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Financial Accountant

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Accounting
Job Location: 

Burwood, NSW, AU, 2134

Job Ref No:  36641
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $106086.0-$118816.0

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.


About Transport Shared Services
Transport Shared Services (TSS) partners with other teams of Corporate Services to provide tools, processes and systems that enable the Transport Cluster to operate effectively.  We aim to make our services relevant and easy to use, to make our processes seamless and fully digital. We apply innovation and technology to provide insight data analytics to enable clients to be ahead of the curve. Our services cover a broad range from Finance to Procurement, from People to Workplace Services.


The work we do is vital to making NSW a better place to live, work and visit, touching the lives of millions of people every day.
This is a chance to be a part of the team behind Transport’s major projects and large scale operations and work in a dynamic, collaborative environment to deliver for our clients and the greater NSW community.
We are a team of focused, dynamic and commercially-orientated finance professionals, who go above and beyond to deliver for our clients on a day to day basis. We see public service as a calling and not just a job, and we are proud to work for the Transport cluster and the NSW Government. 



The opportunity
Right now we have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Financial Accountant specialising in Lease Accounting to manage complex Lease Accounting services for the Transport Cluster agencies.
Key aspects of this role will include;

•    Manage high quality complex lease accounting services to the Transport Cluster. 
•    Ensure the integrity of the data in the General Ledger including undertaking complex reconciliations and provide value add to client agencies in formulating recommendations to improve the financial management processes and practices of the agencies. 
•    Assist the Senior Financial Accountants in collaboration with Transport Group Finance and Investment, divisions and operating entity finance teams, other TSS finance teams and COE to ensure that any potential gaps in systems and processes are addressed to ensure sound financial management practices for Transport Cluster agencies. 
•    Ensure month end and year end processes are effective and meet TfNSW Group Finance and Investment and operating entity strict requirements. 
•    Provide advice on financial accounting and systems innovations to contribute to the efficiency, seamless financial management practices to the Cluster Agencies 
•    Achieve the required shared services performance levels in terms of customer satisfaction, risk management, efficiency and effectiveness of accounting services provided. 
•    Contribute to a culture of knowledge and information sharing and continuous learning in the team, and drive ongoing improvements to accounting operations by improved processes, systems and the knowledge base.

Click here to view a copy of the role description.



About you
A proven track record in delivering month end activities including Lease Accounting in a large and complex operating environment with previous SAP experience and appropriate formal qualifications will be essential.
Key to the success of this role will be building strong working relationships and collaborate with various teams to provide fit for purpose and sustainable solutions to enable the clients to achieve their business outcomes for Transport.

Salary and Benefits
This is a Transport Grade 7 role ($106,086 – $118,816) offering an attractive remuneration package.  For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. 
Applications close: 11:59 PM, Sunday 10th December 2021  




We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued.  We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Alex Keithlow at ALEX.KEITHLOW@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us.

Check out this useful video series that will help you stand out from other applicants and navigate the recruitment process at Transport. View here​. ​ ​

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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