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Budget Manager

Australian Government Department of Defence - Salisbury, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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The Role

You will lead a newly established team with the remit to implement best practice budget management in support of sustaining world class Aerospace Surveillance and Response capabilities: the P-8A Poseidon and MQ4 Triton aircraft systems. You will be responsible for all outcomes associated with budget planning and development along with the in-year budget management and forecast development required to sustain and operate these aircraft systems. You will also lead activities to develop appropriate cost models that will enhance budget planning and decisions, and aid in managing the portfolio’s risk. The role requires a strategic mindset to provide agile budget analysis and advice throughout the financial year and for the development of the 10 year Defence Management Financial Plan (DMFP).

Effective stakeholder engagement is a critical success factor for this role. Pivotal relationships include the United States Navy (with whom the Australian Government has an enduring financial relationship for the provision of sustainment services) and our Air Force partner who operate the aircraft.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of the budget that supports various SRSPO Portfolio’s including the P-8 Poseidon and MQ4 Triton aircraft systems.
  • Management of the financial arrangements that exist between the Commonwealth of Australia-Department of Defence, Unites States Navy and in country Through Life Support Platform Steward.
  • Provide leadership and advice to other personnel performing related activities and influence financial strategies that meet the organisation’s business plan and governance framework.
  • Accountable for all outcomes associated with planning, development, processing, presenting and approval of the DMFP and Sustainment Assessment Review (SAR) processes on an annual basis, including Mid Year budget reviews.
  • Proactively manage key relationships to facilitate effective financial management outcomes.
  • Ensure the development of effective Cost Models that provide accurate financial data, allowing for effective In Year budget management and analysis of financial trends.
  • Accountable for the development and delivery of monthly financial submissions for senior Commonwealth delegates outlining year to date expenditure and financial strategies for effective budget management.

About our Team
The Surveillance and Response Systems Program Office (SRSPO) ensures the availability and performance of highly complex surveillance and response airborne and related systems for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This includes the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft system and the P-3C (Electronic Warfare) aircraft capability. SRSPO also acquires and supports common Aeronautical Life Support Equipment (ALSE) that is used on all air vehicles operated by the RAAF, Navy and Army. In the near future we will support a new remotely piloted, high altitude, long endurance aircraft system, the MQ4 Triton. At SRSPO we are passionate about working with our stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that necessary acquisition, sustainment and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in order to support the warfighter and achieve the Department of Defence’s strategic and operational objectives.

SRSPO offers an interesting and supportive work environment, a range of wellbeing activities and flexible work arrangements including the ability to work from home.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is very experienced in budget management of high value, complex assets with significant supply and maintenance requirements. Additionally, you will have a record of achievements that reflects a high level of financial acumen with a strong emphasis on achieving organisational outcomes.

You will also possess excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. You will conduct professional relationships based on trust, collaboration, integrity and accountability.

As a leader, you will have experience in building capability in the team and identifying and leading continuous improvement.

Application Closing date: Thursday the 8th of April 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, Reference CASG/01211/21 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers

Salisbury, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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