Finance And Asset Specialist

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 11/11/2022

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Finance and Asset Specialist will be responsible for the implementation of identified improvement projects across the organisation and for overseeing Councils Asset Management capability. The position provides input to Council’s Asset Management Policy and Strategy and provides specialist Asset Management advice and direction to other Managers of Council.

  • Provide technical and professional advice regarding Asset Management
  • Oversee the accuracy and completeness of asset management data across the organisation
  • Oversee the compilation of Council’s Corporate Asset Management Plans and strategies
  • Bachelor in Business Management, Accounting or a related discipline
  • Solid experience with development or operation of asset management systems
  • Demonstrated business acumen and analytical skills, with the ability to provide high quality business and financial advice
  • Demonstrated understanding of asset management principles including the link between asset management and financial sustainability
  • Experience leading a team to plan and deliver work against agreed objectives
  • Highly developed communication, leadership and negotiation skills with the ability to effectively manage/coordinate with a variety of stakeholders

You are a finance or business professional with experience and demonstrated understanding of asset management operations and development.  You are a strategic thinker with the ability to coordinate and manage financial projects as well as build strong working relationships with key stakeholders.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program.

DRC also offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet. 

Salary: $86,656 - $100,708 per annum plus superannuation

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 28 November 2022

Enquiries:  For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Chief Financial Officer - 02 6801 4291

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