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Trainee Accountant Financial Services

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Job Ref:  CEN1360
Employer:  Central Coast Council
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Central Coast, NSW, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $935.55 to $1122.80 per week ($48,779 to $58,542 per annum) + superannuation

Trainee Accountant Financial Services

  • Career and lifestyle benefits
  • Excellent trainee opportunity to put your knowledge to use and learn new skills
  • Fixed term full time trainee position for up to 2 years
  • Salary range between $935.55 to $1122.80 per week ($48,779 to $58,542 per annum) + superannuation

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn the varied duties and tasks of a Trainee Accountant, Financial Services. You will be participating in on the job training, which will include assisting with the financial / management accounting aspects of Council’s Finance operations.

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily progress through and complete an approved specialty qualification as listed in the Essential Criteria.  The Traineeship is for a maximum of 2 years or on completion of your studies, whichever is completed first.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Actively support the Financial Services Unit by providing financial and management accounting assistance to Council’s Financial Services teams;
  • Understanding and building knowledge of Australian accounting standards and guidelines;
  • Understanding and building knowledge of Council’s various accounting and business systems/applications.

Essential Criteria:

  • Currently undertaking studies required for the completion of a Degree in Finance or Accounting or related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and actively contribute in a team environment to achieve organisational goals and outcomes;
  • Ability to spot data trends and discrepancies, and make calculations;
  • Have strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Ability to input data correctly, be detailed oriented and have good computer skills;
  • Ability to deliver assigned tasks on time to meet schedules and deadlines;
  • Capacity to prioritise, manage and organise workloads in order to meet changing priorities, corporate goals and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with staff and the public.

Enquiries:  Carlton Oldfield, Unit Manager Financial Services on 4350 1629

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight Monday 24 September 2018.

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