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Head Of Financial Accounting - El2 - Nga

HorizonOne Recruitment - Canberra, ACT

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

The National Gallery of Australia (the National Gallery/Gallery) is one of Australia’s leading visual arts institutions. The National Gallery is based in Canberra and is a vital part of the Australian cultural landscape. Their Purpose is to collect, preserve, promote and share the national collection of art. The Vision of the National Gallery is to inspire creativity, inclusivity, engagement and learning through artists and art. Their Mission is to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in our lives. The Gallery’s values include excellence, creativity, courage, respect and accountability.

THE OPPORTUNITY

This permanent role is offered as an ongoing opportunity at EL2 level. This position with the Gallery offers the opportunity to work across a diverse range of stakeholders with leadership of a medium sized team of five (5) high performing reports. This team and the wider Gallery are known to enjoy a positive and vibrant workplace culture. In finance circles, the Gallery is known for its interesting subject matter (including varied commercial aspects) and as a place where staff are genuinely proud to work.

You will report directly to a top flight and outstanding SES Band 1 CFO who will invest in your continued career development. If you are looking for 1:1 career mentorship, this is a fabulous opportunity as this CFO has helped coach numerous past direct reports be promoted from EL2 level into SES Band 1 and 2 roles across the Commonwealth.

THE ROLE

This role covers elements of:
Annual financial statements and monthly financial reporting
Position papers and policies on financial accounting matters
CBMS / Department of Finance liaison
Asset accounting (~$6B in assets)
Financial governance/controls/policies
Management of the accounts processing team including AP/AR/credit cards
Oversight of the FMIS (TechnologyOne)
Taxation compliance

The Gallery expects their EL2 cohort to contribute to senior executive strategy, develop and implement innovative solutions, and lead change management including fostering a culture of continuous improvement. For example, you will be involved in the evolution of the FMIS and highly involved in an upcoming financial systems improvement project to help automate payments.

YOUR BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

You are a professionally qualified CA/CPA accountant with a strong technical background who has progressed into management roles. From there you are a proven leader - either a highly experienced EL1 (who has acted for periods at EL2 level) and ready for the next step OR a current EL2/super EL2 (or equivalent if coming from the commercial sector). You will have strong stakeholder engagement capabilities, well-developed analytical skills and are a financial statements expert in medium to large, regulated organisations.

SALARY / RATE

Strong EL2 salary negotiable with experience

Only Australian Citizens will be considered for this role as a Negative Vetting 1 AGSVA clearance will be required once in the role.

A secondment or salary match/transfer of entitlements will be available for the successful candidate if an existing APS employee.

HOW TO APPLY

For a confidential discussion, or to receive a copy of the candidate information pack, please contact Alan Larby, Senior Consultant | HorizonOne Recruitment on 02 6108 4878 or quoting ref no. 13342
SPECIALIST CONSULTANT
Alan Larby

Connect with Alan on 02 6108 4878, via email
CANBERRA
ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
PERMANENT
ANALYSIS
AUDIT