Financial Accountant

Strathfield Municipal Council Full Time Permanent 31/05/2024

Division Corporate & Community 
Department Finance  

Employment Status Permanent, full-time
Employment Arrangement 35 hours per week with access to Council’s flexible working arrangements
Salary Range Grade 16 (Range $91,742.22 - $100,945.82) dependent upon experience) plus Superannuation

About the Role

Strathfield Council is seeking a Financial Accountant to join our finance team on a full time, permanent basis.

The Financial Accountant plays a crucial role in the finance team, focusing on managing financial transactions and ensuring their accuracy. This role supports financial reporting, compliance, and the maintenance of strong financial controls, contributing significantly to the organisation's financial health, financial accountability, and regulatory compliance.

About You

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (essential), with a membership to a professional body (e.g. CPA, ACCA, CA) or similar professional certification (desirable).
  • Solid experience in financial accounting, with a proven track record of accuracy, reliability, problem-solving, and business improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards, principles, regulations, and best practices, with the ability to interpret and apply complex accounting standards to business transactions and contractual arrangements.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel, with the ability to manipulate and analyse large datasets, with strong analytical skills, ability to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex accounting issues.
  • Demonstrated innovation and a commitment to automation, with experience in implementing process improvements and leveraging technology to streamline financial processes.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work, even under pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a flexible and adaptable approach to changing priorities.
  • Solid experience supporting financial operations and undertaking transactional work such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking and receipting, refund processing, and other transactional tasks.
  • Solid experience supporting other core finance functions, including business partnering, budgeting, and forecasting, and financial planning, is highly desirable.

Position Description

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Staff Benefits

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To Apply

Applicants can apply through our online application process:
1. Please fill out your details below, review and answer our designated questions.

2. On the next page attach any required documentation before concluding your application.

  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) which outlines your relevant skills and experience to demonstrate your suitability in this role.
  • Your resume

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Rodney Sanjivi via email

Applications Close at 11:59pm, Sunday 23 June 2024

Strathfield Council is an EEO employer. We are an inclusive employer and encourage applications from people from diverse groups, including, but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, young people, older workers, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and other minority groups.