Finance Officer

January 3, 2023

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Job Description

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Job description

Agency NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services Work unit Finance Branch

Job title Finance Officer Designation Administrative Officer 3

Job type Full time Duration Fixed for 12 months

Salary $62,773 – $67,746 Location Darwin

Position number 18084 RTF 258400 Closing 03/01/2023

Contact officer Lily Hernandez, Senior Accountant on 08 8985 8827

About the agency

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Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – inclusion and diversity and Special Measures recruitment plans

The NTPS values diversity. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to apply for vacancies and accommodates

people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for the recruitment

process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the

merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures recruitment plan eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration

for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures plans, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Under the direction of the Accounting Officer be responsible for the efficient and timely management of the accounts

payable function including payment by Corporate Credit Card and the Electronic Invoice Management System (EIMS).

Context statement

The role is a key member of a small multi-skilled team providing finance to members. The role has regular member contact

requiring well developed communication and interpersonal skills. The role is a contact point for the accounts payable and

credit card queries.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Check and verify that correct General Ledger codes have been applied to Accounts Payable invoices, including credit

card payments ensuring that correct cost centre charging is applied.

2. Assess and ensure the correct appropriate financial governance has been followed for all Accounts Payable invoices and

Credit Card payments, including internal requisitions, payment approvals, verification, GST and Tax Code compliance

and ensuring the agency complies with Australian Tax Office requirements.

3. Ensure the correct financial delegations have been applied to invoices.

4. Utilise EIMS and Expense8 to process accounts payable and credit card transactions.

5. Liaise with Departmental staff, suppliers and Accounts Payable staff in DCDD to ensure a smooth transition of

compliance paperwork and to follow up less complex queries.

6. Answer queries and give advice on procedural matters.

Selection criteria


1. High standard of communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and develop professional relationships

with internal and external stakeholders.

2. An understanding of the need to maintain integrity and confidentiality in relation to sensitive and personal information.

3. Strong computing skills with a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and reporting tools for financial

documentation, extraction of data, analysis of data and the production of relevant reports.

4. Demonstrated ability to work accurately with a high level of attention to detail, to set priorities and plan workflow in

order to meet deadlines.

5. Strong reconciliation skills, and experience in preparing journals.

6. Familiarity with EIMS / Expense8 system or similar.


1. Experience in an accounting environment.

Further information

The successful applicant must consent to a check by Police of criminal records and intelligence data to confirm they have no

significant criminal history record.