Financial Accountant

Job No: MOR50
Location: Coburg

  • Band 7 - $100K - $112K + Super
  • Permanent Full Time / Monthly RDO


ABOUT COUNCIL

At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000 residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is located Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

Moreland City Council is offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant who enjoys contact with the community and working with a dynamic team to provide support in managing the Council’s financial resources.

The role would best suit an applicant with sound computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs such as Word and Excel, along with an understanding of computer operating systems and financial systems such as Microsoft NAV and Magiq.

Experience in a high activity public contact role with good interpersonal communication, email and written skills will be well regarded, alongside demonstrated administrative experience, particularly with writing clear and concise reports, and managing adopted policies and procedures. The successful candidate will have a CPA/CA qualification and demonstrated knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and their application within the local government sector. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS ROLE 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and their application within the local government sector
  • Professional membership of CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
  • Ability to develop and implement organisational financial policies and regulations

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS ROLE

  • Ensuring that Council’s financial reporting is of a high quality and complies with statutory reporting requirements under various Acts and accounting conventions, namely the Local Government Act and Australian Accounting Standards.
  • Ensuring and maintaining the accuracy and integrity of Council’s financial information and data.
  • Responsible for treasury management, including Council’s borrowings, investments, cashflow management and bank reconciliation function.
  • Providing high level financial advice and analysis including, but not limited to, financial modelling, accounting standard compliance and taxation as it relates to Council.

WHAT THIS ROLE CAN OFFER  

  • Monthly RDO
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of work-life balance
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • Wellness programs & and an active social club

For further information please contact Glenn Johnston on 9240 2482.

Applications close: 5.00 pm, 31 December 2020. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description. Please note that when applying for this role, you will be required to attached your valid Drivers Licence. Please have this ready when completing your application

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

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By submitting this application I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment may be terminated at the discretion of management. I further understand that any offer of employment is subject to all the pre-employment checks are completed to the satisfaction of the Council. Visa Checks, Working with Children Checks & qualifications Visa checks may be undertaken through Visa Entitlement Verification Online to assess candidate suitability for a position if the role requires unlimited work rights. Council may also request you to provide documentation related to Working with Children’s Checks or require you to provide relevant documentation associated with your qualifications relevant to the position you are applying for. Consent to Contact Referees By submitting this application, I consent to the seeking verbal or written information on a confidential basis about me from representatives of my previous employers and/or referees and authorise the information sought to be released by them to the Council to ascertain my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I understand that a representative of Moreland will contact me to gain my permission to contact any listed referee’s before conducting a reference. The information received by Council is supplied in confidence as evaluative material. Medicals and Drug and Alcohol Testing Some positions in safety-sensitive areas may require you to undergo a pre-employment medical or drug and alcohol test before being employed with Council. If the results are deemed that the applicant fails to meet the inherent physical requirements of the position, then the applicant will not be considered for appointment, or if the employee has already been appointed, the employment may be cancelled or terminated. All successful applicants are required to complete a Preliminary Health Declaration Form; with this, Moreland City Council advises that failure to disclose any or all relevant physical, medical or any other illness, injury or condition, or any past or pre-existing illness, injury or condition suffered by you which may affect your ability to fulfil inherent requirements of the position(s) applied for may result in you being disentitled to claim compensation according to the current Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act in respect of any further injury or illness, recurrence, exacerbation or aggravation of this injury, disease or condition. In applying, I consent to Moreland City Council having access to and using the information arising from the pre-employment medicals to consider me for an appointment or if I have already been appointed, the purpose of cancelling or terminating my conditional offer of employment and authorise the information to be released to the organisation. Collection of Personal Information Moreland City Council is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Moreland City Council refers to the current Privacy and Data Protection Act and recognises the importance of privacy and is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information collected, used and stored with us. Moreland City Council’s recruitment system, medical, police check, reference checking and onboarding processes are hosted by external service providers who also recognise the importance of privacy. By proceeding with your application, you acknowledge that your personal information will be hosted by these external service providers kept on file unless you request us not to do so.


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About Moreland City Council

At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000+ residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is located Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.