Schools Assistant Accountant at Sydney Catholic Schools

Sydney Catholic Schoolsis hiring people as Schools Assistant Accountant. The Selected person will be earn at least Undisclosed NZD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingSchools Assistant Accountant
Job EmployerSydney Catholic Schools
LocationCBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Job SectorAnalysis & Reporting

School Assistant Accountant

Location: World Square, 680 George Street, Sydney (agile working environment with a hybrid of work-from-home and office)
Commencement Date: Immediate Start (or by negotiation)
Closing Date: Friday, 29 July 2022
Capacity: Permanent, Full-time
Number of positions: 1

About Us

Catholic Schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. SCS continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff, and a large alumni community.

We are an inclusive organisation looking for people who have the willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.

About the role

Reporting to Supervisor: School Financial Planning and Analysis, the position of School Assistant Accountant will be responsible for managing the financial responsibilities of the school commercial finance function for Sydney Catholic Schools.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • responding to school queries via ServiceNow and where necessary, processing relevant journals for corrections and submitting to Supervisor for review/approval
  • working and collaborating with both internal and external auditors (as required) to ensure requests are responded to in a timely manner
  • entering and reconciling all intra-entity transactions between central office and schools
  • schools balance sheet account review, reconciliations and follow-up
  • reporting (as required) within set timeframes


  • assisting the Supervisor in the preparation of the annual school budgets/forecasts
  • assisting the Supervisor in the analysis of school fee setting annually
  • assisting the Supervisor with ongoing cash analysis and the processing of operating cost top-ups
  • assisting in identifying any other areas of improvement or efficiencies
  • supporting schools in the compliance of the tax (GST), as well as procurement policies and procedures


  • assisting in the gathering and interpretation/analysis of financial data as requested for various projects
  • Financial Modelling of data for key projects/initiatives
  • performing ad-hoc tasks as requested by other relevant managers within our Directorate
  • assisting in identifying any other areas of improvement or efficiencies
  • supporting other areas of the greater Finance team (when required), such as accounts receivable and accounts payable processing for school events
  • preparation of briefing papers and other internal and external resources as and when required.

About you

To be successful in this position, you must possess:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Business and/or Accounting (or studying towards a qualification)
  • advanced excel skills
  • minimum 1-2 years of financial experience in an accounts support role
  • experience in customer service and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • possess sound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • CA/CPA qualified or willing to work towards becoming CA/CPA qualified or another equivalent
  • experience working with large ERP systems (such as Technology 1, SAP, Oracle, Pronto).

What We Offer

  • flexible working arrangements/hybrid workplace
  • competitive salary + super and salary packaging
  • the ability to build your career in a multi-disciplined business environment
  • a supportive team, committed to work-life balance

Application Process

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

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

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

  • your current resume
  • cover letter highlighting your experience in meeting the responsibilities of this role.

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri) and quote position number 2266.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.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.


Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with SCS’ COVID-19 Policy, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or subsequent variants) or have an approved medical contraindication which prevents them from receiving any dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at or with a school, in central office or at any other location at which work is carried out by SCS. Compliance with this policy and providing evidence of vaccination is an essential requirement of employment.

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