Job Details

$105000 - $115000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Car Allowance
Job Type
Kylie O'Brien
29 days ago
* Perm Position 
* 105k-115k 
* Shoalhaven area

Primary Purpose of
the Position
  •  This position is responsible for providing Accounting Services and Business partnering within the Finance Department.
  •  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for preparing financial budgets and forecasts with both short and long term views and providing insight and analysis on operating performance.
  •  The position will play an integral role assisting other business units to manage their budgets.
  •  As a senior member within the clients Finance Department, the position will have the ability to think laterally, have an ability to form organisation-wide relationships, and be able to lead and develop a high performing,       cohesive team to ensure we are achieving the Finance unit’s objectives.
Selection Criteria
Essential Qualifications, Licences and Experience

  • Degree in Business, Commerce or equivalent.
  • Five years’ experience in a comparable position.
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Accounting (CA or CPA)
  • Experience leading and developing a small team in a commercial or similar environment
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship
Essential Teamwork and Customer Service Skills

  •  Ability to consult, share information and work collaboratively.
  •  Strong Customer focus and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Essential Technical Skills

  • Good understanding of Australian Accounting Standards
  • Strong budgeting/reporting and financial modeling skills and experience working in matrix or multi-faceted businesses.
  • Demonstrated effective time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to balance competing workloads and deliver within deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a collaborative work ethic, with the ability to provide expert strategic advice in relation to the clients performance and long term sustainability
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills to the extent necessary to provide financial reports and other relevant financial information, along with presentations to senior management.
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines, particularly to meet statutory and organisational reporting requirements in a multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret legislation, guidelines and policies and recommend appropriate changes to process and procedure.
  • Advanced level for Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Change management capability to build the Finance Team’s capacity and implement continuous improvement initiatives
Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of Local Government accounting practices and processes.
  • Knowledge of OneCouncil ERP.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Role Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Business partnering & decision support - build positive relationships with key stakeholders to build financial literacy, promote good finance business practice while becoming familiar with their operations, systems, processes, and policies.
  • Manage change and improvement in budgeting and reporting, fiscal responsibility, and financial processes to ensure operational needs are met through efficient and effective processes.
  • Prepare analysis on Budget and Quarterly review preparation and analysis including public reporting and internal presentations.
  • Manage operating performance, budget variances, trend analysis and KPI reporting to stakeholders including commentary on key variances and recommended actions to bridge gaps.
  • Train business managers and their staff in the use of financial systems and to develop their understanding of financial reports
  • Undertake financial modelling on allocated projects to agreed parameters and deadlines.
  • Manage, coach, and develop a team.
  • Development and maintenance of business models.
  • Ad hoc projects whereby relevant issues are identified and referred to the relevant stakeholders involved.
  • Work with key stakeholders to prepare the Operational Budget, Quarterly review and analysis of financial and non-financial data including public reporting and internal presentations. (i.e. it is more than just the numbers)
  • Assist the business with modelling short and long term strategies, planning and business cases to ensure the financial viability of CoP plans and projects.
  • Identifying and unlocking efficiencies to the line on managing financial systems strategy
  • Communicate regularly with business partners and business units providing regular and insightful reporting and analysis.
  • Regularly communicate with Leadership and Executive teams to influence change.