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Employer:  King Island Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Currie TAS 7256, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $57106 - $66709 plus Super depending on qualifications and experience.

Graduate Accountant

KING ISLAND Experience our reality

Surrounded by wildly rugged coastline and some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, King Island is a small community with a big heart. Located 80km from Tasmania and 90km from the Victoria Coastline, King Island is accessible via various daily flights from Wynyard, Launceston and Melbourne.

This truly is a rewarding time to be part of the future on King Island and the role that King Island Council plays in advancing the future.

King Island Council is seeking to employ a Graduate Accountant assist in providing the highest standard of financial and management accounting to the organisation and the community of King Island. The position will achieve its overall purpose through meeting statutory returns and accounting requirements, and assisting in providing IT support, alongside a small team of finance and customer services team members.

King Island Council is offering a salary range of $$57106 - $66709 plus Super depending on qualifications and experience. Your application should include a covering letter, your resumé and must address the selection criteria.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experiences

  • Tertiary level qualifications in accounting (or significant progress towards qualification)
  • Knowledge of financial management, including budget development, preparation of statutory financial statements and FBT and GST returns
  • Working knowledge and interpretation ofAustralian Accounting Standards
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and liaise effectively with staff in other departments
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • High level of proficiency in the use of the Microsoft family of products
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and achieve planned objectives
  • Excellent communication and well-developed report writing skills
  • Minimum of C class provisional driver’s licence


  • Membership of Professional Accounting Body (CPA or CA) or ability to obtain
  • Accounting experience in Local Government or other multi-faceted organisations
  • IT knowledge of systems, processes and liaising with IT contractors
  • Experience with MagiQ or similar software

For further information and to obtain a copy of the full Position Description, please visit our website Applications close on Monday 25 June at 9.00am and should be addressed to:

General Manager

King Island Council

PO Box 147


OR email:

Applications close on 25 June 2018 at 9.00am. 

Further information available here Applicant Information(85 kb)

Full Position Description available here Graduate Accountant PD(409 kb)

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