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Senior Finance Officer

Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the - Sydney, NSW

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Senior Finance Officer
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW)
Prosecution Officer (Administrative) Level 4

Ongoing, full-time position

Sydney CBD location

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) provides an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service for the people of New South Wales. We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile finance professional to join our Finance team to provide excellent corporate services support to the ODPP and our key stakeholders.

This position supports the Financial Accountant with analysis, reconciliation and reporting of workforce expenditures and liabilities to ensure effective internal financial control.

Key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Financial Accountant with monthly Treasury Ledger Reconciliation and Cash Forecast as well as reporting movements of Long Service Leave and SASS/SSS to Treasury;
  • Reconciling employee related provisions to ensure that liabilities are accurately accounted for, and collaborating with HR to process staff leave transfers in/out with other agencies, including invoicing, payment and tracking for year end;
  • Performing the role of Purchasing Card Administrator for the ODPP, monitoring and enforcing compliance with ODPP procedures and controls;
  • Assisting the Financial Accountant and the broader Finance team with period-end activities and year-end reporting and audit requirements or enquiries; and
  • Undertaking projects as allocated including those designed to achieve continuous improvement and/or improved compliance.

The ideal candidate should have well developed financial accounting skills, computer competency, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

For more information:

Role Description

For an applicant information guide please click here

To learn more about the ODPP, please visit our website at: http://www.odpp.nsw.gov.au/

Applicants must give consent to a Criminal History Record check. Applicants must apply through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

Inquiries: Peggy Chen - HR Business Partner - (02) 8268 2692

Closing date: Tuesday 11 May 2021 (midnight)

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. 

Key Application Responses

How to Apply

Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the key accountabilities and focus capabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter.

Applicants 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:

  1. Describe an experience when you faced a non-familiar financial accounting issue. What steps did you take to resolve the issue within a tight deadline? Please use examples from your current or previous role to support your response.
  2. Describe your experience in preparation of monthly / quarterly / annual reconciliations. In doing so, please describe any accounting related challenges you faced and how you resolved it alongside your team members.

Applicants must also submit a copy of their resume (maximum 3 pages) detailing relevant work history and qualifications, skills and knowledge, and include contact details of two professional referees (who can speak from a supervisory perspective).


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview and/or capability-based assessments. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the recruitment process may be conducted virtually either by telephone, audio/visual links or video-interviewing.