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Senior Accounting Officer

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Job Ref:  CCNSW88
Employer:  Cabonne Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Molong NSW 2866, Australia (Show on map)

Senior Accounting Officer

About the Opportunity

Cabonne Council has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Accounting Officer to join its tight knit Finance team in Molong.     

This position's main responsibilities are to provide financial accounting support to the Finance Manager, to assist with the preparation of the annual financial statements and other statistical returns. This position is also responsible for undertaking a variety of accounting and financial functions including general ledger integrity, asset accounting, management of Council’s investments and completing grant acquittals as well as supervising and monitoring the efficiency of the creditors and payroll section, supervising the Accounting Officer and the customer service officer positions.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and efficient assistance with the preparation of annual statements including completion of notes for annual financial statements, special schedules and special purpose reports.
  • Accurately prepare statistical returns (BAS) and prepare when necessary.
  • Actively participate in the completion of the Fringe Benefit Tax return.
  • Provide timely and efficient assistance in accounting requirements of Section 355 committees.
  • Effectively undertake project accounting.
  • Monitor the efficiency of the Creditors section, including supervision of their staff.
  • Accurately complete voucher verification on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure the general ledger is in balance and ensure the integrity of Council’s accounting system. Process general journals as required.
  • Manage Council’s investments according to Council’s investment policy.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget
  • Complete monthly council report on investments
  • Accurately maintain Council’s asset register including all accounting treatments depreciation, disposals, additions, revaluations.
  • Accurately complete grant acquittals and maintain Council’s grant income.
  • Ensure customer service requests are followed through and the actions and outcomes are adequately documented with electronic notes within Council’s records system.

So what do you need to be successful?

  • Strong financial accounting background,  a degree in finance or accounting would be very highly regarded.
  • Experience in the preparation of annual financial statements and an understanding of accompanying notes.
  • Experience in the preparation of statistical returns including Fringe Benefit tax returns and Business Activity statements.
  • Strong ability in the use of accounting software and other relevant software applications. Experience in Synergy Soft would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in all areas of Asset accounting. Experience in Assetic or other asset management software would be highly desirable.
  • Strong accounting skills with the ability to undertake project accounting and complex reconciliations.
  • Experience in the preparation of budgets. Experience in Power budget software would be highly desirable.
  • Ability to supervise and lead a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and report on financial data.
  • Strong Excel knowledge in particular advanced formulae.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Accuracy with a high attention to detail.
  • Highly systematic and organised approach to work with strong prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with customers and staff at all levels

Other details relating to this position are:

  • Salary is $62K to $79K per annum  depending on qualifications and experience, plus superannuation
  • Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award 2017
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job
  • Cabonne Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

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Applications close 8pm Sunday 20 May 2018

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