Senior Fixed Asset Accountant

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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/IFSG/20006928A
Closing Date: 03-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 62957 - Senior Fixed Asset Accountant 04-11-22 (3).doc (Word, 231KB)
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Contact: Amila Wijesinghe
+61 3 7022 2639

Position Details

Senior Fixed Asset Accountant


The Department of Education and Training has one of the largest asset portfolios in Australia. The purpose of this role is to ensure the Department's property, plant and equipment is reported in compliance with the Financial Management Act 1994, Department of Treasury and Finance Reporting Directions and Australian accounting standards.

The Senior Fixed Asset Accountant will be responsible for the developing business processes of accounting for assets to ensure ongoing compliance with best practice and accounting standards. Working as part of a team, this is a dynamic role which focuses on the full end to end asset accounting function and applying best practice to identify process improvement opportunities.

The role requires excellent written skills for the development of key fixed asset policies and procedures. Further, technical accounting skills are required to deliver the requirements of state government accounting within the context of the Department's corporate plan and operational environment.

Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential for this role to forge superior working relationships with senior staff across the Department and to deliver critical deliverables in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close 3 February 2023

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