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Manager Finance Services

Job No: 95921
Location: St George, QLD

  • Kick-start 2018 away from the hustle and bustle with a progressive regional Council
  • Fantastic opportunity for a proven Accountant/Finance Officer looking to take the next step-up in their career
  • Attractive remuneration circa $80,000 PLUS super AND relocation assistance!
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave and family friendly environment

About the Opportunity

The Balonne Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for a Manager Finance Services to join their busy team in St George, QLD, on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Director Finance and Corporate Services, you’ll be primarily responsible for providing financial leadership, development and strategic direction to Council, to enable an effective delivery of financial services to meet the goals of Council's corporate and operational plans. Critically, your key process responsibilities will include:

  • Management accounting;
  • Cost accounting;
  • Asset accounting;
  • Long-term financial planning;
  • Budget;
  • Internal and external audit requirements;
  • Procurement management, compliance and internal controls.

In addition to operational delivery, you will be required to develop strategies that will address the long-term financial sustainability of the organisation including asset management, whole-of-life costing, financial improvement, financing and cost management. 

As this is a leadership role, the successful candidate will also need to have an aptitude for leadership and provide guidance and mentoring support to a small team of 4-6 people including Accounts Payable/Receivable, a Rates Officer and a Procurement Officer. 

Please note: To be eligible for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident.

To view the full position description and selection criteria click here

What we are looking for

This position would be well-suited to an Accountant, Finance Officer or similar, looking for the opportunity to progress their career. 

To be considered for this position you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications in Accounting or similar and have demonstrated experience and knowledge of contemporary financial management and financial sustainability practices. This will include (but not be limited to) cost accounting, management accounting and long-term financial budgeting and planning.

A CA or CPA and/or previous Local Government experience, whilst not mandatory, would be highly regarded.

A strategic thinker with good problem-solving skills, you will have the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and legislative requirements - using your initiative to analyse data and make recommendations on solutions. 

Importantly, you will be a personable and driven leader with strong communication skills and the willingness and ability to lead and develop your team to deliver high-quality outcomes. 

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive A08 remuneration circa $80,000 dependent on skills and qualifications, plus super, relocation assistance and 5 weeks' annual leave! Rent assistance, RDOs and flexible work arrangements can also be discussed for the right person. 

A family friendly community with plenty of amenities including schools close by, life in St. George is the perfect move for someone who wants to continue to grow and prosper in their career away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities.

This role would be perfect for someone looking to improve on their work/life balance and/or someone who is looking for a career move to a Council that offers fantastic training and on-going career progression opportunities. 

About Balonne Shire Council and life in St George

The Balonne Shire Council services a population of just under 5,000 residents and is located around 500 km's from Brisbane on the New South Wales border. The region is supported by the towns of Dirranbandi, Bollon, Thallon, Mungindi, Hebel, Nindigully and Boolba, with the town of St. George acting as the shire’s business centre. 

Council's three core values revolve around their customers, their people and their reputation. These three pillars are critical to everything they do and all staff are aligned to these values in the work they deliver each and every day. 

The region is surrounded with gorgeous rivers, all of which are hot spots for Yellowbelly and Murray Cod fishing. The Balonne Shire also plays host to a number of fantastic annual events, including fishing competitions, golf carnivals, motorbike endurance rallies, country shows and rodeos and wool, craft and flower shows. 

To apply, please fill out your personal details below and attach a current resume and cover letter when requested to do so.

Please note: Applications must be received no later than Thursday 8th February at 5pm. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and suitable candidates may be contacted before this time. 

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