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Reference Number 13495
Position Title Senior Internal Review Accountant
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Senior Internal Review AccountantFS433 (Fixed Term Full Time for two (2) years)

Salary Range: $94,234.67 - $99,769.14 per annum

Location: Council Chambers, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13495

Close Date: Sunday, 14 March 2021

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!

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

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

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Promote a “We are here to help” culture within the Finance Department
  • Management of Council’s Internal Control Framework, including assessing and evaluating control measures to ensure Council’s assets are safeguarded and managing the risks to which the Council’s operations are exposed
  • Provide objective feedback and recommendations to Council with a focus on continuous improvement, productivity and efficiency

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Certified Practising Accountant status (CPA Australia) or Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia)
  • Extensive experience in a relevant senior accounting/finance role within the commercial or government sector
  • Demonstrated high-level verbal and written communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills; and an ability to build relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of financial administration legislation, accounting, auditing and financial management standards, practices and procedures and the ability to develop policies and assess financial ramification of proposals

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Please note this is a readvertised position, previous applicants need not apply.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We offer the following benefits:

  • 19-day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Bachelor of Commerce / Business or similar?
Essential: Do you have, or are you eligible to obtain, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia) or Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) status?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 14/03/2021
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.