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Financial Accountant


Reference: 4817732

$118,785 - $127,727** approx.
super and allowances)

Darwin is one of Australia's thriving capitals. Our city is both modern and multicultural, boasting many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets, as well as a laid back, family friendly lifestyle. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia's gateway to South East Asia, with desirable Asian locations just a short flight away.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced professional to join our Finance Team. The objective of this role is to provide professional accounting services focussing on external reporting, taxation, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable and the Annual Report. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Finance you will lead the team in providing high level advice and support to City of Darwin management and staff.

This role calls for strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of internal stakeholders in a local government environment.

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Responsibility for ensuring preparation of Council's Annual Financial Statements
  • Co-ordinate the process for the Audit of the Annual Financial Statements
  • Responsibility for the coordination and management of Councils payables systems including Accounts Payable, Payroll, Credit Card Costings and Aldermen payments etc
  • Ability to plan and coordinate activities, prioritise, monitor and evaluate workflows and continually assess and improve effectiveness of financial processes and systems in consultation with the Executive Manager Finance
  • Responsibility for the accurate recording and maintenance of Council's Asset Register

You should be a CPA or CAANZ qualified with a minimum of 5 years' experience in medium to large organisation.

This is a hands-on role in a busy environment that will require you to think strategically and analytically whilst multitasking. We seek an individual with exceptional attention to detail, outstanding communication skills and the ability to prioritise and work in an independent manner as well as within a team.

Be part of an innovative and committed Council

With a strong commitment to a fair and equitable workplace ethos, rigorous adherence to WH&S procedures and a culture of innovation and transformation, you'll be focussed on high performance and quality outcomes. You will be ready to proactively lead and actively support the Council's vision, goals and values that complement a changing culture.

Applications close 5pm Monday 2 September 2019

For more information regarding this position, please contact Russell Holden, Executive Manager Finance on 08 8930 0523.

Information on this positon, the position description and to submit an application is available from

Applications addressing the selection criteria and accompanied by a resume should be submitted through our recruitment system prior to the closing date.

As part of Council's recruitment process, successful applications will undergo pre-employment assessments, which may include a medical, police clearance and a psychometric test.

City of Darwin offers six weeks annual leave, district allowance, salary sacrifice options, and the opportunity for continuous professional development and learning.

Scott Waters
Chief Executive Officer

Applications Close: 02 Sep 2019