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Management Accountant AEE1 (EL1 equivalent)
Business & Corporate Services
Ongoing - Permanent
$117,917 - $131,763 (including service allowance)
The Opportunity
Are you seeking a career within an intelligence agency where you can contribute and make a difference to security of Australia? 
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Management Accountant (APS EL1 equivalent). The successful candidate will manage a team of professionals responsible for finance, administration and business and corporate support. 
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) provides advice to the Australian Government to protect Australia, its people and its interests in today's complex and changing world. To be successful in this mission, we need talented people who are highly capable, dedicated, adaptable and resilient. Our people are our most important assets, they are ordinary Australians who do extraordinary things – the only difference is, we don't tell you where we work or what we do.

Role Responsibilities
As the Management Accountant, your duties include:
Managing and mentoring a team of finance professionals;
Coordinating and maintaining the Organisation's external budget, preparation of external budget documentation including, Portfolio Budget Statements and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements;
Coordinating costings and advice for New Policy Proposals (NPP's) including, liaising with external agencies and stakeholders on NPP's; and 
Fostering a collaborative and supportive culture of teamwork within the Branch, Division and across the whole of ASIO.

Key attributes
We invite applications from people with the following attributes:
A good understanding of and prior experience in the Commonwealth budgeting processes;
Strong Microsoft Office experience, specifically; Excel spreadsheet manipulation for budget management, costing, data analysis and reporting;
Experience in managing and coaching staff;
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including a strong attention to detail;
Strong interpersonal and liaison skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and 
Highly effective and flexible work prioritisation skills, including the ability to maintain a forward work program and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks.

Relevant tertiary and /or professional qualifications (CA, CPA) essential.

To be eligible for the role, you must be: 
An Australian citizen; and
Assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance.
ASIO is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where all staff are valued and respected. We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Please advise us if you require any additional assistance in order to fully participate in the recruitment process or the workplace.

This position is Canberra based. 

Employment conditions
Employment is under the ASIO Act 1979. Conditions of service are similar to those applying in the Australian Public Service. We recognise entitlements accrued under the Public Service Act 1999 and provide for continuation of superannuation under the Commonwealth schemes. Salary packaging arrangements are also available.

ASIO provides a number of benefits to its staff including:
A competitive salary, including a 7.5 per cent allowance for maintaining a Positive Vetting security clearance; 
Employer superannuation contributions of 15.4 per cent;
A variety of leave options, including four weeks annual leave;
Flexible working hours/arrangements to assist you to maintain your work-life balance. We adopt an “if not, why not” approach to working flexibly; (Please note: due to our unique working environment, work from home options may not be available)  
Six staff-led diversity and inclusion networks;
Study assistance, including financial support and study leave for tertiary education; and
Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Closing date and time
Monday 1 March 2021, 11:59pm AEST.

How to apply
Click on ‘Apply Online' to commence your application. Your application must be complete and include the following:
A statement of claims, of no more than 800 words against the selection criteria, using examples to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the requirements; and 
An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length.
All employment decisions and selection processes within ASIO are based on merit principles and candidates must be prepared to undergo various selection stages. 
ASIO holds all employment applications in the strictest of confidence. It is essential that you do the same. Please do not discuss your application with others as doing so may adversely affect your potential employment.

Selection Criteria
With reference to ASIO's People Capability Framework (available on the ASIO Careers page) and with consideration to the position description, demonstrate what you bring to the position in relation to the criteria below:
Strategic Thinking;
Achieving Results; 
Productive Working Relationships; 
Personal Drive and Integrity; 
Communication with Influence; and
Demonstrated skills and experience.

If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact ASIO Recruitment at or phone (02) 6257 4916. 
ASIO thanks all applicants for their interest in applying. In accordance with ASIO policy, unsuccessful candidates will be notified but will not be provided with feedback on any aspect of the selection process.

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