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Asst Manager, Budgets & Reporting – NMA

Closing date:   April 10, 2023
Institution:   National Museum of Australia
Salary:   Executive Level 1
Employment status:   Ongoing Full-time
Location :   Acton ACT
Contact name:   Not supplied yet.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

The National Museum of Australia has an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to join the Finance business unit as Assistant Manager, Budgets and Reporting. 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 Chief Finance Officer, 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:

  • managing the annual internal budget cycle, including development of operational and capital budgets and reforecasts, at a whole-of-Museum, cost-centre and project level, in collaboration with the Museum’s Executive and budget holders
  • managing the annual external budget cycle, including ongoing Commonwealth government reporting requirements, preparation of the Portfolio Budget Statement, preparing funding requests and other submissions
  • overseeing internal and external financial performance reporting, including to the Museum’s Council, Audit Committee and Executive, business unit and project budget managers, the portfolio department, central agencies and other government stakeholders
  • acting as a trusted business partner across the Museum, including developing, analysing and reporting detailed and complex financial information in operational, performance and funding contexts to financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • assisting with financial operations including month- and year-end close processes, systems administration, policies, processes and systems improvement, and other ad hoc financial management requirements
  • building team culture, capacity and capability, while demonstrating an awareness and personal commitment to the APS values and Code of Conduct.


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.


Applicants must provide a 2-page submission responding to the selection criteria, and a current CV including contact details of two referees in their application.

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.

For more information or to apply visit: APSJobs.



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