Vacancy Details

Finance Business Partner – Budgets and Operating Expenditure 


  • 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.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

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 Finance Business Partner - Budgets and Operating Expenditure, your primary objective is to collaborate closely with the Manager Finance, Team Leader Management Accounting, Finance Business Partner - Assets and Developer Contributions and key stakeholders throughout the organisation to craft annual budgets and long-term financial plan while ensuring their continual relevance by meticulously reviewing actuals, facilitating allocation adjustments through journal entries and budget adjustments through the variation process as well as drafting commentary for decision makers. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Drafting commentary about the budget, allocation adjustments, and variations for decision makers. Particularly for the monthly and quarterly finance reports. 
  • Developing comprehensive budget plans aligned with organisational goals and objectives and monitoring budget performance, identifying deviations, and implementing corrective actions as needed. 
  •  Translatng financial data into meaningful insights for decision-making and strategic planning and presenting financial information to senior management and key stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.  
  • Ability to act as a trusted advisor to Manager Finance, Team Leader Management Accounting, Finance Business Partner - Assets and Developer Contributions and key stakeholders, including Service Managers, offering financial expertise and guidance to support their objectives and initiatives. 
  • Advanced proficiency in utilizing financial software and tools to streamline budgeting processes, enhance accuracy, facilitate financial analysis, financial modeling, data analysis, and reporting. 
  • Upholding the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive information, ensuring that all data and communications are safeguarded with integrity and professionalism. 


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), Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 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. Advanced Proficiency in Budgeting Techniques: Mastery in budgeting techniques, encompassing advanced skills in activity-based costing and rolling forecasts. Ability to develop comprehensive budget plans aligned with organizational objectives and adapt to changing business dynamics. 
  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 Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter 
  • 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 Management Accounting – Michael Caton – (02) 6022 9332|  


Applications close 11.59pm, Monday April 22nd, 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