Specialist: Facilities Accounting

Work for one of Australias largest educational employers, Impact the delivery of education to 70,000 students, Professional and Collaborative Environment.

In 200 years of delivering excellence in education, Sydney Catholic Schools SCS has grown alongside the citys dynamic, ever-changing, multicultural landscape. With 150 schools, more than 70,000 students, and around 10,000 staff, we are a thriving community of communities.


The Specialist: Facilities Accounting is responsible for monitoring, analysing and reporting on the financial performance of capital works projects and asset maintenance within the Schools of the Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) enterprise. The role is responsible for the management of the budget and maintenance of the 10 year long term strategic capital budget, providing analysis and recommendations on capital projects including financial metrics, preparation of Board and Committee level reports. The role also is responsible for developing systems, implementing and enforcing controls surrounding the capital and maintenance expenditure.


The Role

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Specialist- Facilities Accounting is required to perform tasks which include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing financial controls/monitoring

  • Overall management of the reporting of the financial and operational aspects of SCSs capital works projects and maintenance ($150m+ annually)

  • Undertaking demographic reports and studies in consultation with eternal experts.

  • Preparing project feasibility studies and papers for submission to the SCS Board.

  • Providing monthly reporting and commentary on the performance of capital works projects, both financial and operational.

  • Compiling reviews of capital works projects post completion/ submission of papers to the Board.

  • Ensuring proper commercial terms and structures are in place for projects.

  • Providing regular updates on the forecasted financial position of all capital works projects.

  • Ensuring that reporting dashboards are updated and accurate.

  • Preparing performance report and analysis.

  • Promote and implement Sydney Catholic Schools mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.

  • Promote and abide by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration, and truth.


About You 

To be successful in this position, you must possess:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Accounting/Business.

  • CPA/CA qualified.

  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience in mid-level roles.

  • Established experience in management accounting/business advisory in a medium to large building/construction or investments with exposure to budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis, process improvement/change management.

  • Experience facilitating and preparing for effective capital analysis, NPV, IRR, MIRR payback.

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, good judgement showing logical decision making and a hands-on approach.

  • Highly analytical with experience in interpreting and explaining financial concepts and results to staff with a non-finance background.

  • Willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.


The Process

To apply for this position please CLICK HERE and follow the prompts.

Alternatively, if you are a current Sydney Catholic Schools Ltd employee, please CLICK HERE to apply

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume

  • Cover letter


Closing Date: Monday 1st March 2021 at 11:59 pm

Please note: This is a child-related position, and a Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

** We are currently based in Leichhardt but will be relocating mid-year 2021 to a Sydney CBD location.**

16/02/2021 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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