Principal Financial Analyst - Financial Control Team

Financial Management & Reporting
REQ136455 Requisition #

Role Title: Principal Financial Analyst

Employment Type:  Ongoing Full Time
Role Classification:  Clerk Grade 11/12
Remuneration: $128,089 - $148,134 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Hours per Week: 35 
Requisition ID: REQ136455 

Location: North Sydney (Moving to St Leonards in 2020)

Closing Date: 11:59pm 24 November 2019

  • Join a high performing, dynamic team!
  • Challenge yourself in our fast paced finance environment!

About this role
Challenging role in a fast paced dynamic environment, where you will lead a team and provide high quality financial statements, technical accounting advice, and accounting services for the NSW Ministry of Health. 

Where you'll be working
The role sits within the Budget Management and Accounting Unit (BMAU) in the Financial Services and Asset Management (FSAM) Division of the Ministry of Health. You will have interaction with other teams within the FSAM Division and thus have a unique opportunity to engage with other finance professionals both internal and external to the Ministry.

What you'll be doing

The Principal Financial Analyst Leading the Financial Control Team is responsible for the preparation of financial statements for the Ministry of Health Parent entity, and providing a range of financial accounting services for the Ministry in line with accounting requirements and standards, and consistent with Ministry directives and Treasury requirements. The position will also provide high level technical accounting advice and formulate policies to ensure compliance in the Ministry of Health Parent entity.  

To be successful in this role, you will

  • Possess a CPA or CA qualification
  • Have an understanding of Australian Accounting Standards, and public sector accounting requirements
  • Have extensive skills and experience in financial accounting and analysis within a large and complex organisation
  •  Be able to lead a team in providing clear and accurate financial reporting for management and other stakeholders.

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. A Recruitment Pool may be created for future vacancies
  5. Please note you cannot apply for this role through iWorkforNSW, please click here to access the application process through the NSW Health Portal.

For role related queries contact David Sabanayagam at

If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on


1) Describe your experience in leading a team in the preparation of statutory financial statements within a tight timeframe? In doing so, please describe a situation where you have been responsible for determining the correct accounting treatment for a complex accounting issue. 

2) Describe a recent situation where you had to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to tackle a difficult financial accounting problem. In doing so please describe how you resolved any disagreements between stakeholders to reach a cohesive outcome.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:

•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

Applications Close: 11:59pm 24 November 2019

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