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Accounts Clerk

Australian Embassy Paris, Paris

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Australian Embassy Paris
4 rue Jean Rey
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Accounts Clerk






2582 € Monthly gross salary (+ 13-month Bonus)

Employment conditions

LES Level - Prospective applicants should note that this is a Locally Engaged Staff position not entitled to diplomatic conditions of service, and requiring a valid work visa for France.

Starting date

As soon as possible


Australian Embassy in Paris
4 Rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris


Application to be send by Email ONLY (in both English AND French)

- CV
- Cover Letter

About your application (Please read carefully before applying)

In order to apply, you will have to answer several questions, including 4 to 6 questions to assess your motivations to join the embassy. Should this be more convenient, you can choose to answer those questions in a separate Word/PDF document to be enclosed within your application (NB: you will have the possibility to enclose 2 documents)

You will also have to provide an indication of your level of English and French skills.

To help you assessing your language level, you can use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

More information available on: 

Self-assessment grid in English available here: 

Self-assessment grid in French available here: 

The Australian Embassy aims to ensure that people are engaged on the basis of their ability rather than their race, gender or background.


About the Department Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of DFAT is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australias security, enhancing Australias prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. 

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australias pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the Position

In December 2016, the French and Australian Governments signed an Inter-Government Agreement for the design, development and construction of a fleet of 20 new SEA 1000 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The new submarines will be designed and developed with DCNS engineers based in Cherbourg. Construction of the fleet will take place at the naval shipyards in South Australia. As part of the design and development phase, the Commonwealth Acquisition and Sustainability Group (CASG) will deploy a team of up to 50 engineers to Cherbourg over the next seven years. The embassy will be required to provide a range of support services to the deployed personnel.

Under the direction of the Accountant, the occupant of this position will deliver financial services to the Project team based in Cherbourg. However, the occupant will work as a member of the Accounts section based in Paris. It is expected that there will be some overnight travel between Paris and Cherbourg.

Qualifications / Experience requested

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

- General clerical accounting in accordance with established guidelines and legislation: 
- Process payments from posts bank account to vendors, as per properly completed and authorised payment forms
- Process and monitor payments, reminders and other issues from employees and suppliers
- Mail cheques
- Provide assistance, advice and training to users

- Establish and maintain appropriate record keeping in accordance with embassy guidelines
- Maintain SAP Vendor database and Asset Register,
- Prepare and record all charges, including VAT reimbursements, in accordance with Departmental financial regulations and guidelines,
- Calculate travel advances for authorised movement requisitions; prepare acquittal of travel advance,
- Process salary allotments, in accordance with CASG/Defence instructions,
- Calculate and process CASG conditions of service, where required and in accordance with the applicable provisions,
- Provide back-up to general Accounts Clerk position.



- Fluency in French and a high level of written and spoken English
- Good knowledge of Excel, Sage 100 and SAP
- Proven experience in general clerical accounting
- Proven organisation skills and extremely rigorous


- Formal accounting qualifications
- Experience in payroll

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