monthly and annual statutory and regulatory reporting.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Working with the FP&amp;A team in the production of insightful management reporting.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Assisting in the preparation of BAS, FBT and workers compensation returns.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Ensuring the operating effectiveness of key financial controls and assisting in the completion of the annual external audit.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Actively identifying and implementing key changes and improvements across Financial Control.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Actively assisting in the development of Finance Policies and implementing accounting changes required under General Purpose Financial Reporting Standards.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Liaise with external partners (banking and insurance) on financial matters.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Work with the CEO Payroll Section in relation to the integrity of the payroll financial data.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Oversee the operation of the CEO salary packaging program, analyse the impact of tax changes on individual packaging arrangements, liaise with salary packaging providers, and oversee the preparation of the CEO Fringe Benefits Tax Return.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Actively support the accounts payable and accounts receivable operations of CECG.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Demonstrated experience in people leadership.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">A growth mindset and an eye for finance modernisation.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Highly effective analytical and problem-solving capabilities.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively both within and across teams.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Have a demonstrated understanding of financial control frameworks.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Experience in finance change/transformation programs.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Strong time management capabilities and high attention to detail.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The successful applicant will hold tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Business and current membership of a relevant professional accounting body such as CA/CPA.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Be willing to complete an employee suitability check.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Leadership role, opportunity to lead a high functioning Financial Control team</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Supportive working environment within a positive culture</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><em>Please refer to the position description <img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtHKC3nDy2y8ng5ccCPy3sZhptihTyGeY-a0Kn7rmorQVOZqQH3pdQlPAnXgqgQoozEWxxUq-BfTlfsvLrwDtl400DW1z8gnNiShG1_4tQgEbyn-eD2PxA9m_ZjdGhIYRqlbC2WZVjtz04NBFrdcQqCg%7e%7e">Senior Financial Controller - PD.docx</a>&nbsp;for in-depth detail regarding the criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience section in the&nbsp;position description and a current resume.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Please visit the website and position description for further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn.&nbsp;If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au">Recruitment@cg.catholic.edu.au</a>.</span></p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.cg.catholic.edu.au/cw/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/498047/deputy-financial-controller">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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