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Senior Finance Officer

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: St George, Queensland
Classification: Corporate Services
Client: Balonne Shire Council
Reference: BBBH1022_1604968049
Job Published: 10 Nov 2020
Closing Date: 30 Nov 2020

Job Description

Senior Finance Officer | Balonne Shire Council | St George, Qld

Assist in the delivery of financial reporting and continuous improvements of financial systems

Balonne Shire Council is seeking a Senior Finance Officer to provide assistance and support to the Manager Finance Services in managing council's finances to ensure financial sustainability, sound financial planning, management of financial risks and financial reporting. With a focus on financial reconciliations, the Senior Finance Officer will contribute to a range of transactional finance activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with end of year reconciliation and reporting.
  • Prepare monthly reporting, statistical returns and acquittals.
  • Assist with budget and financial statement preparation.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting, commerce, business or other related field and/or significant practical experience
  • Experience in completing financial reporting requirements
    • Sound understanding of budget and financial statement preparation
    • Maintaining computerised financial systems including general ledger, budget ledger and asset register
    • Highly organised with ability to multi-task and plan efficiently
    • High-level competency in Microsoft Excel applications
  • Previous Local Government experience is very desirable
    • Current C Class open drivers' licence

Living and working in the Region

Located just five hours' drive west of Brisbane on the QLD-NSW border, Balonne Shire Council has a dedicated team of 80+ staff and population of 4,500 people who live in the surrounding towns of St George, Thallon, Dirranbandi, Bollon, Nindigully, Mungindi and Hebel.

Proud of its arts and culture, Balonne Shire Council promotes sustainable communities and healthy lifestyles. Council also offers support for training and professional development, competitive remuneration and work/life balance. It's time to swap the long commutes and traffic jams for a tree change in a vibrant community.

How to Apply

Please download the
Candidate Information Pack for full details of this role. Follow the instructions on how to apply.

For a confidential discussion please contact Gemma Sheridan on 0407 009243

Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 30 November 2020