Finance and Business Support Division

The Finance and Business Support Division (FaBS) provides leadership and advisory services in financial management, business support, and shared corporate services for Department of Agriculture (the department). It contributes to the department’s planned outcomes by providing high–quality, timely and cost–effective services and technical advice to the divisions, their staff and stakeholders:

  • Financial Framework Compliance
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Payroll
  • Delegations and Chief Executive Instructions
  • Property
  • Grants
  • Travel
  • FaBS Strategic Planning and Finance intranet management
  • Treasury and Taxation
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processing
  • Financial policy
  • Levies Compliance and Assurance
  • Financial Accounts and Reporting
  • Divisional support
  • Cost Recovery
  • Fleet management
  • Despatch and copying
  • Post Entry Quarantine – Property project
  • Executive and ministerial advice
  • Levies stakeholder management

These services are integrated and aligned with client needs and better work practices, and underpin the division’s overall operational efficiency and effectiveness, including

  • driving the department’s financial framework towards better practice
  • providing expert advice to senior staff, the Minister and his officers
  • supporting the Secretary and the Executive in managing change
  • building and improving organisational systems and policies
  • administering planning and reporting activities finding a longer–term solution for post entry quarantine of plants and animals being imported to Australia
  • developing visionary leadership within the division, establishing strategic direction, driving leadership activities and communicating via the intranet
  • providing the best of the best in supporting our clients
  • providing the best advice and services on external budget matters to the CFO, executive and minister’s office
  • providing high quality, professional property, procurement and contract, and grants policy services
  • focusing on customer service and support to deliver on the Government’s priorities through the provision of efficient, effective and ethical services to our stakeholders
  • providing best in class financial accounting, reporting, policy, treasury and taxation services

Chief Finance Officer

  • Jo Evans (A/g)
    Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933

Management Accounting and Budgets

  • Assistant Secretary
    Vanessa Berry

Financial Management

  • Assistant Secretary
    Amy Fox

Industry Support

  • Assistant Secretary
    Matt Ryan

Commercial Business

  • Assistant Secretary
    Debra Schubert (A/g)