Title: Management Accountant
Company Name: Peak Services
Job Location: Australia, Queensland, Northern QLD, townsville
Employment Status: Full Time
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Hughenden is situated in North West Queensland half-way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway and is situated on the banks of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin and is the business and commercial centre of the Flinders Shire. It is also located on the Overlanders Way (Flinders Highway) that is a 1550 kilometre driving adventure across the breadth of Queensland and into the Northern Territory linking the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef to the rugged Aussie Outback.
This is a genuine opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds - an enviable lifestyle underpinned by a rewarding position with one of the region’s pre-eminent employers.
Flinders Shire Council is made up of the Mayor and six Councillors who work closely with the executive team; the CEO, two Directors and three Line Managers to deliver through the 10 streams of operations, with approximately 135 employees.
Council’s 2020/21 budget provides for total revenue of $59.6 million with total expenses of $45.5 million, ensuring a balanced budget.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Financial Services and working closely with the Executive Management team, this is a newly created role resulting from a review and restructure of Council’s operations. The position essentially requires an experienced and astute Management Accountant to supervise Council's Finance Team to deliver ongoing finance support and contribute to Council's future financial plans.
You will join to oversee and ensure end of FY processes are being completed including the drafting of the Annual Financial Statements and end of year Audit. This is a well organised department. They are up to date with statements and budgets – your task will be to bring a dedicated focus to the role and to be very involved in managing the financial duties and requirement of Council.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
As a skilled Management Accountant, you will be able to demonstrate professionalism and a commitment to providing a high level of service and continuous improvement in previous roles. Strong coaching skills together with senior experience in financial accounting, administration and governance are perquisites underpinned by a willingness to adapt to challenges and opportunities and to advocate a positive and constructive organisational culture. The candidate we are looking for will possess the following qualifications and skills:
Why this Role?
If you enjoy an inclusive and collaborative environment, want to be part of change in an organisation and enjoy seeing your efforts result in enabling people to realise their potential, you will relish the chance to leverage your career into local government if you have not already done so.
Whilst Hughenden may not be somewhere you have previously considered living and working - for someone further along in their career you will have your ideas supported and a genuine opportunity to further expand your skills. Regardless, you will join a cohesive and high functioning team and the experience will undoubtedly enable you to realise any future career aspirations. This could be simply to have a meaningful role you own or to leverage yourself further in time.
As a permanent employee an attractive salary commensurate with your experience will be negotiated, a 9-day fortnight and other benefits including heavily subsidised, well maintained housing, 5 weeks annual leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, locality allowance and relocation assistance.
For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall on 0438 943854 at Peak Services Recruitment. Alternatively, click ‘apply’ and you will be taken through to our website where you can upload your details.
Applications will close on Monday 17th May at 10 pm. Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time.