Finance Manager

Belyuen NT, Australia - 06223

Belyuen Community Government Council seeks an experienced and self-motivated professional to perform a wide range of financial services and administration duties in an accurate and timely manner. Duties include:
  • Debtors and creditors
  • Payroll
  • Rates processing
  • Financial reporting
This position is currently 30 hours a week but there is scope to increase to full time. The hours of work are flexible and can be modified to accommodate the successful candidate. The majority of the position can be performed remotely, however, ideally, the applicant will work from the office of the Belyuen Community Council at least once a week to provide face to face support.

Employees of the Council are subject to the conditions specified in the Local Government Industry Award 2010

Candidates must ensure that the address the Requirements in their application.

MORE INFORMATION including Job Description and Candidate Information
  • Highly developed demonstrable knowledge of general accounting principles of creditors, debtors, payroll, accounting to trail balance, GST and FBT principals. 
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in a financial administration position utilizing computerized accounting software preferably MYOB or XERO 
  • Well-developed computer skills. • Ability to effectively manage time and willingness to work as an integral part of a small team, with a keen desire to “get the job done properly, the first time”.
  • Hold a current "C" class Motor Driver’s License.
  • National Police clearance.
  • Local Government experience.
  • Knowledge of MYOB or XERO considered an advantage.
  • Diploma in Accounting.
  • Experience working with ATSI peoples
Debtors and Creditors
  • Ensure the prompt matching of invoices to orders, verification of computations, verification of receipt of goods/ services and reconciliation to Statements
  • Liaise with staff and creditors for the prompt resolution of discrepancies and disputes
  • Process creditors invoice details in the creditors system
  • Process cheque run and payment of creditors
  • Prepare monthly purchase order reports as required.
  • Produce and dispatch sundry debtor invoices in a timely and accurate manner
  • Produce and dispatch sundry debtor statements on a monthly
  • Reconcile debtor aged trial balance to balance sheet
  • Maintain employee personnel files as to classification, rates of pay, leave entitlements (annual, sick, long service, time in lieu), deductions and superannuation.
  • Respond to employee enquires
  • Prepare and certify payroll in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Prepare and balance group certificates for signature by Authorised Officer
  • Ensure that authorised deductions are made from employees pay and that amounts deducted are remitted by the due date to payee.
  • Process workers compensation claims
  • Maintain property maintenance (e.g. update new subdivisions and amalgamations).
  • Generate rates notices as required
  • Produce monthly financial reports for presentation to Council
  • Prepare financial management reports for Management as required
  • Prepare annual financial statements for submission to external auditor
  • Preparation of grant acquittals as required
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers of the Shire, including support of other Council businesses and services.
  • Conduct regular review of policies and procedure to improvement to current procedures and systems to ensure that they are efficient and meet legislative and Auditor requirements.
  • In accordance with work health and safety legislation, ensure you work safely, the way you work does not cause harm to others and you use measures within your control that prevent injuries or illnesses.
  • Other duties in accordance with your skills and experience.
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