First listed on: 05 July 2020
Management Accountant

Ongoing, Full-time x 2 positions

Clerk Grade 7/8

Remuneration: $97,152 – 107,541 p.a. (plus 9.5% superannuation and annual leave loading)
Hours per Week: 35

Location: Sydney CBD
Requisition ID: REQ170993


The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is an executive agency of the NSW Ministry of Health.  We play an important role in protecting the health and safety of the public by supporting the 15 NSW Health Professional Councils in managing complaints about NSW health practitioners.

What you'll be doing:

Due to a reorganisation of the finance team, a number of new roles were created. An exciting full-time ongoing opportunity currently exists for an experienced, hardworking and dedicated Management Accountant to join the HPCA’s Finance team in the role of Principal, Budget and Reporting. The Management Accountant supports the Senior Management Accountant in providing budgeting, financial analysis and forecast, and in managing financial and other information necessary for the timely distribution of regular management reports to a portfolio of NSW Health Professional Councils.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and will be responsible for understanding the budget process, forecasting, financial modelling and analysis, and regular reporting against budget for specified Councils.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Principal - Budget and Reporting to provide management accounting advice and services and partnering with a portfolio of Councils, the HPCA and other key stakeholders. This includes expert advice and recommendations based on knowledge of HPCA and Council operations.

  • Partner with key stakeholders to produce and present the annual budgets and forward year cash projections, and regular forecasts for a portfolio of Councils.

  • Manage the payments process for Council and Hearing members, and other financial and related processes in consultation with the financial accounting team and business managers.  This includes the cost allocation methodology applied to labour and other shared and overhead costs.

  • Manage the production of monthly and ad-hoc management reports including financial analysis and forecasting, and narratives for specified Councils.

  • Identify, implement and monitor revenue, cost management and other strategies to ensure Councils achieve or exceed annual financial objectives.  This includes supporting the development of policies and procedures in consultation with Business Improvement Manager and other stakeholders.

  • Conduct financial evaluations, due diligence reviews and development of business cases for specified HPCA and Council operations.

  • Work with the Principal – Budget and Reporting and the Business Improvement Officer to manage information systems and reporting tools, including providing input into system enhancements.

  • Prepare high quality internal and external correspondence, reports, submissions and briefings as required. 

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and eligibility or near eligibility for membership of a recognised professional accounting body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting, financial management reporting and management accounting concepts, preferably in a multi-entity environment with cost allocations.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret information from different sources to proactively identify issues and formulate pragmatic, business focused strategies to address them


This role offers the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to further develop and enhance their skills. The HPCA offers flexible working hours and a supportive work environment.  The position is based at the newly refurbished HPCA Pitt Street offices, located only a short walking distance from Central Station and Belmore Park. There are a number of facilities located within the building, including a food court, a rooftop garden, Yoga and Pilates sessions, bike storage and other amenities. The HPCA upholds NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. 

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 and your CV (no more than 5 pages)

  4. A Recruitment Pool may be created for future vacancies at the same/equivalent salary level

  5. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Tom Tan – Principal, Budget and Reporting on

Targeted Questions:

If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.

1.     Outline why you are you interested in this role, and how would your skills and experience enable you to excel in this position?

2.     Please specify an example of a time where you provided information to support decision making?

The HPCA 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 

  • 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

To learn more about working at the HPCA and Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 11.59pm

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