About the division and branch
The Small and Family Business Division provides policy advice to government and other portfolios on small and family business issues and delivers initiatives to assist the Australian Government develop a competitive and productive environment for small and family businesses. The division supports the growth of small and family businesses and builds a sustainable and productive small business sector through key programs such as Payment Times Initiatives, Franchising Reforms, Small Business Digital Capability Initiatives, Small Business Mental Health Initiatives, Small Business Financial Counselling, National Campaign to Support Small and Family Business, International engagement on small and medium business matters.
The Payment Performance Branch provides advice on payment times to small business from large businesses and governments through the Payment Times Procurement Connected Policy and the Payments Times Reporting Scheme (the Scheme). The branch also supports the Payment Times Reporting Regulator, providing regulatory oversight of the Scheme, including delivery of supporting ICT infrastructure, as well as compliance and enforcement of the Scheme. The Scheme requires large businesses to report twice yearly on their payment times to small businesses. Content of the Payment Times Reports will be available on a public Register, allowing small businesses and the public to review the information and choose with whom they do business.
About the Roles
The office of the Regulator is currently in the process of being fully established within the branch. This is an exciting opportunity to be joining the branch and helping to build and implement the regulatory functions of the Scheme in support of the Regulator. We are seeking to fill the roles of Senior Policy Analyst (APS 6), Senior Compliance Officer (APS 6), Payment Times Reporting Enquiries Officer (APS 5) and a Payment Times Reporting Officer (APS 4).
Senior Policy Analyst (APS 6)
The Payment Times Policy Senior Policy Analyst will be part of the Payment Times Policy Section that is responsible for providing advice in relation to the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 and assisting with further policy development and refinement of a wide range of complex payment times policy issues. This will involve working closely with the Office of the Payment Times Reporting Regulator and the Treasury’s Law Division as well as external stakeholders such as other regulators, advocacy groups, large businesses and industry associations. The position would best suit candidates with a legal or policy background.
Senior Compliance Officer (APS 6)
The Regulatory Compliance Officer will work within a small, dedicated compliance team to initially develop and implement a number processes to give effect to the Payment Times Reporting Regulator’s legislative functions. These will include the compliance and enforcement framework and strategy, the regulatory posture, case management and investigations. The role will involve engaging with the legal team and AGS on complex constitutional and policy issues associated with the regulator powers and functions. We are seeking an experienced regulatory officer, preferably with some exposure to investigations.
Payment Times Reporting Enquiries Officer (APS 5)
The Payment Times Reporting Enquiries Officer will be part of a team that is responsible for responding to a high volume of queries from regulated reporting entities. This will involve assessing incoming customer queries through a Customer Relationship Management system, developing responses on behalf of the Regulator’s Office in line with legislation and managing and delegating workflow. The position would best suit candidates with a communications, policy, parliamentary or program delivery background.
Payment Times Reporting Officer (APS 4)
The Payment Times Reporting Officer will be part of a team that is responsible for reviewing a high volume of reports and applications. This will involve reviewing and processing incoming reports and various applications through a Customer Relationship Management system, quality assuring the reports ahead of publication on the Payment Times Reporting Register, and reviewing applications made by businesses seeking extensions of time to submit their reports. The position would best suit candidates with experience assessing or processing large volumes of applications, or individuals with an audit, assurance or compliance background.
Our ideal candidates
Our idea candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to:
- be proactive in generating innovative solutions, sharing ideas, gathering and critically analysing information;
- work flexibly to rigid timeframes, recognising changes in priorities while remaining engaged and productive;
- communicate effectively verbally and in writing both internally within the Treasury, and externally with other government departments, agencies, and stakeholders;
- build and maintain productive internal and external working relationships; and
- work collaboratively with and contributing to a high performing team.
Qualifications / Experience
Our ideal candidates will have one or more of:
- Relevant qualifications in law, investigations, financial/accounting or communications
- Demonstrated experience in policy or program management
- Demonstrated experience working in a regulatory environment
- Demonstrated experience working in communications or parliamentary workflow
Employees of the Treasury are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a current security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement.
How to apply
Please refer to the Position Description for further information about this opportunity and how to apply.