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Team Leader Financial Processes

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Employer:  City of Canterbury-Bankstown
Job Type:  Full Time
Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia (Show on map)

Team Leader Financial Processes

  • Bankstown Location
  • Career progression opportunity
  • Dynamic team

Here at ‘The City of Canterbury Bankstown’, we are committed to providing development opportunities for our people. We ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our community as well as a flexible and inclusive working environment that appeals to enthusiastic and talented professionals.

The Role:

This position provides direction, leadership and accountability to the Financial Processes team.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise, lead and manage the Financial Processes team in the delivery of an efficient and effective accounting function for Council. 
  • Allocate and supervise workloads to ensure the systematic function of the section at council adopted standards. 
  • Develop, mentor, coach and empower staff to build a high -performance team culture.
  • Ensure all service level agreements and customer obligations are met by the team.
  • Motivate staff to achieve section outcomes; create, implement and monitor individual work plans for staff.
  • Responsible for the ongoing performance measurement and ensuring performance meets agreed standards.
  • Drive system improvements within the team, to support the delivery of effective, high quality, targeted and best value services.
  • Ensure the financial processes comply with statutory obligations and ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards.
  • Ensure all statutory financial and reporting requirements are met.
  • Ensure Council meets all its taxation obligations including required substantiation, reporting, payment and administration.
  • Liaise with all sections of the Finance unit to ensure the Council's provided with an efficient and effective financial framework.
  • Lead the team to ensure any service level agreements and customer obligations are met in relation to financial transaction processing.
  • Responsible for ensuring all reconciliations related to the financial processing section are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all grants are managed, accounted for, reconciled, reported and acquitted.
  • Build strong working relationships based on credibility and open communication.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by the Coordinator Financial Operations and/or Manager Finance.

Essential Criteria includes but not limited to:

  • Degree qualifications in accounting, business, commerce or a related field and/or extensive relevant experience in financial transaction processing.
  • Membership of a recognised professional accounting organisation (e.g. CPA or CA) which requires degree plus professional certification studies
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with an accounting enterprise system to manage and oversee the financial system.
  • Proven experience in leading, motivating and managing staff
  • Effective complaints handling skills and experience 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills 
  • Exercising judgment, control and leadership in difficult and confronting situations 
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply' button below and creating a login using your email address. When submitting your application, make sure to address the Essential Criteria mentioned in the below Position Description in your covering letter. To apply you must address the Essential and Desirable criteria in the position description

People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Thursday 24 May 2018.

For more information, please contact Ranka Vlahovic (Co-Ordinator Financial Management) on 02 9707 9668.

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