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Senior Finance Officer - Holy Spirit Primary, St Claire

Apply now Job no: 502651
Work type: ongoing full-time
Location: Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta
Categories: Finance

At the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) we are committed to responding to the needs of our students in a world that is changing rapidly. With 5 thousand 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 our 40 thousand 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.

We are currently seeking skilled Senior Finance Officers to ensure the efficient and effective management of school operations to achieve the school's objectives.

About the opportunity:

As a member of the Administration Team the Finance Officer works collaboratively with other school staff to provide support and assistance to teachers, students and school leadership in the successful delivery of financial, clerical and administrative services at the College.  The Finance Officer is a school-based appointment, with delegated responsibility by the Principal and Principal delegate.

This position is classified as a Level 6 under the NSW and ACT Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020 paying $40.01 per hour.

Working in partnership with the school Administrative team and reporting to the Principal and school Business Manager, The Senior Finance Officer will be accountable for:

  • Use and maintenance of Technology One.

  • Financial management and reporting, including assisting with preparation of school budget, school fees, monthly reconciliation of finance accounts and GST reports.

  • Receipting all fees and charges, executing banking and bookkeeping procedures, maintaining the asset register, tracking and processing excursion/incursion documentation and payments;

  • Managing billing and accounts receivable, purchasing, asset, inventory and accounts payable;

  • Maintaining systems and data, meeting system milestones and reporting, reconciliation and audit requirements;

  • Providing advice requiring knowledge of financial and administrative policies and procedures and/or the interpretation of system rules and regulations;

  • Other general financial management tasks as designated by the Principal or delegate

  • Other general administrative duties as required and directed by the Principal or delegate

About you:

To be successful in this highly rewarding role you will demonstrate alignment to the values of CEDP along with:

  • The ability to work under pressure, to deadlines and a passion to succeed

  • Adaptability and an ability to navigate changing/transforming environments. 

  • First rate attention to detail and compliance

  • Tertiary qualifications in the relevant area of study

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills

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.

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.

A Working With Children Check is mandatory for all roles within CEDP. For more information, please visit The Office of The Children’s Guardian here.

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