The expertise and commitment of Ascham’s teachers are just two reasons why Ascham girls achieve such success at school and in later life.

Consistently strong academic results are clear evidence of our quality of teaching and commitment to excellence and girls leave the School regarding their teachers as partners on their educational journey.

Ascham aims to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining high quality people, experts in their fields who are dedicated to supporting girls in their academic and wider endeavours. Through the activities of the Dalton Plan, we see a positive and proactive approach to work and a passion to participate in School life.

Staff wellbeing is paramount to the School, and we provide appropriate care and professional development programs to ensure all staff can contribute positively and successfully to the School.

Any current vacancies are listed below. For enquiries please contact our Human Resources team.

Current vacancies

Management Accountant

Position description

We are looking for an energetic team player to be a part of our finance team. Someone with excellent communication skills who has the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and develop good working relationships.

The Management Accountant will work in collaboration with the Head of Finance to oversee accounting procedures and prepare forecasts, budgets, risk analysis and oversee payroll and accounts payable/receivable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include:

  • Preparation of various accurate and timely Monthly Financial Reports and year-end statutory financial reports
  • Assist in the maintenance and reconciliation of all relevant General Ledger accounts including banks, debtors, prepayments, fixed asset register, accruals, GST and loans
  • Assist Head of Finance with preparation of year end statements and end of year audit work papers, providing external auditors with analysis and documentation required
  • Assist in reporting on financial information to enable school strategic and operational planning.
  • Responsible for managing Accounts Payable (AP) and Accounts Receivable (AR) staff, setting development goals
  • Assist with preparation and monitoring of departmental and general operational revenue and expenses budget. Ensure budget is reconciled on regular basis
  • Prepare and submit all government reporting requirements including BAS, FBT, EMDG, Government funding reconciliations along with Government surveys and statistical returns
  • Assist in preparation of Ascham Parents and other Association Accounts including providing timely financial reports to the directors of these entities

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 3 years post-graduate experience ideally gained from audit or group accounting
  • Management and leadership skills—able to delegate work effectively and develop staff
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Relationship building skills
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel and advanced numerical skills
  • Previous experience in a school environment (desirable)

The successful applicant will enjoy a stimulating work environment in a team of talented professionals, and attractive remuneration and benefits.

A valid Working With Children Check is a requirement to work at the School.

To apply: email a cover letter, your CV and the names and contact details of three referees to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au by COB Monday 4 November 2019.

Casual teachers P–6

To express an interest in working at Ascham as a casual teacher in our Junior School, please submit your curriculum vitae along with a cover letter outlining your availability and copies of qualifications to recruit@ascham.nsw.edu.au.

All casual teachers are required to provide the School with a current Working With Children Check number.

Position Description

Residential Assistants

Undertaking a Gap year at Ascham as a Residential Assistant offers many opportunities to grow and develop personally and to aid in the growth and development of our girls.

Duties may involve assisting staff with administration, attending excursions and School camps, supervising the boarders on weekend activities and providing general assistance around the School. All the duties vary and are rostered on a rotational basis each term.

Residential Assistants are offered accommodation in a central location within the School, all meals (during term time) and an allowance. Every Residential Assistant has access to kitchen facilities, lockable bedrooms, a bathroom and comfortable lounge room.

Appointments are made via the Letz Live Gap year program and you are invited to lodge your application as soon as possible. You will be required to complete an online application form, nominating three individuals (one from your current education provider) to act as references. Please ensure you register your application before the relevant closing dates to avoid potential disappointment.
All questions and queries can be directed by email to Carl Palmer – Country Coordinator (Australia & Thailand).

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