Cost Controller - Flood Restoration

Job No: TSC1289
Location: Murwillumbah

Our Flood Restoration Team are managing a program of work that is the largest ever undertaken by Tweed Shire Council and one of the most complex which will see the reconstruction of the various roads back to pre-disaster conditions following a declared natural disaster event in February 2022.

This new position provides financial technical support to the team in the delivery of flood restoration and other natural disaster programs. You will work closely with the Finance Team to ensure that the technical records and reporting meet the requirements of the external funding partners.

What's on offer:

  • A base salary ranging from $92,107 per annum with competency-based increments up to $106,005 per annum, plus 11% super.
  • 24-month maximum-term contract.
  • 70-hour, 9-day fortnight.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance.
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking:

  • A certificate qualification in Business or extensive accounting/cost controller experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects.
  • Facilitate engagement with key stakeholders including, funding bodies, contractors, Council partners and government agencies as required.
  • Project lead and support to implement upgrades and new functionality in Council's financial systems.
  • Provide training and be the key point of contact for the operation of the TechnologyOne system in the project. 
  • Develop an understanding of business and operational unit accounting information requirements of Council.

About us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • The Tweed is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.  We provide workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options. 
  • Join an employer of choice. Professionals Australia (Local Government Engineers’ Association) has named Council the 2021 Employer of Choice for our great employment practices within NSW local government. 

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Friday 17 May at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.

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TIPS for Addressing the Selection Criteria

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Pre-Employment Screening:

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process. 

Job offers are not made until screening has been completed. Tweed Shire Council uses third-party providers to undertake:

  • Pre-employment medical – some roles require a functional (physical) assessment, and all positions are subject to drug and alcohol screening (a positive test result means the recruitment process ends and your application will not be considered).
  • Background screening - verifies that the information you have provided throughout the recruitment process is true and correct.  Click here for more information.

Reference Checks are undertaken by the panel. Your 2 referees should ideally be your current and most recent supervisors.  Your referees are not contacted unless you’ve been interviewed and are a preferred candidate.

How To Apply:

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'. 
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below:


1. Hold Certificate qualification in Business or extensive accounting/cost controller experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects.

2. Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and corporate accounting systems.

3. Demonstrated experience in cost monitoring and management of major infrastructure contracts.

4. Demonstrated competence in financial procedures and practice.

5. Demonstrated competence in the application of cost accounting principles to monitor expenditure and income.

6. Demonstrated competent written and verbal communication skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.



Unit   Infrastructure Delivery 
Job Grade  7
Industry  Infrastructure Delivery
Employment Type  Full-time



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