Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Salary range $79,535.56 to $85,918.56 plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Ballarat
  • Closing date for this position is Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 11:59am
  • Permanent, Full-time position  

  • Salary range $79,535.56 to $85,918.56 plus 9.5% superannuation  

  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO)  


An opportunity exists for a finance professional to join our Financial Services Team.  The role will be responsible for the efficient administration and ongoing enhancement of all accounting and financial reporting systems across Council. This will include the administration, testing and reconciliation of Councils’ high-volume electronic transaction systems as well as responding to customer requests. 


To be successful in this position you will have exceptional interpersonal skills, strong computing abilities and an eye for detail, whilst also being an enthusiastic and dedicated team player. 


You will be tertiary qualified in Accounting, experienced in the use of integrated accounting and professional software applications, proficient in accounting and reconciliation processes and adept in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. 


Key Selection Criteria  

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting and experience in a financial environment. 

  • Proven abilities in the use of computerised accounting systems along with Microsoft Excel, Access other professional software packages. 

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise a wide range of responsibilities to achieve set objectives within strict timeframes. 

  • Ability to research, interpret and critique financial information. 

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication and advanced interpersonal skills to negotiate and resolve all financial requirements. 

  • Successful completion of CPA/CA or equivalent program. 



For further information about the position or duties involved, please contact Justin Marson, Senior Accountant, on 03 5320 5506 or 


Closing date: 11.59 pm Sunday 9 August 2020 



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Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. 

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. 

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.

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