Senior Financial Accountant

Senior Financial Accountant (Grade 7/8)

  • Join a world class organisation
  • Make a difference to the people of NSW
  • Leverage your financial accounting skills

Why NSW Treasury

NSW Treasury leads the economic, jobs and investment conversation across New South Wales (NSW). From its position at the centre of government, Treasury drives the economic development strategy to guide the States growth for the benefit of the people who live, work and study in NSW. Its work includes boosting trade, investment and tourism, developing industry, supporting jobs growth, improving service delivery to the community and increasing living standards, now and into the future.

Were committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture that facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours.

The Team and the Role

The Fiscal & Operations Group provides financial reporting and analysis for the key stakeholders of the State, including citizens and government, and stewards the Sector in financial management, accounting policy, and risk to ensure sound governance, assurance and regulatory frameworks that support financial control, effective decision making and delivery of high quality and timely financial information

The Total State Financial Reporting (TSFR) is part of the Financial & Operations Group and is responsible for governing the financial management information for whole of government reporting and preparation of consolidated financial reports including the Totals State Sector Accounts, General Government Accounts, financial reports for the NSW State Budget and Half Yearly Review including the forward estimates and ensuring compliance with accounting standards, statutory reporting requirements and the Government Finance Statistics (GFS).

As a senior financial accountant, youll be supporting the delivery of the Total State Sector Accounts and key reporting aggregates included in NSW Budget, Half Year Review and Monthly Reporting. This role will also support the delivery of key strategic projects across the Group.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assisting in the consolidation of financial information at a whole of government level for inclusion in financial reports of the State, including detailed review and variance analysis of agency-based data, emerging issues and complex transactions impacting the accounts; and contribution to the development of the final Report on State Finances.
  • Understanding accounting standards, policies and guidelines as they apply to agencies and Total State finances.
  • Assist with agency data submissions and agency enquiries.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Budget papers as necessary.
  • Support in the deliver of strategy or adhoc projects as required across the Group.
  • Establishing sound relationships with agency and Treasury contacts for the cooperative monitoring of performance and the implementation of change.

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Key Skills and Experience:

  • CA/CPA Qualified with experience from the Big Four Accounting firms or the Audit Office of NSW preferred, but not essential.
  • Strong technical accounting skills (i.e. AASB technical experience).
  • Advanced excel skills.
  • Accounting and financial systems expertise.


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents 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.

How to Apply!
  Please ensure you read the role description thoroughly before applying. Your application should include:

  • Cover letter of no more than two pages
  • An up-to-date resume that details your knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the role

Applications close: AEST 9:59am Wednesday 29th July 2020.

21/07/2020 $0 Sydney 1 Accounting
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