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Challenging, fast paced and solution drive mindset required. Get the job done. Great people to work along side with who whilst are in a high pressure environment understand each other job requirements and rally behind each other to achieve the common goal.
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I worked for two individual senators who directly employed me through the Department of Finance. The two experiences were completely different so that is the actual work experience. The Department provides your salary and employment benefits. It depends on which senator or member of Parliament you work for as to what experience you'll have.
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Amazing people, lot of strategical discussions happened to gain consensus from the bureaucrats. People overall, had been very polite and understanding.
Pros
Flexi hours
Cons
None
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I had numerous opportunities in my time at the Department of Finance. I enjoyed working here very much. Special claims and Act of Grace payments was a very interesting area to work in.

I had the opportunity to manage staff, review briefs and manage personal files.
Pros
Great leadership
Cons
I missed the customer service side of work
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This was an excellent introduction to a professional workplace. I was nurtured as a new employee and provided ample opportunities for development in my role. The level of support at this period of time and at this organisation has been second to none.
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Finance has three 'sub departments', these were their own departments in the past, Office of State Revenue; Government Procurement; and Building, Management and Works.
Pros
opportunities for temporary placement, in different locations, and services
Cons
Some offices are not in the CBD
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I love my profession and enjoy my job in the field of accounting. As being as an Auditor, I enjoy discovering past events as well as new things and meeting new people but some times it involves risk for security purposes. Finding out what had happened in the past in financial maters is my day to day job and like doing it. The hardest part of my work is trying to figure out where it went wrong when the very qualified personnel pretends to unsure of their past actions or their set procedures. I like working in teams for sharing information and learning new things.
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Department of Finance offers a range of positions from State Revenue, Government Procurement, Strategic Projects, Building Management and Works and Corporate Services
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Management was bad. I was bullied at my first job trying to get back into the work force. I was a sole parent. This was a government job
and the boss with other staff rang me at 11pm at night from a night

club. The call woke my 2 small children up and I had to go to work

the next day. For me it was a bad experience and I feel that it was a joke on me. I heard discrimination for the first time in my life. Two bosses were standing next to my desk and I over heard them say, the fat one with all the experience or the blond who couldn't type. Something I have never forgotten. They chose the blond. These people have all moved on to advancement.
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Fun and interesting work. Flexible shifts, comfortable conditions, just a pity it's not full-time. Rate of pay is good and management is friendly.
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Department of Finance was an interesting department to work for. Benefits were great with access to corporate health fund plans, Employee Assistance Programme and also opportunities to Salary Sacrifice for a range of purchases.

I love a challenge and sometimes found that upper management weren't keen to allow us to engage in roles that would further our skills and enhance our opportunities for advancement. I found the people I worked directly with to be fantastic but again upper management were not really up to date with the current processes that would help make our jobs run smoother and so that did hamper our ability to deliver our service efficiently.


A typical day at work involved dealing with personnel files - both creation and preparation for transfer to other enterprises. File creation, document scanning, archiving of old files and performing quality assurance on a wide range of items. Creating spreadsheets, managing stationery orders and the retrieval and disposal of files to offsite storage.
Pros
Great working environment, close to almost everything in the CBD.
Cons
Lack of opportunities for advancement, no higher duties to enhance skill level/employment prospects.
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have enjoyed my time with ADHAC but due to changes with the Dept there is no job security. My co workers are good to work with, we have a good team and will help others to ensure the payroll is on time
Pros
you are left to do your job with min suppervision and is a busy Dept with payroll
Cons
no job security
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Left due to end of contract
I felt there were too many management positions and was confusing who you were to answer to and was given conflicting instructions.
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On the computer nearly all day doing data entry file searches.

My co-workers were good to work with at one time every afternoon we would all get-together and to exercises and have a good laugh.


I worked at a warehouse with on natural light.


Some of the management thought that they new everything and would treat some of us trouble.


I don't think that there was a hard part of the job, I thing any job is what you make off it


Most off my colleges were a joy to work with so if every one works together there shouldn't be any hard parts of the job
Pros
No free lunchers or anything ealse
Cons
No cone
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Gained valuable Finance experience working on ORACLE Financials to support Accounts Payables and Supplier Management
Pros
Flexible Working hours, close to home
Cons
Government job cuts.
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Confusing. Complicated. Great opportunities for administrative positions. Good pay. Good super. Not great for people who aren't able to deal with repetitive work that often is very obtuse and may involve long periods of idle waiting.
Pros
Regular catered events, low-intensity workloads, great amount of variety, brilliant super fund
Cons
Confusing and obtuse objectives and overly-complicated work environment
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It was an absolute pleasure to go to my work place every morning on week days, where I meet and greet very friendly enthusiastic supervisors and co-workers! I miss their pleasant, smiling faces very much! As a Senior Project Officer responsible for project management of construction of buildings pertaining to government institutions and for the development of on line project and contract management system, I had to carry out a huge work load including liaison with all the stakeholders involved, researching, analysing information, reporting etc. However, being a hard worker and a fast learner, I was able to discharge my duties efficiently and effectively meeting all deadlines.
At times, when there were too many meetings, It was sometimes a bit difficult to complete my work without staying after office hours. However, "Flexi Time" helped me to meet deadlines and complete my work to meet expectations of my supervisors and also to take time off from work to have a good work-life balance.

I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to work very comfortably in a multi-disciplinary & multi-cultural team.

I thoroughly enjoyed learning the systems and procedures at my work place. I appreciate learning new things. Also learning about the cultural differences, values and beliefs of my colleagues of other cultures!
Pros
Lots of Morning Tea!
Cons
Lots of cakes and sweets! :)
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