Finance Officer - Clerk Grade 5/6 - 192479

Full time temporary opportunity to 30 June 2021

Location: Phillip Street, Parramatta

An exciting period of positive change and service optimisation is currently underway in the Finance Directorate and we are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to join the Financial Analysis and Partnership unit.

About the role

The position assists the Manager on financial accounting, planning, reporting, program information and other activities to support financial operations in assigned division/ directorates. The position assists in the implementation of financial policy, procedures and advice.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain sound working relationships with clients and stakeholders

  • Provide operational support to the Manager on school financial services, as required

  • Provide financial accounting support services to clients and assigned divisions/ directorates

  • Support the completion of activities to ensure accuracy of all financial information

  • Engage with and contribute to the development of business plans and implementation strategies that enhance the provision of specialist advice and quality service delivery across the Directorate

You will be part of our world-class team of passionate Finance professionals who apply their experience, expertise and passion to solve unique challenges and to help create one of the finest education systems in the world. We have an open and highly collaborative office environment located in a state of the art new building, within walking distance from Parramatta station. You will benefit from flexible working conditions and the latest IT and productivity tools.

About the Department of Education

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

How to apply

The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking Apply Online below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this).

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Departments Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.


  1. What strategies do you use to develop and maintain sound working relationships with clients and stakeholders Tell us about a time when you have successfully used those. (300 words maximum)
  2. Give me an example of when you have provided operational support to a Manager, clients and assigned divisions/ directorates on financial services during a difficult time. What was your contribution and what was the outcome (300 words maximum)


  • Hold a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

25/11/2019 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 Accounting
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