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Cost and Systems Accountant

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Category:

Accounting / Cost Accountant

Job description:

Join a close knit service oriented team and put your accounting expertise to good use in an organisation that makes a difference for the community!


Cost and Systems Accountant, Financial Services
Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 4

NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions


In this role you will assist the Management Accountant with the budgetary control of the Office, cost accounting including activity based costing and provide daily administration of financial and related systems. You will also have the opportunity to utilise your accounting, business intelligence, reporting, data analysis and analytical skills in special projects across all levels of the Office.


This is an ongoing role. A Talent Pool will be created for any future roles that may occur.


For more information:

Role Description

Applicant Information Guide


To learn more about the ODPP please visit our website at


Inquiries: Matthew Barber – Management Accountant – (02) 9285 2524



Interviews will be held during the second week of January 2018.

Consent for employment screening (i.e. National Criminal Records Check) must also be given.


Applications must also include contact details of two relevant Referees (who can speak from a Supervisory perspective). Applicants must apply through iworkfor.NSW.


The Office welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability and provides an environment that values diversity and supports all staff to reach their full potential. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the ODPP team, please indicate this in your application.
Closing date: Thursday 21 December 2017 (midnight)


Key Application Responses

Applicants must submit a cover letter [maximum two pages] that highlights their claim for the role and demonstrates their suitability by addressing the following two targeted questions:
  • Describe your experience in costing, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis, BAU (business as usual) and new projects.
  • Describe your experience using ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.
Applicants must also submit an updated copy of their resume [maximum 3 pages] with relevant skills and experience and how these relate to the capabilities of the role.
Interviews will be held in our Sydney Head Office in January 2018. The interview process will include capability based assessments which may require attendance on more than one day if applicants are shortlisted after each stage.