Vacancy Details

     Accountant

  •  $79,899 per annum plus superannuation
  •  Permanent, full-time
  •  Great organisational culture and supportive team environment
  •  Flexible work arrangements and ongoing professional development opportunities

Working with Wodonga Council 

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements 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.

The Role

In this role with the council’s Finance team, you will contribute to best practice in council’s management and financial reporting, ensuring continuous improvement. This position will ensure the council’s service planning is a key part of the budgeting process and supports the long-term financial plan. The position will also co-ordinate the council’s non-financial indicators in the Statement of Operations and Performance Statement. 

About you 

To be successful in the role you will be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships, is driven, hardworking, collaborative, solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for our organisation. 

You will possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate with stakeholders, staff and customers in a professional and proficient manner.

Your attention to detail, excellent accounting skills, self-motivation, and flexibility will see you succeed in this role.

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the below key selection criteria.

1.    Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or a related disciple, or equivalent experience; and, membership of, or study towards membership of, a recognised accounting body.

2.    Sound knowledge of accounting principles and practices including Australian Accounting Standards.

3.    A well-developed understanding of general ledger reconciliations and monthly accounting processes including journals.

4.    Experience in computer-based financial systems and spreadsheets.

5.    Effective time management and forward-planning skills, plus the ability to prioritise and organise workloads in an environment of change and conflicting demand.

6.    Effective interpersonal skills, incorporating liaison, influencing, negotiation, analytical, problem resolution and written communication.

7.    Well-developed customer service skills, including the incorporation of the customer experience into the development or review of accounting processes.

 

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter. 

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Any enquiries regarding this position may be directed to Manager Finance Nicola Gleeson Coopes on 0466 942 198

 

Applications close on Thursday December 3, 2020