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Program Financial Advisor

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Category:

Accounting / Management Accountant

Job description:
Program Financial Advisor
Service NSW Grade 10
Full Time / Temporary up to 6 Months

About Service NSW
Established in 2013, it is committed to making a difference, and we continually calibrate our work against the core values of Passion, Teamwork, and Accountability to ensure our focus is always on the customer.

Your renumeration
SNSW Grade 10 – The Package includes base salary range of ($117,291- $128,178), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Primary purpose of the role
The Program Financial Advisor is responsible for managing end to end program financials and dependencies across a $40m program. You will also be responsible for the provision of financial and management reports for project streams and the overall summary across the CTP program.

Key Accountabilities
  • Working with the Program Manager to establish and manage budgets and expenditure forecasts 
  • Reporting on project budgets, including status reports for use by the Program Manager.
  • Undertake financial analysis and prepare reports and briefing materials for the CTP program on various delivery options.
  • Contribute to the development of confidential briefing notes related to the CTP Program and its performance, for consideration by the CEO and Executive Level Team.
  • Analyse information provided by the vendors and validate to allocated budgets and forecasts.
  • Contribute to the development of long-term plans and financial models to improve planning and budgeting.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of budget management reporting systems and financial performance improvement frameworks and initiatives 
  • Ensure accounting activities comply with relevant legal, professional and ethical standards.

Essential Requirements
  • Experience managing complex cost models and budgets for individual projects and programs.
  • Relevant experience in projects and management activities (within Government context will be highly regarded).
  • Finance / Business tertiary qualifications coupled with experience managing program finances, property suppliers and landlords.
  • Experience developing briefing papers and information packs, related to program financials and specific programs
  • In-depth understanding of business and financial metrics, business plans 
  • Demonstrated experience in management accounting activities including budget management 

Applications Close on 20th December 2017 [11.59pm]

Appointment to this position is subject to a Criminal Records Check


For more information about the role, please refer to the Role Description

How to apply:
The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the position.

To express your interest for this exciting opportunity, please submit your application online via the "I work for NSW" website at Applications can only be submitted electronically online via the Jobs NSW website. Please upload all documentation in Word or PDF format.

For the initial application process you should include a
1. Cover letter (maximum one page) and
2. An up to date resume clearly detailing your skills, experience and achievements as relevant to the position that are outlined within the Capability Framework which can be located within the role description.
3. You no longer need to respond to selection criteria.
For further information, please contact Yvonne Hughes via email on

For any Technical Assistance
For any questions related to technical difficulties associated with lodging an expression of interest, please contact the support line on 1800 562 679 or email: between 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.