Vacancy Details

Position title: Finance Officer

Section: Finance

Classification: APS5

Immediate supervisor: Assistant Manager, Financial Operations

Status: Ongoing/non-ongoing, Full-time

Location: Canberra, ACT

Application close date: 11.30pm (AEST) on Friday, 7 October 2022

Position contact: Rohan Haslam, Chief Finance Officer on or 02 6208 5053

The job opportunity

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

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 Finance team and business units across the Museum, to support and improve financial operations, practices and service delivery.

What will the successful candidate bring to the role?

The successful candidate will have experience in financial operations administration and processing, and a proven track record of delivering business services professionally and efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to:

performing and supervising day-to-day financial operations including accounts payable and receivable and other administrative functions (e.g. travel, credit cards)

processing and reconciling daily transactional data, including bank reconciliation, external sales and related system processing and uploads, and non-complex month end tasks, including reconciliations, reallocation journals and other data integrity and review procedures

responding to financial and other requests from across the Museum, elating to areas including finance policies and procedures, accounts management and transaction processing

implementing 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

experience with TechnologyOne or other similar financial management information systems is highly regarded

Selection criteria

Applicants must respond to each of the following selection criteria (maximum of 2 pages in total), provide a current CV and include contact details for 2 referees in their application.

1. Performing and supervising day-to-day financial operations including accounts payable and receivable and related administrative functions (e.g., credit cards, travel).

2. Ensuring data integrity and accuracy through attention to detail, adherence to policies and procedures, and performing reconciliations and reviews.

3. Managing competing priorities and workload requirements to meet the objectives of the Finance team and the broader business.

4. Communicating and collaborating, including the ability to deliver services to a range of business stakeholders and contribute constructively and positively in a small team environment.

5. Demonstrating awareness and a personal commitment to the APS Values and Code of Conduct.

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 Museum 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.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must: 

be an Australian citizen

undergo pre-employment checks, including a police records check

be able to obtain and maintain a valid security clearance at Baseline level