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Management Accountant

Job No: 103840
Location: Goolgowi

  • Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy an excellent quality of life in this beautiful Regional Shire Council!
  • Attractive salary package circa $88,121 - $96,000 (negotiable with experience) plus super!
  • Friendly, close-knit community and welcoming workplace culture!
  • Enjoy relocation assistance, salary sacrifice options and more!

About the Organisation and Area

Covering an area of 19,000 square kilometres, Carrathool is the largest Shire in the Riverina. Well known for its rich agricultural history, the Shire offers a relaxed, laid-back family lifestyle, with diverse culture, recreation and sporting facilities. With the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers both flowing through the Shire, and the historic Willandra National Park located only a short distance away, residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle in a rural setting.

Carrathool Shire Council (Carrathool) encompasses the town of Hillston, as well as the villages of Goolgowi, Merriwagga, Carrathool and Rankin Springs. The organisation itself is progressive with stable leadership, a committed team and supported by great facilities. The workplace culture is second to none, a place where everyone knows your name and all are welcome.

All employees of Carrathool Shire Council are expected to provide the highest standards of performance and customer service to ensure Council proudly upholds values of Respect, Service, Integrity, Teamwork and Sustainability in its daily operations. The position is based in Goolgowi, which is only around 50km from the major regional centre of Griffith.

About the Opportunity

Carrathool has an exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant  to join their team in Goolgowi, NSW.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Community Services, you will primarily be responsible for managing the processing of relevant transactions and data to ensure the efficient preparation and distribution of accurate and timely financial information.  

More specifically, your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Managing the finance department on a day to day basis, including accounts payable/receivable, revenue, rates, payroll and associated processes;
  • Identifying actions to implement the goals outlined in Council's delivery plan;
  • Undertaking activities necessary for the preparation of Quarterly budget reviews;
  • Assisting with the preparation of the Annual Financial statements accurately; 
  • Preparing budget estimates and explanatory notes for council; and
  • Assisting with the completion of Governmental and Statistical returns.

For more information, please view the full position description here.

About You

To be considered for this position you must have tertiary qualifications in accounting or a relevant field, with a minimum of two years' demonstrated experience in a similar role.

You will hit the ground running and be able to work autonomously on a day to day basis. With the knowledge and practical skills required for an accounting role, you will be cool under pressure with strong people skills.

A working understanding of expenditure management practices in areas including; budgeting, asset management, stores and materials control, loans, payroll and creditors control are a necessity.

Carrathool will strongly consider any candidates with local Government experience.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you.

In return for your hard work and dedication, Carrathool Shire Council is offering an attractive salary package circa $88,121 - $96,000 plus super, salary sacrificing options and indoor clothing allowance.

Housing and relocation assistance can be negotiated for the successful candidate.

In addition, you'll enjoy working in a friendly and supportive environment where your hard work will genuinely be appreciated.

If you're looking to join a dedicated team committed to making a real difference - APPLY NOW!

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