Principal Finance Officer

$113,343.00 - $139,077.00 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Department of Education
Job category:

Accounting and Financial

Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West

Job reference number: 00008WXY
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: $139,077 Package includes salary ($113,343 - $124,901), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 78141034 or by email to tony.neale@det.nsw.ed - Tony Neale
Closing date: 26/05/2022 - 11:59 PM


  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Parramatta

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

About the Directorate

The Information Technology Directorate leads the provision of state-of-the-art information and communications technologies to students and teachers in NSW government schools, TAFE and DoE Corporate Staff.

About the role

Develop flexible, efficient systems to consolidate and analyse financial data involving different source systems. Foster and sustain strategic partnerships across Divisions, schools, the wider Education Cluster particularly Finance and relevant external agencies.

The role works towards improving business outcomes and negotiates with and influences a variety of stakeholders. Continuous improvement through enhanced systems and processes supporting financial and resource management.

For further information please view the role description

Essential requirements of the role

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and/or experience.

Key knowledge and experience

Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

About you

Can you combine data from multiple sources with finance data to create meaningful management reports that will assist in strategic decision making at various levels within one of the largest public service organisations in New South Wales?

Your primary focus will deliver enhanced management reporting for approximately 2200 schools across the state.

The role is part of the Finance Systems team in the Digital Finance section of the Information Technology Directorate.


  • Opportunity to make a difference at Department of Education
  • Flexible work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hour week

How to apply
When applying you will need to:

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

Question 1

  • Describe systems you have developed and maintained. (300 to 400 words)

Question 2

  • How did you go about stakeholder engagement? (300 to 400 words)

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a National Criminal History Check.

Closing date: Thursday 26th May 2022 at 11:59pm.

For enquiries about this role, contact Tony Neale, A/Manager, Business Systems Analytics and Innovation, Department of Education, at (02) 78141034 or by email to