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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.

(* Please note that there is only 1 position available)
Investigation Division
ICAC Officer Grade 4 / ICAC Officer Grade 5
Permanent full-time
Sydney CBD
Recruitment No. ICAC19/008

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.

Mandatory professional qualification required

Relevant tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Accounting or Business. Current membership with Chartered Accountants ANZ and/or CPA Australia is highly desirable.

Selection criteria

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

You must individually address each of the following selection criteria in your application.

Applications that do not include a response to the selection criteria cannot be comparatively assessed and are unlikely to progress to the next stage.

  1. Demonstrated experience and sound knowledge of financial accounting practices and procedures, including financial reporting systems, and accounting and auditing standards.

  2. Experience in providing forensic accounting expertise and advice, preferably in an investigative or law enforcement environment.

  3. Sound knowledge of forensic accounting services in accordance with APES 215, with demonstrated report writing and interpretation of financial information.

  4. Strong problem solving and financial analytical skills to advance objectives within a multidisciplinary team.

  5. Well-developed written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, occupation, and seniority, both internal and external to the Commission.


The successful candidate will be appointed to either of the respective grades (ICAC Officer Grade 4 or ICAC Officer Grade 5) based on their qualifications and experience.

Forensic Accountant (ICAC Officer Grade 4)

Total remuneration package valued up to $137,202 pa (Salary $111,207 - $123,773 pa), incorporating an overtime allowance of 9.1%, employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Senior Forensic Accountant (ICAC Officer Grade 5)

Total remuneration package valued up to $154,999 pa (Salary $125,705 - $139,828 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 at http://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/ under "Employment Opportunities".

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: Sunday 1 September 2019