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Job Ref:  DOE537140
Employer:  Department of Education (WA)
Job Type:  Full Time
Western Australia, Australia (Show on map)
Finance Consultant, Systems Implementation
Pool Ref DOE537140
Level 5, $87,047 - $95,994 per annum (PSGO CSA GA 2017)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE537140

Appointment Pool

Financial Services are seeking to establish a pool of Finance Consultants, System Implementation for appointments to fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2018 and up to the end of November 2019. Placements can be made from the pool for varying durations for commencements during 2018 and up to the end of November 2019.

Please note this pool is being re-advertised. Applicants previously assessed as suitable in our previous pool (Ref DOE529827) need not reapply.

Suitable applicants will work as part of the webSIS Finance Project Team. The webSIS Finance Project Team is part of the Financial Services Directorate and works closely with the ICT webSIS project team. The Project Team is responsible for providing an integrated finance solution for schools comprising of the Finance and the General Ledger, Asset and Resource Management, Purchasing and Payables and Billing and Debtor Management modules and an opportunity for improvement in accounting and business processes to enhance financial management and decision making for school users.

The Project Team is responsible for developing system design, software testing, training, migration, implementation and support to schools. 

The Finance Consultant, Systems Implementation provides high-level support and advice to end users on the implementation of Financial Management Information Systems and accounting operations in schools. They implement conversions, data analysis, migration, assessment of financial management, accounting and revision of the chart of accounts, as well as developing and maintaining effective networks and working relationships with end users to implement a web-enabled finance system package in schools.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  1. Considerable knowledge and understanding of the financial legislative framework, such as Financial Management in Schools: Finance and Accounting, School Education Act, Financial Management Act, Regulations and Treasurer’s Instructions, taxation legislatures and Departmental policy and procedures.
  2. Well developed organisational skills, including practical experience in the development, implementation and support of financial management information systems.
  3. Well developed research, conceptual and risk management skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
  4. Well developed oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and professionally with internal and external stakeholders and build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  5. Well developed written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver financial training programs.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Naomi Higgie, Principal Finance Consultant, by telephoning (08) 9264 0198 or

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

All applications are submitted online.  Simply select “Apply for Job”, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • hold a current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence; and
  • travel to schools and regions.


Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 23 July 2018



ATTACHMENTS: endorsed jdf - generic - finan~lementation - ps l5 - mar 2018.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: East Perth
CLOSING DATE: 2018-07-23 4:30 PM 

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