Management Accountant

Gippsland Permanent
  • Finance leadership opportunity with a Local Council
  • Regionally based in the Gippsland area

About Our Client

My client is an established local council that are based in the Gippsland area.

Job Description

  • Complete the monthly and quarterly financial reports for Council, including analysis of major variances for both operating and capital income and expenditure.
  • Co-ordinate the detailed preparation of the budget including the salary worksheet, fees and charges and internal charges.
  • Complete the draft budget document.
  • System administrator responsibilities for the finance system for users and associated security profiles.
  • Maintain cost codes and financial structures in the general ledger under the direction of the CFO.
  • Maintain the data integrity of the asset register for all purchases, sales and transfer of assets, monthly depreciation charges, works in progress and reconciliation with the capital program.
  • Co-ordinate the revaluation of assets in line with accounting standards for audit purposes, including infrastructure assets.
  • Maintain the budgeting and forecasting system.
  • Analysis of operating grants and completion of grants note for the annual report.
  • Assist with technical issues at end of financial year.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors and action any agreed recommendations.
  • Effectively guide, support, co-ordinate and supervise the team's employees in a manner that ensures the unit's objectives are achieved

The Successful Applicant

  • CA/CPA Qualified or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in a management accounting role undertaking tasks such as planning/facilitating the annual budget, budget review, forecasting processes and producing monthly management financial reports including variance/financial analysis.
  • Proven expertise and judgement to analyse key accounting policies and processes.
  • Proficiency in computer accounting software.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and drive together with personal flexibility and a focus on improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to create strong working relationships within the organisation.

What's on Offer

The client is offering a competitive salary for this role as well as flexible working.

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