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Job Title : Senior Budget Officer


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Finance and Commercial Services

Financial Planning and Resourcing

Senior Budget Officer


Level 6, $102,966 - $113,590 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE686983

This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP

The Finance and Commercial Services Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Senior Budget Officer in the Financial Planning and Resourcing branch.

The Senior Budget Officer will have significant experience in management and financial accounting, including modelling and analysis and preparing and reviewing financial performance reports. The successful candidate will maintain current knowledge and understanding of Financial Management Act 2006, Treasurer's Instructions and Australian Accounting Standards and demonstrate highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills. The successful candidate will provide advice and support to clients on issues related to funding arrangements and will prepare briefing papers, correspondence, confidential reports and Parliamentary and Ministerial responses.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  1. Substantial knowledge of Australian accounting standards and concepts, the Financial Management Act 2006, Regulations and Treasurer's Instructions and considerable experience in accounting and budget management.
  2. Highly developed conceptual, analytical and research skills, including the ability to provide solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
  3. Highly developed skills and organisational skills, including a proven ability to lead individuals through continuous change and deliver a financial management service.
  4. Highly developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including consultation and collaboration to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and substantial experience in the preparation of detailed financial reports and briefing notes.
  5. Extensive experience in the development of financial models and use of financial management information systems and budget tools to deliver a financial management service

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Kerry Spencer, Financial Planning and Resourcing by telephoning (08) 9264 4164 or emailing kerry.spencer@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select "Apply for Job", at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • hold relevant tertiary qualification in business, commerce, finance or related field or equivalent substantial experience
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
  • complete the Department's training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 18 June 2021



ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - 00039393 - senior budget officer - financial planning and resourcing - ps l6 - feb 2021.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Full Time

FTE: 1.0

LOCATION: East Perth

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-18 4:30 PM