Accountant/Senior Finance Officer Position

Published on Thursday, 4 May 2023 at 1:18:53 PM

Information Package - Accountant/Senior Finance Officer

Accountant/Senior Finance Officer

An exciting opportunity has become available for a full-time permanent position for an experienced Senior Finance Officer.

You would be working to support Council's Executive Manager of Corporate Services in delivering effective and efficient finance functions. Council's Corporate Services Department is a supportive, dynamic and innovative team. This is an exciting time to join the Shire, we have recently adopted a new chart of accounts (COA) and are transitioning to a new cloud based payroll system with further implementations of cloud based software progressing into future years.

You need to demonstrate experience in areas such as monthly balance sheet reconciliations and financial reporting, bank reconciliations, GST and FBT administration, payroll management, teamwork and leadership. High attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to provide high-level customer service to both internal and external clients is necessary.
You will also be ensuring month and year end processing and any required audit documentation are completed to a high standard and in accordance with internal controls.

A salary of $80,000 is available with a uniform allowance of $400 per annum, superannuation of 10.5%, 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading.
Please submit your resume including the name of 2 Referees and cover letter addressing the following selection criteria, marked attention to Tricia Brown at by 5.00pm Friday 19th May 2023.
Selection criteria:
• Formal qualifications in Accounting/Finance (or studying towards)
• Understanding of finance functions, legislation and accounting standards
• Significant practical experience in payroll
• Proven time management, attention to detail and prioritisation skills
• Effective leadership skills with the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

If you have any queries or would like more information about this position, please contact Tricia Brown, Executive Manager Corporate Services on or 96452400.

A position description can be obtained via the link above or by contacting the Shire on ph. 9645 2400 or email

The Shire values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all age groups and cultural backgrounds.

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