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Finance Officer (Accounting)

Clarence Valley Council
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

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Job Role
Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can grow and develop while having the benefit of living in an idyllic North Coast location? Here at Clarence Valley Council, we strive to be a progressive employer that offers a rewarding and flexible work environment. Our vision is to create a community full of opportunity and our workforce is where we start to achieve our community aspirations.

Located in the Northern Rivers of NSW, we cover 10,441 square kilometres with the three major community hubs of Grafton, Yamba and Maclean. We are one of the biggest employers in the Valley and can offer you a rewarding career and a new lifestyle. Our goal is to be the employer of choice in the Valley, creating opportunities for those who live here already and for those who want to move here.

We are in a exciting period of transformation with a focus on employee engagement, satisfaction and delivering exceptional services and facilities for the community.

We strive to lead with openness and courage and want you to be part of that journey.

So come and join the team while enjoying all that Clarence Valley has to offer you and your family.

Learn more about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...
  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • the package: $ 66,085 - $78,808, plus superannuation
  • location: Grafton
  • flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • enjoy the benefits of flex time
  • access to fitness passport

About the role

We have an opportunity to join our finance team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Financial Accountant, this position is responsible for providing effective and efficient financial and administration services.

You will ensure the integrity of the Council's general ledger through reconciliations and payments. You will assist with completing annual financial accounting compliance and BAS requirements.

We are looking for someone with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, who can prioritise tasks in a high-volume work environment with strict deadlines. We are looking for someone who can work well in a supportive team environment.

Do you have experience in a similar position, sound knowledge of financial requirements, policies and procedures, efficient and accurate numeracy, keyboard and computer skills including the Microsoft Suite and financial management systems? Local Government experience will be highly regarded but not necessarily required.

Download the position description here.

To be considered for this position you will need to:
  • Address the essential criteria
  • Attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume (5 pages maximum) that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this position. You will need to demonstrate how you meet the focus capabilities and how your skills will enable you to achieve the key accountabilities.
  • Target questions - answer the target questions - maximum 300 words each question

    1. Give examples of some of the common financial processes you use in your work
    2. Describe a situation where you showed initiative in completing your work. What was the outcome?


Nick Harvey, Financial Accountant on (02) 6643 0828

Closing date

Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Grafton Office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:
  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website.

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