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Accountant - Financial Systems

Job No: CEN1902
Location: Central Coast NSW

Internal applicants only

Primary Location: Gosford Administration Building

  • Great opportunity for a highly motivated person with a hands on attitude

  • Showcase your Financial System abilities in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • Permanent full time position + RDO
  • Salary range between $1,440.60 to $1,729.00 per week ($75,112.88 to $90,150.06 per annum) + superannuation

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

As a large organisation using Oracle, this is the place to be if you are looking to develop your career in Financial Systems. The Accountant – Financial Systems is responsible for the delivery of the day to day operations of Council’s financial systems and business process development, ensuring system integrity, financial integration of Council’s information systems in accordance with the organisational and finance strategic objectives.

The ideal candidate will have experience in promoting collaboration, by identifying opportunities to work with other teams/units to solve issues and develop better processes and approaches to work including the delivery of relevant training to the organisation. They will be analytical and data driven, and able to tailor their communication to the audience, interpreting and relaying financial systems information to a variety of stakeholders.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Proactively research new developments in the areas of system expertise and business process to recommend and implement appropriate changes to core systems striving for continuous improvement

  • Maintain system data, tables, and integration relationships across council’s financial systems, including the timely opening and closing of systems reporting calendars;
  • Evaluate and test any approved systems patches, upgrades or improvements and hardware/infrastructure changes including User Acceptance Testing (UAT), interface with General Ledger and other applications impacted. Where issues arise from UAT, resolve the issues with internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Criteria:

  •  Degree qualifications in Finance or Accounting, and/or demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development.

Desirable Criteria:

  •  Membership of or equivalent qualifications for membership of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA), or the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).


Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment as part of the interview process.

Enquiries:  Garry Teesson, Financial Controller- Systems on ph: 02 43505276

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Tuesday 23 July 2019.


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