Position Details
Reference Number 17893
Position Title Financial Accountant
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Directorate Corporate Services
Location Civic Centre
Award Classification Knox City Council Enterprise Agreement No. 9 2015 - 6
Full Time Salary $84,001.70 to $91,742.49
Hours Per Week 38.00
Position Summary

Knox City Council is positioned in Melbourne’s picturesque eastern suburbs—reaching to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Our staff of more than 1,000 serves a diverse and vibrant population. Connected within 25 minutes of the city by the EastLink motorway, we attract professionals with a passionate commitment to our community and their vocation within an innovative culture of excellence.

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Financial Accountant to join Knox City Council’s Finance team for a fixed term.  Your key responsibilities will include the completion of statutory returns such as the BAS and FBT return, cash flow and investment management, general ledger reconciliations and assisting in the preparation of Council’s Annual Financial Statements.  You will also provide professional accounting support to related entities including the preparation of their Annual Financial Statements, management reports and statutory returns.

You are a highly motivated finance professional who is focused on process improvements and creating efficiencies.  You have excellent skills in managing your time and setting priorities in order to achieve deadlines. You are a team player with supervisory experience, have excellent interpersonal skills and strong analytical skills.

The successful applicant will possess a tertiary qualification in Accounting or related discipline and be working towards or have completed a CPA / CA qualification. Applicants must display a working knowledge of accounting practices, relevant taxation legislation and Australian Accounting standards.

How to apply

Applications must include a cover letter, resume and responses addressing the selection criteria outlined within the Position Description.

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Screening Criteria Essential: A sound understanding of Australian Accounting Standards, accounting principles and accounting systems and a sound knowledge of Australian tax legislation, particularly FBT and GST including experience in preparing FBT returns and Business Activity Statements
Essential: Demonstrated Financial Accounting experience including general ledger reconciliations and month end journals with excellent analytical and problem solving skills in a complex organisation is essential
Essential: Tertiary qualification in accounting or related discipline and working towards or have completed CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants qualification
Contact Person Reshmi Chand
Contact Number 0392988241
Closing Date 28/04/2019
Position Description BFT10_Financial Accountant PD.pdf
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