Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.

The role

The School Finance Support Officer focuses on providing frontline phone financial support and training services to Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) staff to enable the efficient operation of the team in response to newly implemented financial management systems. 

The role exists to support schools in maintaining efficient and reliable accounting and administrative records that meet their internal and external reporting requirements in the provision of over-the-phone support, guidance, analytics, and training.

Reporting to the Supervisor: School Compliance and Accounting, the position will be required to perform tasks, which include but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical and operational support on administration and financial systems via help desk application, phone, and email. 
  • Financial analysis, financial accounting processing, account reconciliation, journals, and support financial controller, through report generation and budget creations 
  • Assisting schools with fees and charges, preparing annual fee generation, including updating existing bill items and adding new bill items in school computer systems. 
  • Researching problems and providing solutions to bring matters to a close. 
  • Assisting schools in preparing reports, operating the financial systems. 
  • Reviewing support resources and providing operational updates as required. 
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of training and procedures documentation. 
  • Assisting with managing attendances, data extractions, checking students, and teacher dashboards. 
  • Promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools mission and vision To know and love Christ through learning and Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.
  • Promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration, and truth. 

The Person

To be successful in this position, you must possess:

  • Experienced in a Finance administration/customer service related support role.
  • Previous involvement in change programs, with an ability to support rapid change and hold a steady course in an ever-changing environment. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across organisational boundaries. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Apps. 
  • Accounting System exposure (Technology One, SAP, etc.). 
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills as well as highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.
  • Ability to address and meet focus capabilities, as stated in the Role Description.

The Process

To apply for this position please click on the APPLY button and follow the prompts.

For any Sydney Catholic Employees, please apply via the careers tile in PHRIS.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing the targeted question below (500 words limit each)

Targeted Question 1: Describe your approach to teamwork. How have you had to adapt to work effectively as part of a team?

Closing Date: Monday, 29 November 2021 at 11:59pm

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri).

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence

Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education Care Workers) Order 2021, all of our staff are required to provide Vaccination Evidence that is compliant with the Order as a condition of employment. Compliance with the Order and providing the evidence is an essential requirement of employment with Sydney Catholic Schools.


To know and love Christ through learning.


Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.


Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity and collaboration.

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