Vacancy Details

Financial Accountant  

  • Full-time – Permanent role 
  • Salary starting at $104,566 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

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Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

As the Financial Accountant, your primary objective is to collaborate with the Manager Finance, Team Leader Financial Accounting, and key stakeholders throughout the organisation to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports on a timely basis that comply with the relevant legislation and standards. Your meticulous attention to detail will provide the organisation with up-to-date and precise financial reports, facilitating informed decision-making and certification of results by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office. Additionally, you work to improve the financial accounting processes and systems and will perform other accounting and finance duties as required 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

Collaborating closely with the Manager Finance, Team Leader Financial Accounting and key stakeholders throughout the organisation to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports on a timely basis that comply with the relevant legislation and standards. 

Participate in interim and year-end external financial audits by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, providing all necessary assistance and documents as required. 

Enhancing stakeholder financial literacy through coaching and training, particularly related to Australian Accounting Standards and Council Accounting Policies. 

Improve financial accounting policies, business processes and systems. 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  1. Relevant Tertiary Qualifications: Possession of tertiary qualifications in accounting and/or financial management, exemplified by a Bachelor of Business with a specialization in accounting and/or finance, ensuring a strong foundation in financial principles and practices. 
  2. Professional Membership or progress towards Certification: Demonstrated membership or significant progress towards membership in a recognized professional body such as Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) indicating a commitment to professional development and adherence to industry standards. 
  3. Proven Experience in Accounting and Financial Management: A minimum of three years' hands-on experience in accounting and/or financial management roles, showcasing practical expertise in financial analysis, reporting, and strategic decision-making. 
  4. Expertise in Financial Accounting Standards: Demonstrated mastery in financial accounting requirements, including a deep understanding of Australian Accounting Standards. Proven ability to apply complex accounting principles to various financial transactions and reporting requirements. Adept at ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks and industry standards, providing accurate and reliable financial information for decision-making and external audits. 
  5. Exceptional Communication Skills: Outstanding verbal and written communication abilities, enabling effective articulation of complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders. Capable of distilling intricate financial information into clear and concise messages tailored to diverse audiences. 
  6. Strong Interpersonal Abilities: Proven track record of fostering and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external business partners. Skillful in interpersonal communication, facilitating collaboration, and driving mutually beneficial outcomes. 


How to Apply:  

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Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Team Leader Financial Accounting - Melissa Inskip – (02) 6022 9320 | 


Applications close 11.59pm, Wednesday May 1, 2024 

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at