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Finance Officer (Districts)

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Job Ref:  VG/1329869
Employer:  Country Fire Authority (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East • Fixed Term Full Time (6 Months) • $76,690 pa (plus 9.5% super)

The primary purpose of the role is to contribute to the effective financial management of the CFA through operational excellence in the delivery of transactional financial services across CFA Districts including but not limited to:

  • effective, consistent and accurate advice and recording of financial transactions
  • assisting the Assistant Chief Officer of the Region in maintaining a high standard of financial governance and compliance with CFA financial policy
  • Advise the Districts and Regions on matters relating to financial transactions and financial policy/governance
  • Monitor the compliance of Districts and Regions on financial policy

This role will initially be providing support to North East Region, North West Region and other state-wide priorities as part of the state based service delivery framework. During this 6 month appointment, this position will be responsible to review, develop, implement and monitor consistent debtor management practices state wide across the CFA Districts and Regions.

You must also have the following to be considered for the role:

  • Proven experience undertaking a similar role in a large and complex organisation.
  • Strong inter-personal, communication and relationship-building skills with the ability to successfully consult, influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Proven experience undertaking effective debtor management practices.
  • Ability to work accurately in high pressure situations and under tight timeframes with the ability to quickly identify and resolve issues.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, prioritise workload and be responsive to customer needs.
  • High level of understanding of financial systems and processes.
  • Ability to engage external stakeholders and utilise strong business acumen to successfully resolve issues.
  • Ability to meet deadlines for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting purposes.

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.


CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

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