Careers at CEDP


If you are applying for a teaching position in one of our great schools, please provide the referee details of two of your most recent school Principals. If you are a graduate teacher or have worked at only one school, another professional reference will need to be included.

In accordance with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment at Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) that all staff must have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical contraindication. Your vaccination status will be discussed as part of the recruitment and selection process and evidence of your vaccination status must be provided to CEDP before an offer of employment will be made.

Assistant Accountant

Apply now Job no: 502468
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta
Categories: Finance

At Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) we are committed to responding to the needs of students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5,000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. We are always on the lookout for top talent to help us achieve our strategic goal of inspiring the future, through quality catholic schooling and by strengthening the professional lives of our employees.

The Finance and Administration team is part of the Catholic Education Office (CEO) located in Parramatta and we aim to provide exceptional support to schools to ensure that CEDP achieves its strategic goal.

About the opportunity:

Our Finance team here at CEDP are looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join our warm and friendly team. This role is offered on a permanent basis and will report to the Senior Financial Accountant. The focus of your role will be to efficiently support the achievement of month-end processes and to assist with multiple projects. More specifically you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly Balance Sheet, reconciliation of General Ledger, preparation and processing of month end accounting journals

  • Assist in preparing entries to the general and subsidiary ledgers to assure accuracy and compliance with the company’s and established accounting principles

  • Delivering operational finance support, processing financial transactions and ensuring accuracy of data and compliance reporting, including; Provision of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and receipting processes.

  • Assist in the preparation of cash flow for recurrent operations and capital programs

  • Assist in preparation of regular bank reconciliation and other treasury related tasks

  • Undertake asset accounting tasks by partnering with relevant departments

  • Processing and reconciliation of company credit cards

  •  Assist in the preparation of Financial Statements, Fringe Benefits Tax, Business Activity Statement (GST), Government Grant acquittals, ABS surveys and internal/external audit enquiries

  • Assist in preparation of financial acquittals and other reporting to external parties including CSNSW, AGDET, NSW DoE, ACNC, etc in accordance with regulatory guidelines/agreements

  • Assist with ad hoc reporting and accounting projects

  • Implementing, maintaining and monitoring policies, procedures and practices to provide sound financial management and financial tools and technologies to CEDP office and schools

About you:

To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the purpose and core values of CEPD along with:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

  • Up to date knowledge of new accounting standards

  • CA/CPA desired but not essential

  • Exposure to Tech One or any large ERP (eg SAP)

  • 2-3 years experience in a similar function

  • Team player with effective verbal communication skills to build ongoing relationships with internal stakeholders and manage client expectations

  • Adaptability and the drive to follow tasks through to completion both accurately and to required timeframes

  • Experience with month-end recs 

  • Treasury background

  • Audit experience - preparing schedules

  • Statutory reporting and FBT experience

  • Ideally exposure to education, not for profit sector but is not essential

  • Strong excel skills to manage large volumes of data

We believe that our employee community is a key strength of our organisation and we aim to attract the best talent to achieve our strategic goal of being leaders in quality, faith-based education and an Employer of Choice in our sector. Our leaders create inclusive teams and value the individual contributions of our employees. We champion quality education and lead the way in innovation and inspiring the future.


This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with CEDP’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and Code of Conduct When Working With Students and Children. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

CEDP promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Apply today!

If you are determined to make a difference and want to join a diverse organisation committed to transforming lives through faith-based education, click on the APPLY button.  To find out more about CEDP go to or follow us on LinkedIn.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More