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The Museum has an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to join the Finance Business Unit as Assistant Manager, Finance Operations. The role will support and drive the Museum’s financial strategy, management and operations, and deliver comprehensive financial advice and support across the Museum.

The Finance Team has responsibility for delivery and oversight of end-to-end financial management at the Museum. The incumbent will work closely with the CFO, the Finance Team and Business Unit managers and staff, to support and improve financial outcomes, practices and business performance. This will be achieved within the context of the Museum’s broader financial and strategic objectives, and the Australian Government’s budget and funding settings.

The key duties of the position include:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in financial management and operational roles, including the ability to manage organisation wide financial planning, delivery, reporting and administration activities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • overseeing financial operations including month and year end close, accounts payable and receivable and other administrative functions (e.g. travel, credit cards);
  • developing, analysing and reporting detailed and complex financial information, including budgets, forecasts and results, in operational, performance and funding contexts;
  • preparing annual financial statements and other statutory reports, including managing external audits;
  • developing, implementing and reviewing policies, processes and systems to improve performance and meet regulatory and compliance obligations;
  • building team culture, capacity and capability.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
•    be an Australian citizen
•    undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check
•    obtain and maintain a valid Security Clearance at Baseline level

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The National Museum of Australia is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

The National Museum of Australia is committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for these principles in theory and practice.

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