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Senior Forensic Accountant

Employed by the Chief Commissioner for the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to fulfil the ICAC’s objectives through its investigation and prevention functions. This is a rewarding and challenging role for an experienced and motivated person.

Investigation Division
ICAC Officer Grade 5
Permanent full-time
Sydney CBD

Primary purpose of the position

Apply forensic accounting expertise in the investigation of allegations of corrupt conduct in performance of the Commission’s principal functions.


To be eligible to apply for this position you must meet one of the following statuses:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent Australian resident.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria form a specific part of the selection process.

It is essential that the successful applicant meet and address the selection criteria.  You must individually address each of the following selection criteria in your application:

  1. A degree or higher-level qualification in Commerce, Accounting or Business from a recognised Tertiary Institution. A qualification in forensic accounting and/or membership or eligibility for membership of a professional accounting association or institute is highly desirable.

  2. Significant experience in providing forensic accounting expertise, advice and expert reports and statements to support complex investigations into alleged serious offences and/or public sector misconduct and proceedings arising in and from those investigations.

  3. An expert understanding of business and financial information reporting systems, accounting and auditing standards and techniques, forensic fraud asset and funds tracing, qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and APES 215 Forensic Accounting Services standards.

  4. Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to write well and communicate effectively with people of diverse background, occupation, and seniority, both internal and external to the Commission.


Total remuneration package valued up to $151,219 pa (Salary $122,639 - $136,418 pa), incorporating an overtime allowance of 8.7%, employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Security vetting 

The successful applicant will undergo a stringent probity assessment. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged, prior to submitting an application, to obtain more detailed information on this process, which can be found on our  Employment Opportunities page.

Additional information

Flexible work practices promoted.


Applicants must obtain an information package and, in your job application, individually address all selection criterion as contained in this advertisement. In addition, your application will need to include a covering letter and your resume. More detailed information on this can be found on the Commission's website under "Employment Opportunities".

For an information package, please download the following:

Position description

Selection Criteria

Applicant Information Package

Code of Conduct

For a hard copy of the information package, contact Ms Milka Rezo on (02) 8281 5860 or by e-mail at mrezo@icac.nsw.gov.au. If you have any further queries after reading the information package please contact Mr Jeffrey Lawrence on (02) 8281 5885 or by email at jrlawrence@icac.nsw.gov.au.

TTY facilities are available for people who are speech or hearing impaired. If applicants require this service, please call on TTY (02) 8281 5773.

All applicants are encouraged to submit their application on-line. Alternative methods for lodging a job application is contained in the Applicant Information Package.

For any questions related to technical difficulties associated with lodging an application, please contact the “I Work for NSW” support line on 1800 562 679 or email support@iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.

If you feel that you have the necessary experience and background to make a valued contribution to the ICAC's operations then we welcome an application from you. The Commission is an EEO employer. 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 May 2019