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Your Opportunity:



We are one of the largest education providers, catering for over 76,000 students across 160+ schools who strive to create progressive environments that enhance learning. Our aspiration is to provide a world-class education system where all our students, staff and parents flourish.

The team:

The Accounting team is part of the larger Finance and Infrastructure Directorate who are responsible for assisting school finance staff and Principals to manage the school’s financial responsibilities, compliance requirements, and financial reporting. 

The role:

Daily, you will work directly with schools in person and via phone/email to ensure each school’s financial operations are compliant and performing optimally. Each Accountant develops a good rapport with school leaders and their finance staff to support and guide them with their financial responsibilities, compliance and financial reporting requirements. Assisting Principal’s with the preparation of annual budget along with quarterly budget analysis is also a requirement of these roles.

Your background:

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Ability to effectively engage with people about financial concerns. 
  • Extensive experience with financial or bookkeeping functions and accrual accounting processes
  • Experience in audit preparation and financial reporting
  • Patience and ability to simplify and explain financial concerns
What we can offer you:
  • Additional leave entitlements over Christmas (4 days) 
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Free onsite parking
  • Corporate healthcare rates
  • Heritage listed work environment
  • Staff canteen service
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program.


We value diversity and inclusion, therefore we encourage applications from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability or medical condition who meet the requirements of this position. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia. 

This opportunity won't last long so send your resume today. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.