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Job Ref:  028069
Employer:  Department of Education (WA)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Perth WA, Australia (Show on map)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE546113

This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP

The Financial Planning and Resourcing Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committedSenior Financial Analyst in the Budget Management and Analysis branch. The branch is responsible for the management of the Department’s budget at a corporate level, management reporting, cash management, central and regional office budget management and advice as well as Full Time Equivalent (FTE) reporting and assisting with capital works budget reporting.

The Senior Financial Analyst will develop and maintain detailed Departmental budget allocations, budget reviews and management reporting. The successful applicant will monitor trends in expenditure and actual against budget, including investigating and explaining variances and anomalies as part of the operational and executive level monthly reporting cycle.

To be successful in this role you will have considerable experience in financial analysis and interpretation, and financial modelling including an advanced knowledge in managing spreadsheets.  This role will be assisting in the costing and modelling the salaries and FTE for the Department, financial management and one line budgeting reforms.

The Senior Financial Analyst will facilitate accurate and timely statutory reporting requirements, as well as ongoing enhancement of the Human Resource Minimum Obligatory Information Requirement to the Public Sector Commission. The successful applicant will provide analysis and reports to supplement Parliamentary questions, answers to Cabinet, media and ad hoc enquiries.

The successful applicant will research and develop system and data integrity improvements that involve identifying system-wide trends or issues to enable accurate data extraction and analysis, as well as development and enhancement of an integrated corporate performance reporting tool (finance, human resources, and student/schools data). Training and support to team members and cost centre and program managers on budget management issues will also be provided.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  1. Skills and substantial experience in budget management and financial reporting, including complex accounting systems and use of reporting and analysis tools to interrogate and analyse large volumes of data.
  2. Substantial knowledge of government policy and current direction as it relates to financial management and reporting.
  3. Highly developed planning and organisational skills with the ability to co-ordinate and deliver financial management services.
  4. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with high level consultation and negotiation and to work co-operatively with others at all levels and in a team environment.
  5. High level conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex problems.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Elvin Goh, Principal Financial Analyst, by telephoning (08) 9264 4518 or

Application Instructions

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch of no more than four (4) pages.
  • A resume outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 23 August 2018



ATTACHMENTS: published jdf - 00028069 - sen~nd analysis - ps l6 - nov 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: East Perth
CLOSING DATE: 2018-08-23 4:30 PM 

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