About this Exciting Opportunity

You will be joining an already established multi-disciplinary Finance team who provide a holistic range of financial support, advice and products to AIMS staff. You will take on a key business partnering role to this team, providing strategic financial advisory and analysis developing financial models and financial analysis to support AIMS Management.

Working closely with the Finance Manager on Council budget and forecasting, you will take a lead role in identifying any trends or risk areas and support the strategic goals of AIMS to drive improvements on business plans. You’ll lead the coordination of budget and forecasting processes, carry out scenario modelling to analyse and validate business strategies and plans, and develop financial models that support a portfolio of complex strategic projects.

As a senior, you’ll provide oversight to a small team of project accountants to support the development of comprehensive budgets and forecasts ensuring Government objectives and statutory requirements are met. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 salary ($109,976 to $120,564 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld). Commuter car arrangements to site

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future.

About you

An experienced analyst, you will have highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills that demonstrate using financial business models to find solutions. CPA/CA qualified or post graduate tertiary studies in Business, Finance or a relevant discipline, you will also be well versed in:

  • Influencing and engaging with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation, especially executive levels • Leading a small high performing team, fostering a culture of thinking creatively and working collaboratively to solve business challenges
  • Information gathering, actively listening, interpreting and clarifying information to ensure executive level presentations made on strategic goals and forecasts are accurate
  • Budget setting and management reporting processes, and you’ll have a strong mind for business performance improvements

Next Step:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Jason Davidson, Finance Manager at JJ.Davidson@aims.gov.au

Applications close: SUNDAY, 10 JULY 2022 (midnight, AEST).

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