Manager Finance and Administration

Manager Finance and Administration

Job Title: Manager Finance and Administration
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Quilpie, Queensland
Salary: generous package + 12% super
Reference: 1745
Contact Name: Katharine Ottaway
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2022 11:21

Job Description

Manager Finance and Administration | Quilpie Qld

Inspired by Regional Lifestyle. Driven by Community

  • Lead the Financial and Administration Functions
  • Achieve Council's vision for a financially sustainable viable region

The Shire of Quilpie is a Local Government Area in South West Queensland. The dominant industry is grazing with Opal fields present in the region. Quilpie Shire Council is heavily focused on regional projects and has several invigorating proposals on the horizon. The combined Council Leadership Team and Elected Members are committed to encouraging strategic and sustainable development of the region.

Take the next step in your career

The Shire is seeking an experienced Manager Finance and Administration. To be responsible and lead the effective operation of Council's administrative, finance and procurement functions, ensuring appropriate corporate governance is developed and maintained to meet legislative requirements and community expectations. Leadership and expert financial advice to the Elected Members, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team is part of the brief.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager Finance and Administration leads a team of eight staff and oversees an annual budget of $27 Million. Council's capital expenditure for 2021/2022 is estimated at $6 million with current Assets of $267 Million. Council employs approximately 80 staff and the Shire has a population of roughly 800 residents.

Opportunities and Challenges

The position has very broad responsibilities that span Local Government accounting practices. The successful applicant must have the necessary skills and experience to recommend changes which would facilitate better services to customers, improve efficiency, reduce costs and contribute positively and effectively to Council's Corporate Plan.

In addition to leading Council's financial functions, this leadership role is responsible for the effective delivery of the administrative functions of customer service, records management and information technology.

Council's employees and Elected Members are committed to encouraging strategic and sustainable development of the region for the benefit of all residents, business owners and visitors. Join a region where community spirit, regional lifestyle, safe and secure environments and friendly communicative residents are all appreciated.

How to Apply

download the candidate information package to view the position description and selection criteria before submitting your application. Applications close 5pm Friday 6 May 2022.