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Finance Officer

Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner

12 month contract

The Finance Officer role will be managed independently, reporting directly to the Director Commercial Team. The Finance Officer will work closely with the Defence Finance Group (DFG) and Program Finance Manager to assist with governance for budgets across Programs – assisting in developing budget bids and journaling funds when required, as well as tracking and reporting on planned, committed and actual spend.


Daily rate negotiable

Contract Extensions

2 x 12 month extension options

Security Requirements

Minimum Baseline security clearance at the commencement of the contract but a Negative Vetting – Level 1 is preferred to provide support to certain aspects of the program.


Job Overview

Find out what you'll be doing

Service Benefits

Competitive salary packages

Job satisfaction

Work-life balance

Training & development

The Role

The role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain Financial Tracking & Performance against contractual commitments across multiple acquisition and sustainment activities, working with the program finance manager to ensure forecasting and budgets are accurate.

  • End of Month Contract Management Report - Develop end of month Contract Management reports including burn rates, expenditure against commitments, and forecast spend.

  • Participate in monthly vendor performance management meetings.

  • Purchase Order maintenance - Maintain and correct Purchase Order information as required – adjusting stale commitments and phasings.

  • Budget Estimate and Additional Estimate Submissions – Work with the Program Finance Manager and the Group Finance Office (GFO) to develop Budget Estimate and Additional Estimate submissions within required timeframes.

  • Budget, expense and contingency management - Contribute to project re- phasing between financial years and financial year close activities.

  • Develop cost models; working with Commonwealth and other Industry representatives to develop robust cost models for Government and Senior Committee submissions.

  • Assist with procurement, financial and commercial activities across the program as required, comprising both acquisition and sustainment.

Your Background & Experience

The ideal contractor will have demonstrated experience in: 

  • 5+ years performing financial services within a large ICT program or project, with this experience being within a Commonwealth agency/department preferred.

  • Experience tracking and actively managing financial commitments within contracts/purchase orders.

  • Experience developing cost models, and working within a team to develop cost models, for large ICT program or projects

Anthony Mora

Dora Zhang

Lead Partner





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