Senior Financial Accountant

Job Description

Title: Senior Financial Accountant

Company Name: NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

Senior Financial Accountant

Company description:

Department of Communities and Justice



Job description:

Senior Financial Accountant

 

  • Temporary Full-Time (12 months maternity leave)
  • Location: Parramatta
  • Clerk Grade 9/10, Salary ($111,077 - $122,404.00), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

 

 

 

About us

 

The Department of Communities and Justice carries an important purpose across many areas of its work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

About the role

 

The role is a technical role responsible for supporting the management of the Department’s statutory and financial reporting obligations.  Assist with the delivery of statutory financial statements and other matters related to the financial reporting function that accurately reflect the organisation’s true financial position. 

The role supports financial reporting, maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger(s), capital and service concession assets management; cash flow forecasting and development and maintenance of internal and external auditor’s relationships.  The role supports and advises Financial Management and Reporting team on key contemporary statutory and financial reporting issues.

 

The role is a 12 months maternity leave coverage opportunity, successful candidate is expected to start after 17 March 2021.

 

Essential requirements of the role

 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business, Commerce or related discipline, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Work experience in financial reporting matters or financial management operations; technical accounting advice; fixed asset management (valuations); cashflow management and liaising with a shared service provider
  • Professional accounting qualifications – CAANZ or CPAA or equivalent to over 3 years
  • Sound knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, including the latest current and future developments

 

About you

 

In addition to the above essential requirements, the ideal candidate will bring the following

skills:

 

  • Attention to detail, high level of commitment, can do attitude and can work under pressure
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Experience in the delivery of financial accounts within tight deadlines

 

Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

When applying you will need to:

 

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

 

Targeted Question 1

 

  • Tell me about a recent time when a business area or team member asked you to do something that did not align with accounting standards/ policies or procedures. How did you handle this situation? What advice did you provide? What was the outcome    

                                  

Targeted Question 2

 

  • Tell me about specific fixed assets revaluation experience you faced challenges/problems during the revaluation process or during the audit.   What was the situation? What was your role? What actions did you take? What was the outcome?

 

Closing date:  Sunday, 28 February 2021 at 11:59 pm

 

For role enquiries please contact SokkBee Lim at [email protected] 

 

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Anjy Fayad at [email protected]

 

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

 

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

 

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

 

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

 

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups. 

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Anjy Fayad at [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company description:

Department of Communities and Justice



Job description:

Senior Financial Accountant

 

  • Temporary Full-Time (12 months maternity leave)
  • Location: Parramatta
  • Clerk Grade 9/10, Salary ($111,077 - $122,404.00), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

 

 

 

About us

 

The Department of Communities and Justice carries an important purpose across many areas of its work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

About the role

 

The role is a technical role responsible for supporting the management of the Department’s statutory and financial reporting obligations.  Assist with the delivery of statutory financial statements and other matters related to the financial reporting function that accurately reflect the organisation’s true financial position. 

The role supports financial reporting, maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger(s), capital and service concession assets management; cash flow forecasting and development and maintenance of internal and external auditor’s relationships.  The role supports and advises Financial Management and Reporting team on key contemporary statutory and financial reporting issues.

 

The role is a 12 months maternity leave coverage opportunity, successful candidate is expected to start after 17 March 2021.

 

Essential requirements of the role

 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business, Commerce or related discipline, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Work experience in financial reporting matters or financial management operations; technical accounting advice; fixed asset management (valuations); cashflow management and liaising with a shared service provider
  • Professional accounting qualifications – CAANZ or CPAA or equivalent to over 3 years
  • Sound knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, including the latest current and future developments

 

About you

 

In addition to the above essential requirements, the ideal candidate will bring the following

skills:

 

  • Attention to detail, high level of commitment, can do attitude and can work under pressure
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Experience in the delivery of financial accounts within tight deadlines

 

Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

When applying you will need to:

 

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

 

Targeted Question 1

 

  • Tell me about a recent time when a business area or team member asked you to do something that did not align with accounting standards/ policies or procedures. How did you handle this situation? What advice did you provide? What was the outcome    

                                  

Targeted Question 2

 

  • Tell me about specific fixed assets revaluation experience you faced challenges/problems during the revaluation process or during the audit.   What was the situation? What was your role? What actions did you take? What was the outcome?

 

Closing date:  Sunday, 28 February 2021 at 11:59 pm

 

For role enquiries please contact SokkBee Lim at [email protected] 

 

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Anjy Fayad at [email protected]

 

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

 

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

 

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

 

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

 

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups. 

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Anjy Fayad at [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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