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Financial Operations Team Leader – AWM

Closing date:   April 5, 2020
Institution:   Australian War Memorial
Salary:   $69,459 to $74,392
Employment status:   Full-time ongoing
Location :   Campbell - ACT
Contact name:   Rochelle Janssen, 02 6243 4287
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

The Financial Operations team is a part of the Finance Section within the Australian War Memorial, led by the Chief Finance Officer. The Section delivers financial reporting and analysis, management accounting and procurement services. This role will report directly to the Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis (MFRAT) and will supervise four Finance Officers. Under limited direction, the main focus of this role is the delivery of day to day activities to ensure accurate, high quality financial services that meet internal and external deadlines.

The key duties of the position include:

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision of four staff and coordination for all day to day activities relating to the Financial Operations team (accounts payable and receivable, travel and treasury services including credit card administration).

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • running of daily and end of month system processes, including payment runs;
  • administration of travel process;
  • administer the Financial Operations systems  (QBT interface and SharePoint lists);
  • monitoring and reporting on the commercial catering contract; and
  • provision of quality assurance for transactional level data in the financial system (including vendor and customer master data) in accordance with current policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate team resourcing to ensure workloads are effectively managed and financial processing and services are delivered accurately and to required timeframes.
  • Under guidance from the MFRAT, develop and maintain strong internal and external business relationships to proactively identify, mitigate and resolve queries in a professional and timely manner.
  • Coordination and delivery of training assistance to internal stakeholders on financial operational procedures, including purchasing, credit cards, travel and revenue generation.
  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of continuous business process improvements within Financial Operations to ensure compliance with legislation, policies and procedures.


Selection Criteria

  1. Prior experience in a financial operations or shared services transactional (accounts payable/receivable) environment is essential. Experience using Technology One financial system will be highly regarded.
  2. Demonstrated attention to detail, with the ability to process and maintain records with a high degree of accuracy.
  3. Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work effectively to supervise a team to achieve outcomes in a timely and efficient manner and results through use of initiative and sound personal judgement.
  4. A demonstrated track record of developing and maintaining effective and productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential.
  5. Well-developed written and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders and provide training where appropriate.
  6. Demonstrated ability to enhance and mentor team capabilities, manage team output and project coordination aligned with sectional and corporate priorities (staff development and work health and safety).

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