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Manager Finance

Clarence Valley Council
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
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...
  • term contract up to 3 years
  • full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • the package: $163,694 - $195,208 plus superannuation per annum
  • location: Grafton
  • flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave

About the role

Clarence Valley Council is in a period of transformation. We are upgrading our systems in Technology One after moving to the cloud. We have a record capital works program and are looking to ensure robust long-term financial planning, budget management, and a forward 10-year capital works program. This position has been created for three years as our Manager Finance and Systems has moved into the position of Lead Analyst-CiA.

What are we looking for? We are looking for an experienced local government financial professional to make their mark at Council, a strategic leader who can lead, drive and coach a team to focus on changing practice and influencing sound budget planning and financial management across the organisation. The position will offer insights and advice, which informs decision making that underpins organisational financial sustainability, planning, and control.

Are you the right person for this position? Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance or commerce as well as a Charter Accountant or Certified Practicing Accountant qualifications? Can you demonstrate substantial knowledge, skills and experience in the administration and control of financial planning and finance operations across a range of relevant finance modules in a local government environment, including the preparation of budgets, annual financial accounts and associated documentation? Technology One use and understanding will be a great advantage.

The role is integral to our strategic priorities of streamlining and automating processes to support transparent and robust financial and budget management and to ensure compliance with local government audit requirements. Critical to your success will be your ability to build relationships and influence through credibility and quickly develop a deep understanding of your customer groups and the operational and regulatory framework in which they and the Council operate.

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. What processes have you put in place or managed to minimise financial risk? What did you do when risks were identified?
    2. Tell me about a situation in which you had to coordinate several people to achieve a goal. How did you go about coordinating and leading the group? How did they respond?


Alex Moar, Director Corporate & Community on (02) 6643 0810

Closing date

Tuesday, 14 May 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.

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.

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.

Do you want further information on how to apply under the Capability Framework? Please read our How to apply for a job guide.

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