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St Philip's Christian College Waratah

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 St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle is seeking a dedicated, dynamic, passionate and highly-skilled Christian to join our Finance Team.

About us

The St Philip's Christian College group of schools leads the way in Whole of Life Education. The College spans six schools and caters to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Tertiary Learning.

At St Philip's Christian College, we passionately believe in the need for independent schools which develop the whole child - intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually; schools that maintain high academic and behavioural standards while keeping the truth of the Christian Gospel at its core. 

 About the role

As an experienced Accountant, you will assist the Business Manager with the accounting responsibilities required to successfully and efficiently manage this very busy K-12 school. 

 General duties may include: 

  • Develop, promote and maintain the ethos and vision of the College
  • Management and processing of Income from various sources
  • Reconciliation of Credit Card Statements
  • General Ledger reconciliations and journal entries including accruals
  • Management of Accounts Payable and Commercial Debtors
  • Reconciliation of Liability accounts including Suspense/Contra, GST, PAYG, FBT
  • BAS calculations (GST and PAYG)
  • Assist in the preparation of various Government, Commonwealth and State reporting i.e. Census
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets Register additions, disposals and depreciations
  • Assist in the development of annual operating budgets 

 The successful applicant will be strongly aligned to the values of the College and demonstrate these essential attributes: 

  • An active relationship with Christ expressed through church involvement
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Accounting
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Highly developed attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with parents, students, staff, teachers and the school community
  • Understand the importance of and the ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters within the College
  • Personal qualities of sensitivity, enthusiasm and confidence in an educational business setting
  • The ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Business Manager and finance team
  • Previous experience within a school environment is desirable 

To submit your application, please download the Non-Teacher Application Form from the Employment Section of our Website (www.spcc.nsw.edu.au/newcastle/our-story/jobs) and forward it, along with a brief covering letter addressing the essential criteria, to: The Principal – Mrs Pam O’Dea Newcastle.jobs@spcc.nsw.edu.au.   

Applications will close 9am Friday 5th August 2022.

For an initial discussion or enquiries about the role please contact Deb Adams on 4960 6600 or email Debbie.Adams@spcc.nsw.edu.au. 

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Job details
Date posted
29 Jul 2022
$70k ~ $80k
Contract type
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Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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