Australia's natural and cultural heritage is unique. Our land and seascapes are distinctive, home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, and to some of the oldest living cultures on earth. These environments and cultures are an essential part of our national identity, and visitors travel from across the country and the world to experience them. The Director of National Parks (the Director) is responsible for six national parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Parks Australia is the federal park agency that supports the Director, and they are a division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department). We work to showcase these natural and cultural wonders to the world, demonstrating to all why these places are so special, and inspiring communities to become more invested in their care and future.
This branch also looks after Parks Australia's corporate services from the office in Canberra including, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Customer Experience and Destination Planning.
The Parks Finance section is responsible to the Director of National Parks for the functions including: treasury; taxation; financial accounting including financial statements and monthly government reporting; internal budgeting, asset management and financial reporting; and divisional finance support.
The key duties of the position include The Job • Delivering the Director of National Parks Financial Statements (in accordance with the annual and monthly schedule). • Preparing the department for upcoming changes to AASB standards (as relevant). • Managing the financial statements as an annual project and acting as the point of contact for financial statements deliverable. • Updating and communicating accounting position papers to reflect accounting treatment of business activities. • Coordination, analysis and advice on financial accounting, financial performance and taxation (GST and FBT) matters in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and legislative requirements (PGPA Act). • Coordination and advice on financial activities to ensure compliance with all legislative and statutory requirements including the management of the Agency's financial delegations and Certificate of Compliance process. • Coordination, review and advice on asset accounting in line with the Agency's capitalisation policy, strategic asset management framework and Australian Accounting standards. This includes managing the annual asset stock take and asset revaluation process.