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Reference Number 13323
Position Title Finance Administrator
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Finance AdministratorFS043 (Fixed Term Full Time until March 2022)

Salary Range: $66,550.35 - $71,531.64 pro-rata per annum

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13323

Close Date: Monday, 19 October 2020

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 Finance Administrator to join our Finance Department. 

This position will work closely with the Senior Management Accountant to fulfil our financial administration needs. This includes incoming grant administration, show reconciliations/reporting as well as ad-hoc analysis.

The incumbent will also work closely with the Cultural Services department to ensure they receive the financial administration support needed.

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Promote a “We are here to help” culture within the Finance Department.
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Management Accountant to deliver financial administrative needs.
  • Assist with the administration of incoming grants including applications, reporting and acquittals.
  • Prepare and process prompt and accurate event reconciliations and settlement statements for all Ticketlink ticketed events. 

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A relevant diploma or extensive financial administration experience.
  • An understanding of basic accounting principles, accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliation, banking and related tasks.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while working within tight timelines.
  • Ability to think analytically when faced with new information or problems. 
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook.

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.

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: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Essential: Do you have a relevant diploma or extensive financial administration experience?
Essential: Do you have a basic understanding of accounting principles, accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliation, banking and related tasks?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 19/10/2020
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.