Adviser, Taxation Policy, Superannuation and Financial Sector

Australia (AU)
01 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description:

  • Location: Barton, ACT
  • Application Closing Date: 09-Mar-2018

The Opportunity

Economic Division provides advice and support to the Prime Minister and portfolio Ministers on the Australian and international economies and reforms to enhance our nation’s prosperity.

We advise on a broad range of topics including productivity, tax policy, the financial system, industrial relations and fiscal policy. We lead the department’s policy advising role on G20, the world’s leading economic forum, and on state and Commonwealth relations through the Council of Australian Governments.

The Taxation, Financial Sector and Employment Branch (TFSE) is seeking a talented and energetic APS6 or EL1 to join the Tax Policy, Superannuation and Financial Sector team. The Taxation Policy, Superannuation and Financial Sector team works closely with other agencies, particularly Treasury and Finance to provide policy advice and analysis for the Prime Minister, portfolio Ministers and senior executives within the Department on policy issues.

We work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the Prime Minister and Cabinet receive the best possible advice. We will encourage you to take on a leadership role within the branch, helping to support and motivate others in the team, engaging with the Executive, representing the Department at meetings and working independently with internal and external stakeholders.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will have a proven record of delivering tax and/or superannuation policy advice and analysis. They will be a critical thinker, able to contribute their own ideas, and able to apply strong conceptual and analytical skills to a wide range of policy issues. We work in a dynamic and fast paced environment, so we are looking for a person who can work under pressure and balance a number of competing priorities.

The successful applicant will be expected to exercise initiative and judgement, possess good decision-making skills, and be motivated to deliver results. The successful applicant will also have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work through sensitive issues within PM&C, Finance and Treasury, and maintain productive working relationships. Applicants with flexible work arrangements are encouraged to apply.

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