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General Manager Financial Accounting and Procurement

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: East Perth

Job Type: Full time


Permanent Appointment

Ready to steer financial excellence? Join us as General Manager of Financial Accounting and Procurement, where you'll lead with strategic vision, and champion customer-centric solutions.

About the role

As the General Manager of Financial Accounting and Procurement, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and providing leadership for the Financial Accounting and Procurement Branch within the Finance Directorate. Your responsibilities will encompass offering expert strategic and technical guidance across various related areas while prioritising a customer-centric approach in the evaluation and enhancement of financial management policies, procedures, and systems. In addition, you will be instrumental in driving operational efficiencies and ensuring compliance with statutory, legislative, and policy obligations, as well as meeting audit requirements on behalf of the department.

Your success in this position will hinge on your extensive expertise in overseeing a wide spectrum of financial services. Equally crucial will be your demonstrated proficiency in team management, underscored by your ability to cultivate and sustain robust professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

About us

The Department supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry, energy and resources sector. We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make us a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.

Where will you work?

This position is located in East Perth, accessible by public transport and reasonably priced City of Perth parking options nearby.

Need further information?

To learn more about the role, please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached. If you have any questions about the role itself to help tailor your application, please contact Jeremy Kwong, Director Finance on (08) 9222 3060.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page and complete the online application form.

In your application, please provide a detailed resume outlining your work history, education and professional development and covering letter of no more than two (2) pages, addressing the following points:

  • High level of practical and technical experience in managing a broad range of Finance services in a medium to large agency and ensuring compliance with the Financial Management Act 2006, Accounting Standards and other relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a team to meet performance objectives including demonstrated success in building and maintaining a high level of professional standards in an environment that requires automated and innovative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders together with strong negotiation and consultation skills.

Please note that a tertiary qualification in finance, commerce, business or equivalent and membership of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the National Institute of Accountants or an appropriate recognised overseas accounting body, will also be required for this role.

We encourage you to carefully consider these points and tailor your covering letter to address them effectively. This will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your qualifications, skills, and suitability for the position.

Need some help with how to apply?

If you need assistance with the application process, please refer to the below videos covering various aspects, including public sector recruitment, resume writing, cover letters, and polishing your application.

We have also attached an Applicant Information Pack for your reference. If you have any questions about employment conditions or the application process, please contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees, creating a supportive, diverse, and innovative work environment, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including purchase leave, deferred leave and long service leave after 7 years.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to candidates with disabilities during our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

While this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) within the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Friday, 29 September 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time; applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to join our team.