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Graduate 2023


Position Title:                Graduate

Tenure:                          Ongoing, Full-time

Salary:                           $80,872 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation

Location                        Canberra

Contact Officer:            Tim Reddan on 02 6263 1177

Applications Close:      5:00 pm Tuesday 14 June 2022

Reports To:                    Various

Qualifications:               Degree qualification in accounting, finance, actuarial studies, business, economics, data science, applied mathematics, commerce or a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution. Postgraduate qualifications would be highly regarded.

Experience:                   Experience in developing or using spreadsheets, databases or other financial management tools is desirable.


Role Overview:

he AOFM is committed to excellence in sovereign financial management and recruitment of high-quality graduates is necessary to support this commitment. Graduate recruits support the ongoing renewal of the AOFM. Whilst working in the AOFM business, graduates will participate in an eighteen-month tailored development program that will include on-the-job and structured training along with networking opportunities. Formal performance assessment each six months provides opportunities for pay progression. Graduates integrate into AOFM business during and at the end of the development program. Incumbents will build a solid career base.

The successful applicant(s) will work in one of the following groups (Please see the Group description file for more details.) Some suggested fields of study are shown in square brackets after each but the lists are not exhaustive:

  • Business and Data Systems [e.g. data analytics, finance]
  • Enterprise Risk and Assurance [e.g. commerce, business, law]
  • Finance and Settlements [e.g. accounting, commerce]
  • Funding and Liquidity [e.g. finance, commerce]
  • Global Markets and Business Strategy [e.g. finance, economics, law]
  • Investor Relations [e.g. economics, finance, communications]
  • Portfolio Strategy and Research [e.g. finance, actuarial studies, economics, applied maths]

Graduates have meaningful work, responsibility and are expected to exercise initiative and curiosity. Graduates also have ongoing exposure to interesting issues through inclusion in AOFM related forums, including through relationships with external stakeholders. Graduates may determine their work priorities subject to guidance by their manager and monitor workflow in their areas of responsibility.

Key Activities

Graduates perform tasks relevant to the assigned work group. Tasks will vary depending on work group but may include:

  • execution of financial transactions for debt and investment management
  • working with a data warehouse including systems testing, report design and production
  • preparation of research or policy papers involving the evaluation of technical information for presentation to senior executives
  • producing financial statements and reports
  • assessing financial and operational risk
  • review of portfolio performance
  • work system improvements
  • other duties as directed

Behavioural attributes:

 Behavioural attributes are used to assess how you accomplish your outputs.  In achieving results, graduates will show excellence in:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Judgment and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Initiative
  • Output Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Self Development
  • Developing Others 

Selection criteria:

When drafting your claims against the following criteria, please note that examples that more closely relate to the AOFM group(s) that most interest you will be more effective in supporting your claims.

1.         Ability to work with financial information to support decision making.

2.         Ability to work in a small team to achieve work goals.

3.         Ability to manage competing demands to produce quality and timely outputs.

4.         Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing).

5.         Quality of educational and professional qualifications relevant to the position.

Graduate 2023 - Position Description and Selection Criteria

Submit your application

Please email your application to containing: 

  • Your resume
  • Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria
  • A copy of your qualification or transcript

Applications close: Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 5:00pm AEDT.