Finance Officer | Geelong

Finance Officer

Application Close Date: 25-Sep-2018
Position Type:
Ongoing - full time
$50,828 - $65,272
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About us

The Barwon South West Region (BSWR) provides justice services from Justice Service Centres in Geelong and Warrnambool, and through reporting centres in Colac, Hamilton and Portland. The region has a prison precinct that currently includes three prisons, the maximum security HM Prison Barwon and medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre (MCC) and Karreenga.

About the role

As the Finance Officer, you will provide a range of financial and procurement transactional services to the Barwon South West Region.

In the role, you will:

  • provide high quality financial and procurement services, in accordance with the Financial Management Act 1994
  • perform accounts functions, including payables, receivables, reconciliation, data entry, reporting, as well as overseeing the administration of prisoner private monies
  • be responsible for ordering and processing of prisoner special spends
  • collect statistical information, analyse, prepare reports, obtain quotes and prepare estimates for works and services
  • assist in operating the prisoners' shop and updating prisoner records on SPEND and ARUNTA systems as required
  • liaise with internal and external staff and stakeholders regarding prison and prisoner finance matters.

This position will require direct prisoner contact and may involve occasional weekend and public holiday work, remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Determination.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • well-developed computer literacy
  • sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations
  • demonstrated experience with Oracle or similar finance related system
  • demonstrated experience with prison financial processes
  • an understanding of store and warehousing operations including associated stock management, delivery / service requirements and OHS practices.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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