Asset Accountant

Job Description

Title: Asset Accountant

Company Name: Penrith City Council

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs, penrith

Employment Status: Full Time

About the organisation

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education 
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

About the Department

In Financial Services we are responsible for the effective and efficient management of Council financial functions, including corporate and financial accounting, rates and purchasing & supply.

We are fit for the future and our hard working team of finance professionals are building on our strong financial sustainability and facilitating the delivery of our Community’s and Council’s vision for our City.

About the Role

In this role you will be responsible for the maintenance, reconciliation and reporting of Council’s Infrastructure, Property, Plant and Equipment (IPPE) including acquisitions, disposals and depreciation.

You will be involved with the revaluation of assets as required and be responsible for the preparation of annual financial statements relating to IPPE. In addition, you will assist with the financial aspects of Council Vehicle Packages in accordance with Council Policy and participate in Council’s overall Fleet Management function. You will need to be able to work well on your own, as well as in a team environment.

Essential Criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in Accounting or a related field
  • Experience in the preparation of Annual Financial Statements in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards
  • Sound knowledge of FBT as it relates to vehicle packages
  • Previous experience with asset accounting including revaluations
  • Strong reconciliation skills
  • Ability to work both on your own and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills in Excel and financial software packages
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous Local Government experience
  • Experience using Technology One Financials (Finance 1)
  • Microsoft Access skills
  • A current Class C Driver Licence

Commencing Salary: $92,366.00 - $106,917.00 per annum, plus 9.5% Superannuation

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description, find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council and submit your application.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (Essential and Desirable listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Cheryl Freeburn, Operational Finance Coordinator on 4732 8041.

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position. 

Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.  

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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