Assistant Accountant

Manage the stewardship duties of system accounting functions at SCS, Office based in Leichhardt, Work with a diverse, supportive and talented team.

Assistant Accountant

Location: Central Office, Leichhardt
Commencement Date: Immediate start or by negotiation
Closing Date: 22 July 2020
Capacity: Permanent full time
Number of positions: 1

Who are we

Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is responsible for the leadership of 150 Catholic primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney, which educates more than 70,000 students. Our mission is to know and love Christ through learning and our vision is to foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.

The Role

Reporting to the Supervisor: Financial Accounting, This role is responsible for providing support to the Financial Controller and Supervisor: Financial accounting in managing the stewardship duties of the system accounting function for Sydney Catholic Schools.

Major Accountabilities

The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Reconciliations of all Central Office bank reconciliations on a monthly basis for review by Senior accountant which includes: posting journals, follow up unposted entries, intra bank transfers
  • Close off and reconcile central office AR ledger to sub ledger monthly
  • Recording term deposits, calculating interest to accrue and reconcile to GL
  • Update and reconcile prepayment and accrual schedule
  • Update and reconcile grants in advance to GL
  • Ad-hoc tasks as requested

Essential Criteria

To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • Formal Qualifications in Business and/or Management or other relevant qualification.
  • CPA qualified or working towards becoming CPA qualified or other equivalent.
  • 1-2 years financial experience in a broad based accounts support role.
  • Formal qualifications in Business and/or Management.
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience in customer service and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Possess good knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Valid Working with Children Check clearance
  • Willingness to respect, support and uphold the mission, ethos and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools



Working with Children Check
This role is classified as a child-related work endeavour and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

13/07/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Banking & Financial Services
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