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Social Services Vacancy N.N. 10759488
Department of Social Services Closing date: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Job Title: Branch Manager, various
Division: Finance Group
Branch: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Tuggeranong - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


The Department of Social Services (the department) is seeking outstanding senior executives to fill the roles of Branch Manager, Financial Services and Branch Manager, Financial Management in the Finance Group.

Branch Manager, Financial Services
The Branch Manager, Financial Services Branch, is responsible for supporting the department to meet its financial accountability responsibilities to Government and the Parliament. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing accounting policies and processes that guide the department’s external financial reporting. This role includes the management of financial statements preparation; monthly financial reporting to the Department of Finance; tax management; treasury and cash management; asset management; procurement and contracts; accounts processing and financial policy development; and associated compliance reporting.

Branch Manager Financial Management
The Branch Manager, Financial Management Branch, works closely with the department’s senior executive and is responsible for developing the department’s finance strategy and implementing associated practices and procedures to effectively manage the departmental and administered financial resources. The role is also responsible for setting and managing the department’s annual administered, departmental and capital internal budget allocations including monthly performance and forecast reporting to the senior executive. The position also has responsibility for delivering financial support across the department through a network of finance managers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
As part of the department’s senior leadership team, these roles require strong leadership skills, the ability to align priorities with the overall strategy of the department while also influencing a culture that will support, enable and manage the financial requirements of the department.
In addition, as Branch Manager you will:
• lead and manage a Branch;
• determine and be accountable for objectives, priorities and task allocation;
• partner with the department’s senior leaders to deliver strategic financial management services; and
• represent the department at high-level discussions and negotiations with key stakeholders and external organisations.

To be a strong contender for these important and challenging roles, you will need to be forward thinking, self-motivated, resilient and adept at building relationships in a complex and fast-paced environment and demonstrate the ability to contribute to, and communicate, the strategic direction of the department. You should possess strong leadership credentials and an ability to engender trust and respect, complemented by exceptional judgement, a strong focus on results, the ability to solve complex issues and build organisational capability and a commitment to help create a proactive and productive workplace culture.

The successful candidates will have the following leadership and personal attributes:
• a strong results orientation, resilience and a positive approach to issues resolution;
• a proactive approach to professional and organisational development with the ability to engender enthusiasm and professionalism in others;
• the ability to direct and manage significant change agendas;
• the ability to operate effectively in dynamic and quickly changing environments;
• well-demonstrated emotional intelligence;
• professional authority, credibility and the ability to inspire confidence;
• keen intelligence, persuasiveness and influencing skills;
• astute judgement and political awareness, and
• the highest ethical standards.

Membership of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia, or ability to obtain, is required.



To be eligible for employment with the department, you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant’s suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process, which includes identity and criminal history checks.

Suitable applicants will also be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance through the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency’s security clearance assessment process, of which Australian citizenship is also an eligibility requirement, as well as a minimum 10 year checkable background.



Before applying, please obtain selection documentation from the Executive Intelligence Group vacancies page - Ref no. 683.

If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200.

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RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Department of Social Services 

The Department of Social Services has its national office in Canberra and employs around 2,500 staff in locations around Australia.

The Department delivers policies and programs that touch on the lives of almost every Australian. We also manage a significant proportion of the Australian Government Budget and we have responsibility for major Government initiatives like the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The diversity of our workforce is very important to us. We welcome and actively encourage applications from people with disability, women, and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Selection documents are available on our website, under the heading 'Careers in DSS'. Hearing or speech impaired applicants may obtain selection documentation via the department's TTY number 1800 260 402.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey, 02 6232 2200
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS37-Thu - 12 Sep 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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