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Reference Number 11184
Position Title Senior Management Accountant
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Senior Management Accountant

Take the next step in your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in a fast growing region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, motivated, committed people – we need you! 

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Senior Management Accountant to join our Finance Department.

Primary Objectives of the position:

  • Fostering a Business Partnership model with your service department, you will promote a “We are here to help” culture within the Finance Department;
  • Delivery of financial reporting, assistance, guidance, challenge and support to staff at all levels within the various departments across Council;
  • Preparation of operating budgets and forecasts for approval by Council; and
  • Provide leadership and coaching to supporting Management Accountants.

 What you'll need to succeed:

  • Certified Practicing Accountant status (CPA) or Chartered Accountant qualification (CA);
  • Experience in commercial and/or government high level accounting acting as a conduit between service areas across the business and a Financial Team to meet service delivery expectations;
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development, budget analysis, and the development and monitoring of performance;
  • Strong experience in reporting and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in process and system improvements and a continuous improvement approach;
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills supported by well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to and practice of a participative leadership style that supports, motivates and inspires individual, team and corporate achievements.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and Selection Criteria, please refer to the information kit on Council's website. 

As part of the selection process the successful candidate will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, which will include a drug and alcohol test and a national police history check. 

What you'll get in return:

The Finance Department demonstrates a strong commitment to the success and growth of their team and offers a great team culture and working environment. In addition to providing opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development, Cairns Regional Council offers flexible working arrangements, a 19 day month rostered day off,  generous leave loading (17.5%) superannuation contributions, and an Employee Assistance Program.

How to apply: 

Your application must be submitted online via Cairns Regional Council's website. Your application must consist of a cover letter addressing the three main elements under the selection criteria and a copy of your current resume. 


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 24/07/2017
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.