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The Museum has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join the Finance Team as a Senior Finance Officer, assisting with the management and delivery of the Museum’s financial operations.

The Finance Team has responsibility for the delivery and oversight of end-to-end financial management at the Museum. The incumbent will work closely with the Finance Team and Business Units across the Museum, to support and improve financial operations, practices, and service delivery.

The key duties of the position include:

The successful candidate will have experience in financial management and operational roles, with exposure to organisation-wide financial planning, service delivery, reporting and administration activities. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • managing the accounts payable and receivable team, and overseeing the delivery of accounts payable and receivable and related functions;
  • processing, preparing and reviewing non-complex and transactional journals and reconciliations, including undertaking financial data interrogation and analysis;
  • managing and delivering other operational finance functions, including cash management, travel and allowance payments, and credit card acquittals;
  • assisting other finance staff as required in delivering key financial operations including month and year-end close processes and taxation obligations (GST, FBT etc.);
  • developing and implementing operational finance policies and procedures, including suggesting opportunities for process improvement and simplification;
  • 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

Tertiary qualifications in accounting, finance or business-related disciplines, and professional accounting qualifications (or progress towards) are highly regarded.

Experience with Technology One or other similar Financial Management Information Systems is highly regarded.


Applicants must provide a 1-2 page submission responding to the selection criteria, 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.