Management Accountant

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 13/05/2022

  • Love the Southern Highlands
  • Be part of a team that is enthusiastic, dynamic, and passionate!
  • Full-time (35 hours) 19 day month

Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW, 1.5 hours south-west of Sydney -
Wingecarribee Shire Council is working to create and nurture a vibrant & diverse community in harmony with the region's urban, agricultural & natural environments.

About us and what we are looking for:
At Council we are undergoing an exciting period of transformation and are looking for a talented Management Accountant to provide financial expertise to managers and staff to support sustainable decision-making and maximise the financial performance of Council.

About the role:

  • Contribute to the timely and accurate preparation of the annual budget, long term financial plan, quarterly and monthly financial management reports, capital works reports, and other regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Development of financial management systems that enhance the quality and timeliness of all management and budgetary performance monitoring information.
  • Work across the management accounting function to deliver effective finance business partnering across the organisation.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable legislation, accounting standards and all Council policies and procedures.
  • Provide input into Council policy and strategic documents as it relates to best practice accounting services.
  • Drive improvements in processes and procedures.

    About you:
  • Degree in Finance or Business (Accounting Major).
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar accounting position, with the ability to prepare and review complex reconciliations and the completion of financial reports.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in applying accounting policies, principles and accounting standards.
  • Ability to work across the organisation to understand business requirements as applicable to budgeting.
  • Ability to drive change through policy, procedural and system improvements.
  • Strong spreadsheet and database skills within the Microsoft Office Environment.
  • A high level of interpersonal, presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail and ability to prioritise and complete tasks efficiently and to deadlines.

    The benefits:
  • Competitive salary: $87,928.88 to $101,998 (depending on skills and experience)
  • Focus on Health and Well Being with flexible working conditions.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to our free, confidential employee assistance program (EAP).

    How to apply:
    Please upload your current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria stated in the Position Description that demonstrates how you meet the role requirements.

    Applicants not addressing the essential criteria may not be considered. For further information about the role, please contact Damien Jenkins on (02) 4868 0888.

    In accordance with Wingecarribee Shire Council's COVID 19 Safety Plan, we encourage all employees to be COVID 19 vaccinated.

    We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ, and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

    The Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with a disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process, please advise via .au or (02) 4868 0888 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone)

    Applications are to be received by 5 June 2022. Applications will be progressively reviewed prior to the closing date.

Click here to download the Position Description.