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Accountant Financial Systems

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Job Ref:  CEN1293
Employer:  Central Coast Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Central Coast, NSW, Australia (Show on map)

Accountant Financial Systems

  • Fantastic lifestyle location - Central Coast, NSW
  • Showcase your exceptional financial systems skills in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • Permanent full time position +RDO

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hours drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work

The role of Accountant – Financial Systems is responsible for the delivery of the day to day operations of Council’s financial systems and business process development, supporting projects to improve effectiveness of financial services and to maintain and enhance the integrity and financial integration of Council’s information systems.

In addition the role will be ensuring system integrity and financial integration of Council’s information systems in accordance with the organisational and finance strategic objectives.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Proactively research new developments in the areas of system expertise and business process to recommend and implement appropriate changes to core systems striving for continuous improvement;
  • Maintaining system data, tables, and integration relationships across council’s financial systems, including the timely opening and closing of systems reporting calendars;
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate documentation relating to user guidelines, training material, configuration documents and testing procedures.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree qualification in Finance or Accounting OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role working in a large organisation using complex integrated financial systems e.g. Oracle, Civica or equivalent and extensive experience using MS Excel at an advanced level;
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of Australian Accounting Standards, Local Government Act (1993), Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting, OLG Guidelines, Ministers Orders and Circulars, and Water Management Act (2000);
  • Considerable experience in the maintenance and development of reporting solutions, systems integration, investigations, recommendations and sustainable solutions for the organisation. Capacity to plan and prioritise, time manage and organise workloads in order to meet changing priorities, organisation goals and legislative timeframes;
  • Experience working in a team environment and with staff at all levels of the organisation and an ability to provide timely, accurate and effective financial systems advice and support and demonstrate ownership and accountability for own work performance and outcomes;
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and self-motivation and to build strong creditable relationships and promote a positive, collaborative work environment to achieve organisational outcomes by influencing, persuading and negotiating outcomes;
  • Proven ability to assess and interpret information to formulate recommendations and provide specialist advice to enable the organisation to achieve quality outcomes.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Membership of or equivalent qualifications for membership of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA), or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

This role provides a salary range of $1405.25 to $1686.68 per week ($73,269 to $87,941 per annum) + Superannuation.

Enquiries:  Garry Teesson, Financial Controller Systems, ph: (02) 4350 5276.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Thursday, 23 August 2018.

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