Accountant 12 month Temporary contract

About the business


Liverpool Plains Shire is a vibrant, dynamic and economically strong rural area located four hours north of Sydney and 45 minutes south of the regional centre of Tamworth.  The region has a rich agricultural history and picturesque beauty encompassing the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the sweeping expanse of the fertile Liverpool Plains. The area offers the opportunity for a true rural lifestyle in a friendly atmosphere with excellent transport links.  Council offers a range of benefits to employees including a 9 day fortnight, training and study assistance.


About the role


  • Create, modify and distribute Financial Reports as required and assist in all areas of general financial reporting.
  • Ability to negotiate on important matters with a high degree of independence.
  • Ability to determine the strategic plans with minimal review by senior management.
  • Provide sound advice on major areas key issues of significance to the organisation.
  • Assist in the preparation of Council's annual budget, operational plan.
  • Assist in the preparation and development of Council's financial strategies and Plans.
  • Assist in preparation of periodic budget performance report.
  • Analysing achievability of revenue budgets or opportunities for additional income.
  • Assist in the administration of the core functions of the finance system and the integration of other relevant systems across Council business units.
  • Determining the true cost of Council services through the identification and aggregation of all costs attributed
  • Creation and maintenance of Chart of Accounts that ensures accounts and its structure meets the internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Participate in special projects to develop and maintain computerized financial models and other special projects.
  • Assist with the establishment, development and maintenance of systems and procedures used within the Finance Department.
  • Work in collaboration with and assist the team, manager and other key stakeholders to achieve business unit goals and Council priorities.
  • The employer may direct the employee to carry out such duties that are within the limits of the employee's skill, competence and training as per Clause 8 of Local Government (State) Award 2020.


Benefits and perks


  • 9 day fortnight 
  • $102,304.80 - $130,951.60
  • Temporary 12 month contract



Skills and experience


Essential criteria

  • Degree in Finance or Business (Accounting Major) with extensive practical experience.
  • Full membership of any Australian Professional Accounting Bodies.
  • Proven ability to deliver and implement Financial business systems.
  • Experience in local government finance or similar environment.
  • Ability reason conceptually and solve complex business problems through input of suitable business solutions
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and educate staff.
  • Well developed written and oral communication techniques and ability to deal effectively with internal and external customers,
  • Well-developed skills in time management, setting priorities and planning.
  • Previous experience with Civica Authority or similar business system.  
  • Sound knowledge and experience in applying accounting policies, principles and accounting standards.
  • Proven experience in coordinating a variety of tasks simultaneously to ensure effective service delivery.

Applications close on Friday 20th November at 5.00pm. 


09/11/2020 $0 Tamworth & North West NSW 1 Accounting
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