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Job: Cash Management Officer (Finance Officer)


Location: Embassy of Australia, Washington DC

Level: LE4

Position Number: 10024

Status: Full-time

Agency/Branch/Work Unit: DFAT/CMCB/Finance

Salary: $53,380 per annum

Security Assessment: Nil


Contact Officer: Specific questions related to the position can be directed to Jason Wolfers-Lawrence at Jason.wolfers-lawrence@dfat.gov.au

Information about Locally-Engaged positions and Embassy recruitment procedures can be located on our website: https://usa.embassy.gov.au/terms-and-conditions-employment

Email additional questions to: Recruitment.Washington@dfat.gov.au.


The closing date for receipt of applications for this position is Close of Business on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have not been requested to attend an interview within four weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.


For details on how to apply, please see our website: https://usa.embassy.gov.au/how-apply


Please note taxation is a personal responsibility for all Locally Engaged Staff and individuals should confirm their taxation obligations before considering an offer of employment with the Embassy.


The position is located in the Finance Section of the Washington hub which is responsible for providing a wide range of Financial Resources programs and client service functions to a large and diverse client base within the region. Under the general direction of the Audit and Compliance Officer, the Cash Management Officer is responsible for management of financial resources (cash management.) in the region ensuring compliance with Financial Management Regulations, as well as region and post specific guidelines in line with relevant policy, practice and legislation. 


The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertake cash management and cash forecast requirements for multiple bank accounts and currencies as required;
  • Monitor activity and complete reconciliations for all operating bank accounts in the region or act as primary liaison for bank processes with Canberra as is relevant;

  • Manage all functions of the regional corporate credit card program through Bank of America or coordinate access to and compliance with corporate credit card program through ANZ Bank-Australia if and when this transition is mandated;

  • Process SAP correction journals and transfers as relevant to regional activity;

  • Upload input of the Australia-Based officers payroll and collective payment documents in SAP for the region;

  • Manage the monthly billing of routine office expenses and process payments received and input to SAP;

  • Coordinate initial data-gathering and review of same for the End of Month (EOM) monthly financial closing of accounts for the region;

  • Coordinate the production of SAP expense reports to budget coordinators;

  • Coordinate follow-up on queries relating to monthly expenditure reports;

  • Provide support as required for the Hub Finance Section.


Candidates must address all selection criteria for applications to be considered.


  1. Knowledge of contemporary accounting principles and practices and/or recent experience in financial management.
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide effective client service within established instructions and guidelines.
  3. Demonstrated ability to meet required performance expectations with limited supervision and without compromising accuracy and detail.
  4. Record keeping and data management skills, including demonstrated ability to monitor and analyse information to solve problems and answer queries from clients and management.
  5. Proficiency in using computerized information management and office systems.
  6. Ability to contribute effectively as a member of a small team acting as a hub for multiple spoke posts, including proven initiative, cooperation, flexibility and reliability.
  7. Effective oral and written communication ability and liaison skills.
  8. Experience in SAP.


  9.  Foreign language skills in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French is desirable.