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Job No: CEN2238
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Gosford NSW

  • Be a key part of financial operations in one of the largest Councils in NSW
  • Live and work on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight 
  • Full time position - Temporary Term Contract up to 30 June 2021

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

The Accountant Financial Services is responsible for financial and management accounting aspects of Council’s Finance operations, including ensuring all day-to-day financial records are captured and reported accurately in a timely manner. They contribute to the successful achievement of the Unit’s corporate objective by providing accounting and analytical support. Within this role you will identify opportunities for improved financial performance, reduced costs and revenue opportunities and assist in developing strategies to improve and manage performance and effectiveness of Financial Services, including business processes and systems.

Our ideal candidate will be someone who has sound knowledge of Accounting standards and principals along with strong technical and analytical skills and advanced excel skills. You will be flexible to working in changing environments, have high attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Demonstrated experience using complex integrated financial systems (e.g. Oracle or equivalent) and extensive experience using Microsoft Excel at an advanced level;
  • Considerable experience and knowledge of Australian accounting standards and demonstrative experience of working within highly legislative environment;
  • High level capacity to plan and prioritise, time manage, organise workloads and demonstrate ownership and account ability for own work performance in order to meet changing priorities, organisation goals and legislative timeframes.

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

This role provides a salary range of between $75.1k to $90.1k per annum + superannuation.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role. This arrangement may be subject to change. 

Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete additional online assessments. 

Enquiries: Nitin Dang, Senior Accountant on ph: 4304 7232.

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 Sunday, 23 February 2020. 


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Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's 11 Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer time-slot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the  Library enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

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 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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