About the Parliamentary Budget Office
The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) supports the Parliament by providing independent, authoritative and non-partisan analysis of budgetary issues and the fiscal cost of policy proposals. In light of the current fiscal situation, the PBO is in a unique position to support the Parliament and general public at this critical time through analysis that is timely and relevant.
The PBO’s role comprises three main elements, which are to:
About our ideal candidate and working at the PBO
The PBO values the diverse range of skills and experience of our staff. We seek passionate staff who demonstrate initiative, work with the utmost discretion and confidentiality, and work collaboratively to deliver services to support the Parliament.
The PBO actively encourages applications from:
The PBO has a flexible working environment. Internal and external opportunities for learning and development are promoted, including access to studies assistance to undertake training which directly relates to the PBO’s functions and helps staff reach their career development goals.
The PBO is a recognised employer partner with CPA Australia. This recognises that the PBO demonstrates a strong commitment to learning and development and supports the professional development of its accounting and finance employees. If you would like to understand more about what this means for you, please refer to the Recognised Employer Program information on CPA Australia’s website.
The PBO offers attractive salaries and employer superannuation as well as a range of other benefits, including salary packaging.
We are located within the Australian Parliament House. Staff have access to a wide variety of amenities including cafes, on-site childcare, recreational and gym facilities, a post office and bank, and free parking.
About the roles
The PBO is seeking people with an aptitude for analysis to work in either of the two analytical areas of the PBO (Parliamentarian Costing and Analysis Division and Fiscal Policy Analysis Division).
While successful applicants will be offered roles in an area focused primarily on either undertaking costings of policy proposals (Parliamentarian Costing and Analysis Division) or conducting budget research (Fiscal Policy Analysis Division), the PBO supports mobility within the organisation as part of career development and expects Assistant Directors to undertake work across both of these functions at times in response to peak pressures. There are annual opportunities for rotations and opportunities to be seconded across areas for particular projects including cross-division projects that provide opportunity for staff to contribute to and lead organisational change, and have significant exposure to the PBO’s Executive and agency head.
The duties of the position vary across the two analytical Divisions.
The primary focus of Parliamentarian Costing and Analysis Division is preparing estimates of the costs of policy proposals for parliamentarians. The duties in the Division include:
The primary focus of Fiscal Policy Analysis Division is conducting quantitative analysis and publishing research papers on budget and fiscal policy matters. The duties in Fiscal Policy Analysis Divisioninclude:
Contact officer: Amanda Bruce (02) 6277 9520 or Amanda.email@example.com
For further information and how to apply, go to the PBO’s recruitment page at
Applications close Wednesday, 10 March at 11:30pm AEST