19 Feb 2021

Contract/Temp Financial Accounting Officer

for NSW Electoral Commission – Sydney

Job Description

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NSW Electoral Commission

The New South Wales Electoral Commission delivers trusted and independent systems, processes, oversight and engagement that support democracy in New South Wales. Our vision is to maintain confidence in the integrity of the democratic process and make it easy for people to understand and participate.

Our work includes:

  • Running elections;
  • Communicating and engaging with the public and our stakeholders; and
  • Investigating possible offences and enforcing electoral laws such as the Electoral Act 2017 and the Electoral Funding Act 2018.

Purpose of the Role

The Financial Accounting Officer provides financial accounting services, monitoring, reporting and support in line with Australian Accounting Standards and NSW Government legislation, policies and guidelines.

The role is temporary up to 10 January 2022, with potential for ongoing

The NSW Electoral Commission is committed to maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system. The Commission requires all its employees to refrain from membership of any political party and from engaging in political activity which could be seen as reflecting adversely on the strict political neutrality of the Commission. To maintain political neutrality, applicants for roles with the Commission who are, who have been or who may be perceived to be or have been connected with political activities may also be ineligible for appointment and should disclose such information as part of their application. This does not include voting in a Commonwealth, State or Local Government election, which is compulsory in NSW. The Commission’s Political Neutrality Policy may be viewed on its website.

Your employment will be subject to National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Professional membership such as CPA, CA or equivalent.
  • Experience working in an accounting firm or finance branch of business or government department.
  • Politically neutral with no affiliation to political parties or lobbyists/campaigners.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check result

Targeted questions

  • Describe how you have analysed data in your previous roles to give meaningful information to non-financial stakeholders (maximum 300 words)
  • Describe the steps you took to ensure that month end processes and reporting were completed within the agreed deadline (maximum 300 words)

How to apply

As part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the targeted questions above.

You should include a covering letter summarising your skills, knowledge and work experience, along with an up to date resume which clearly detail your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

For further information regarding the role please download the role description below:

Role Description

The NSW Electoral Commission embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the population of New South Wales. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+, people with disability, mature-age people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.

Applications received and completed after closing time will not be considered for selection.

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

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same work classification that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

How to Apply

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Job Locations: Sydney.
Job Categories: Accounting, Financial Accounting & Reporting, and Financial Managers & Controllers.
Job Types: Contract/Temp.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, jobs for older workers Sydney, mature age, mature age jobs, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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