Senior Financial Accountant

at Department of Communities and Justice
Published November 18, 2023
Location Sydney, Australia
Category Accounting and Finance  
Job Type Full-time  
$120,859 pa to $133,183 pa


Senior Financial Accountant Department of Communities and Justice location Sydney.

Job description Senior Financial Accountant. Location – Parramatta. Employment type - Temporary full-time role until 30 April 2025. Salary - $120,859 pa to $133,183 pa, plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Your role reporting to the Manager Companies, Capital and Concession, you will be supporting the Department's financial fixed assets related operations function to ensure a high quality of financial reporting and accounting services are delivered with strategic alignment to the department's organisational objectives.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a culture that is supportive, engaging and rewarding, whilst working in a fast-paced and flexible agile environment. The Department of Communities and Justice is the lead agency in the Stronger Communities cluster and this is a great opportunity for a candidate to work with finance business partners, business areas and other agencies across the cluster growing their professional network and expanding and applying their knowledge of technical accounting standards and financial reporting process.

What you'll do as part of the Financial Reporting and Management Team, you will be responsible for delivering continuous improvement in financial fixed assets related operations and internal controls, financial procedures development and maintenance of internal and external auditor's relationships.

Reporting to the Manager Companies, Capital and Concession, the candidate will be actively participating in the financial fixed assets related processes, analysing financial statements, preparing accounting position papers, coordination of reconciliation and provide support and advice

Communicate and explain accounting issues and evolving accounting standards - such as capital assets accounting, make good provision accounting, fixed assets stocktake and fixed assets revaluation, fair value measurement and useful life assessment.

Work closely with Statutory Accounting, Shared Services and Data Migration Delivery teams, liaise with finance business partners and business units to provide support on any financial fixed assets operational accounting matters and coordinate for information.

Assist Annual Statutory audit process by liaising with the audit team and various finance divisions. Assist in any ad-hoc reporting requirements or projects. The role is a secondment and maternity leave coverage opportunity, successful candidate is expected to start immediately with contract end date 30 April 2025.

Essential requirements of the role tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business, Commerce or related discipline, or demonstrated equivalent experience. Professional accounting qualifications - CAANZ or CPAA or equivalent > 3years. Work experience in financial reporting matters.

Experienced in providing technical accounting advice including preparing accounting papers. Experience in SAP or other ERP systems and strong Excel skills. Excellent communication (both written & verbal) and strong stakeholder engagement skills. Sound knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, including the latest current and future developments.

What we're looking for 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. Good level of analytical skills and problem-solving ability.

Willingness to be flexible with duties shows good team spirit and takes initiative to demonstrate proactive involvement. Results driven with focus to continuously improve financial management and customer service. Ability to interpret Accounting Standards and Treasury guidelines and apply them appropriately.

We focus on hiring people who share our commitment and goals of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, courage and integrity. If you meet the essential requirements and the role resonates with you, please apply - you do not need to meet every desired requirement for us to want to talk to you.

We do work that really matters working for the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provides lots of opportunities to make a real difference. We collaborate with other agencies and community partners, to improve lives and realise the potential of children, adults, families and communities. We're focused on breaking, rather than managing, disadvantage. It's work that really matters.

Are you ready to join us click apply, attach an up-to-date résumé (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the 2 targeted questions below with a brief outline on how you meet the requirements of the role

Targeted Question 1 Provide a recent example of when you had to work independently on a range of fixed assets related financial tasks in the face of competing priorities and tight timeframes. Explain how you manage the situation.

Targeted Question 2 Provide details of your experience in writing financial accounting position papers and accounting guidance papers for a diverse range of stakeholders. Applications close Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST.

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