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Project Accountant

Armidale Regional Council
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 7, 2024

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Full Time
Armidale Regional Council - Culture Journey: Your Commitment

Over the past three years the Armidale Regional Council has been on a journey of significant change. Our goal is to be a high performing business and we all understand that achieving that will take time which takes an ongoing commitment to the continuous improvement and the journey. Values and behaviours are central to this path. Our culture has been established around our values and behaviours-and remains our number one priority.

Anyone joining our team needs to understand our journey and be able to get on board, live our values, call others out where they aren't and ‘walk the talk'.

The Role

The Project Accountant is responsible for analysing financial processes, identifying areas for improvement, and streamlining operations within Council. They are able to make recommendations which are focused on optimising resources, detecting and preventing fraud, and measure the performance of financial processes using key performance indicators (KPIs). The Project Accountant also identifies opportunities for process automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

A significant part of this role is collaborating with stakeholders, supporting change management initiatives, and supporting the management of financial risks while ensuring compliance with regulations. A high level of data analysis and reporting are crucial aspects of the role.

Overall, the Project Accountant plays a vital role in ensuring effective financial management, driving process enhancements, and contributing to the overall success of projects within Council.

Applying is easy - but will take some commitment to do the following two things:

1. Answer the below three questions
  • Why do you want to work at Armidale Regional Council?
  • What makes you the best person for the role?
  • Your qualifications and experience relevant to the role.

2. Upload a short video of yourself (using your phone is ok) and answering the following two questions:
  • Tell us about a project that you have been involved in that you are really proud of?
  • Provide an example of a time when you had to make a tough decision as a leader? How did you go about making that decision and what were the results?

Please note:
  • Only the three questions above need to be addressed in your application, however your resume and cover letter will be assessed against the full list of Essential Criteria located within the attached Position Description
  • You will also be required to attach PDF copies of your qualifications, tickets &/or accreditations to your application.

We want you to enjoy working at Armidale Regional Council as much as we do, so here's what's included:
  • Salary from $91,761 per annum (plus superannuation) based on a 35 hour week.
  • Flexible working provisions, including the opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Gym discounts

Are you ready to be part of reviving the region and join the Finance Team?
  • If you would like further information on the role, please contact Ann Newsome, Chief Financial Officer on (02) 6770 3854 for a confidential discussion.
  • Armidale Regional Council is an inclusive employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.
  • Council recognises the unique skills and attributes demonstrated by service personnel in their service to our country and applications from ex-service personnel are welcome. All applicants who are veterans will be provided with specific feedback on their application if they are unsuccessful. The Local Government Rank to Grade Guide was developed to help both hiring managers and veterans understand how ADF skills and experience align with public sector jobs. You can use this guide as a tool to help you identify where your skills and qualifications align you to. For further information, and to access this guide, please click Here.

***How to apply***
  • Please apply by 11:30 pm, 5 May 2024
  • To submit and complete your application, you must click "Next" at the bottom of each application page.

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