Management Accountant

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 18/04/2019

Job Category:

Accounting / Management Accountant

Job description:

NSW Rural Fire Service

Management Accountant


Location: Sydney Olympic Park (NSW RFS State Headquarters)

Classification / Grade: RFS Level 10/11

Vacancy reference: 19/38


The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world's largest volunteer-based fire service. The NSW RFS plays a key coordinating and strategic role in the overall planning and management of fire prevention, mitigation and suppression in NSW.


The role

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a proven successful Management Accountant to join our dynamic Finance Team, supporting the world's largest volunteer based service provider.


We are seeking a passionate and innovative individual to coordinate effective financial management across the entire organisation, whilst contributing to the financial governance frameworks.


You will collaborate with internal stakeholders to achieve defined business unit and organisational outcomes.


Your dedicated team will assist you to complete accurate budget & reforecasts as well as delivering timely, fit for purpose financial information to key stakeholders.


Excellent communication skills along with the ability to be a strong team player is crucial, as you will be coaching staff to improve financial management knowledge and skills.


You must possess a Degree or Graduate Certificate in the relevant discipline and hold a current full membership with a professional accounting body.


Your demonstrated experience with large financial systems like SAP and analytic solution skills will add excellent value to the team.


If you are passionate about serving the community, enjoy solving complex financial matters, we would like to hear from you.


For further information about the role, please view the attached Role Description.


- Ongoing role

- Attractive salary, and superannuation

- Flexible working arrangements

- Close to public transport



Applying for the role: 

Candidates should address their suitability to the role by:

  • Providing a cover letter (maximum one A4 page)
  • Attaching a Resume, which clearly details skills, experience and capabilities required for this role as per role description, this should include two referees, one of who is a current or recent supervisor, and their contact details (maximum 5 A4 pages)
  • Responding to all questions in the online application form including the two targeted questions and essential requirements contained in the 'Key Application Responses' section of this advertisement.


Job Note

  • Candidates should download the Role Description contained hereunder. The information provided in your application must demonstrate that you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role, which are contained in the Role Description.
  • The NSW Rural Fire Service welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.
  • Relevant criminal history, referee checks and prior employment checks will be conducted on recommended applicants.
  • A talent pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The talent pool may be available to hiring managers across the state over a 12 month period.
  • Applications to be submitted through  



For more information see:

 Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

 NSW Public Sector Capability Framework

 NSW RFS Service Plan for 2014-2021

 NSW RFS Code of Conduct and Ethics


Enquiries Contact: Catherine Liang - 02 8741 5532 


Applications Close: Sunday, 5 May 2019, 11:59pm

Key Application Responses

Targeted Questions


1. Provide an example of a time when you have been involved in a significant conflict in the workplace or when you felt that an incorrect financially material decision had been made? How did you handle the situation? (maximum one A4 page).


2. Provide a recent example on how you have resolved a significant accounting issue. Include details on the challenges that were presented and the approach you took. (maximum one A4 page).



Essential Requirements


- A Degree or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.

- Current full membership of a professional accounting body.

- During periods of major fire activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management activities consistent with their skills and background.