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Senior Dealer - Funding and Liquidity



Contact Officer:      Brad Parry: (02) 6263 1141

Closing Date:          5:00pm Monday 28 October 2019

Reports To:             Head of Funding and Liquidity

Direct Reports:       up to 4 Analysts

Security Level:        Baseline

Qualifications:       Degree qualification in commerce, finance, economics, applied mathematics or a related discipline.  Honours level or postgraduate qualifications would be desirable.

Experience:             Experience in capital markets and financial risk management, and an understanding of government processes would be advantageous.

Remuneration:        $127,801 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation

Other qualities:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial techniques, and analysis and judgement in applying these in a range of practical situations.
  • Understanding of broader asset and liability management issues.
  • Ability to lead and manage a small team.
  • Liaison skills for stakeholder management, market interface and other external contacts.
  • Willingness to contribute to applied policy issues.

Role Overview:

The Funding and Liquidity Group is responsible for formulation, management and execution of the Australian Government’s annual and within-year financing tasks.  This involves forecasting and management of the daily cash balances of the Australian Government in the Official Public Account, investment of surplus cash balances, execution of transactions for the issue of Australian Government Securities (AGS), and liaison with financial market intermediaries.  The Group has an external interface role with financial markets and works closely with other areas of the AOFM and government.

The Senior Dealer performs a technical leadership role within the Funding and Liquidity Group and has responsibility for maintaining and improving transaction execution.  The successful applicant will play a key role in debt origination, the Australian Government’s day-to-day cash management and, as required, asset management.  This is a management position with some responsibility for the overall performance of the Funding and Liquidity Group and for mentoring of Group staff.

 Key Activities

The work of the Senior Dealer – Funding and Liquidity will vary depending on operational requirements.  It is expected that key activities will include:

  • issuance of AGS and assisting in execution of other financial transactions;
  • liaison with bond market intermediaries to promote the smooth absorption of AGS issuance into the market;
  • modelling annual and within-year financing tasks;
  • management of the within-year financing task (using short-term debt instruments, cash and term deposits);
  • performing ad hoc research and policy work for presentation to senior executives (e.g. reports on financial market developments, or refining cash management strategies);
  • assisting with the management of the Funding and Liquidity Group as required; and
  • other duties as directed.

Behavioural attributes

The following behavioural attributes apply to all staff in the AOFM:

  • Oral Communication;
  • Written Communication;
  • Judgment and Problem Solving;
  • Leadership and Initiative;
  • Output Management;
  • Relationship Management;
  • Self Development; and
  • Developing Others.
Job Ref: AU2809CC000011
Location: Canberra
Submitted: 03-10-2019
Salary/Rate: $127,801 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation