Management Accounting Coordinator job advertisement by liu15037


									Management Accounting Coordinator (Readvertised)
City Governance
Vacancy Ref No. 09137
Council is seeking to appoint a motivated and professional individual with excellent organisation,
communication and people management skills, to be responsible for managing a team of finance
professionals in the provision of a range of client focused financial management and business
services. The position is responsible for providing strategic advice to facilitate management decision
making, provision of commercial accounting services, long term financial planning and business
improvement initiatives.

Candidates MUST address the key selection criteria in their application. Key Selection Criteria
are attached to the Position Description.

Package: $84,472 - $95,194 per annum (Level 8) working a 10 day fortnight + up to 12%

Contact:     Julie Brooks on (07) 5581 6176 for position enquiries or phone 1300 737 962 quoting the
             above reference number and title of the position for a copy of the position description.

Applications close:         4pm on Wednesday, 9 December 2009.

Please submit application quoting Vacancy Reference number above along with a completed Job
Application Form to:
Post:               Recruitment and Careers Centre
                    Gold Coast City Council
                    PO Box 5042
                    Gold Coast MC QLD 9729

                 “Council is an EEO employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.”

Advertised Internally and Externally
Position Description                                                                  Date Prepared: 30 March 2006
                                                                                            Date Updated: 10 July 2007

 POSITION TITLE            Management Accounting Coordinator (Community Services)

 WORK AREA                 Corporate Finance – City Governance Directorate

 LEVEL                     8       POSITION NUMBER                                            CG221


 REPORTS TO                Executive Coordinator Directorate Finances

 DIRECT REPORTS            The supervision of senior professional and administrative staff

 INTERNAL LIAISON          Management staff within Council and elected Council members

 EXTERNAL                  State government departments, legal advisers, community groups,
 LIAISON                   contractors, consultants, council clients and the general public


The position is responsible for managing a team of finance professionals operating within Council’s
shared services environment in the provision of a range of client focused financial management
and business services to the Community Services Directorate that:
      Achieves a high level of financial responsibility and accountability for Directorate
      Facilitates strategic management decision making;
      Adds value in reviewing and improving the efficiency of operations and in the preparation of
       submissions for new projects and initiatives, development of new policies, etc.
      Ensures that Community Services maintains strong financial processes and systems that
       achieve a sound financial result.
The position also coordinates the preparation of business research and analysis to understand and
enhance the performance of the Directorate.

                                                Corporate Finance

                                               Executive Coordinator
                                                Directorate Finances

                                              Management Accounting

                                 Accountant                            Commercial Analyst

              Accountant                            Accountant
DELEGATIONS:                             $10,000
ORGANISATIONAL                           When dealing with both routine and complex matters the
RELATIONSHIPS                            position is subject to broad direction. The position has
                                         substantial freedom to interpret stated guidelines to
                                         achieve objectives set down by Council policies, Australian
                                         Accounting Standards and regulatory requirements.

Our strategic directions and day-to-day activities are guided by the following Corporate values and
     Customer service
     Respect for others
     Responsiveness and accountability to the community
     Commitment to ecologically sustainable development
     Honesty and fairness
     Equity and access
     Open communication
     Cooperation and understanding
     Economy and efficiency
     Excellence, innovation and leadership
     Recognition of the skills and commitment of others

Compliance with Council’s Code of conduct, Management Directives and attendant policies and
Commitment to Council’s Corporate Plan.
Ensure all work is performed to meet the safety, environmental and legislative requirements and
responsibilities of Gold Coast City Council, together with the adherence of all Gold Coast City
Council OH&S guidelines and Procedures.
Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Merit principles.
Efficient and effective utilisation of resources as allocated under the level of responsibility for this
Conduct all business transactions in an ethical, friendly, efficient and professional manner.
Provision of quality customer service.
Delivering on the responsibilities of staff as detailed in Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.
Apply Council’s risk management policy objectives as they impact the position.

                                                     Council’s financial processes are delivered
Manage the provision of Directorate management
                                                     on time and to comply with accounting
accounting services including responsibility for
                                                     standards, legislation and Council policy
preparation of operating and capital budgets,
quarterly budget reviews, capital works reporting,
                                                     Services are provided to ensure effective,
base budget reviews, financial risk management,
                                                     accurate and appropriate budget formulation,
fees and charges, etc.
                                                     variance analysis, review and reporting.
Manage the production of accurate and timely         Accurate and timely information and advice
management and financial reporting and advice to     is provided to enable strategic decision
the Director and Branch Managers to enable           making and to enhance business
strategic decision-making and performance review     performance and effectiveness.
that will enhance business performance and
                                                     Ensure appropriate processes are in place to
                                                     ensure integrity of data and reporting.
Develop and review financial planning, financial     Financial plans are developed that support
modelling, pricing and financial management          achievement of corporate plan objectives
strategies for the Directorate.                      and financial sustainability.

Research, monitor and prepare reports on major
issues and special projects including business       Reports are prepared showing full analysis
cases. At times, this may include the overseeing     of business and financial issues where
of specific projects.                                relevant.

Provide specialist advice on compliance with
relevant Council business rules, policies and
financial processes (eg budget review guidelines)    Specialist advice and compliance on relevant
and assist Cost Centre Managers in areas             Council business rules, guidelines and
pertaining to Council’s governance cycles for        governance has been provided.
financial matters and project evaluation (eg
business case preparation).

Coordinate the preparation of (internal and
external) financial reports and returns as           Internal and external financial reports and
appropriate.                                         returns are accurate and timely.

Oversee the provision of commercial accounting
services to the Directorate’s Type 1 and Type 3      Accounting services to enhance commercial
Business Units ensuring compliance with relevant     agility of business units are delivered.
legislation, professional accounting standards and   Legislative requirements and NCP guidelines
practice.                                            are complied with.


Coordinate the provision of financial and business
                                                     Informed decision-making as a result of the
research and analysis services to understand and
                                                     specialist business advice and consultancy
enhance the performance of the Directorate.
                                                     services provided.
Provide specialist advice, assistance and support
to Directorate management on Directorate projects
and business improvement initiatives.

Provide a focal point for developing and
implementing corporate initiatives into Directorate   Corporate initiatives are effectively
business processes. Establish business rules,         implemented within the Directorate.
system and process improvement in conjunction
with other Directorate teams.
                                                    Directorate business needs are analysed
Maximise the use of Council’s financial information and improvements to Council’s financial
systems and environment in supporting Directorate management practices, reporting systems
business needs.                                     etc. are developed to support such needs.

Develop relevant financial management reporting
systems that may include establishment of industry
benchmarks, performance measures, etc.
                                                      Effective project management skills are
Manage staff to foster a working environment that
                                                      utilised in ensuring accountability for all
delivers a skilled, motivated and productive work
                                                      actions have been met.
team committed to achievement of Directorate and
                                                      Financial capability across the Directorate is
Corporate goals.
                                                      developed through delivery of a training
                                                      program for non-accountants.
Establish and maintain effective working
relationships with Directorate management and         Financial management services are
other customers in the delivery of financial and      delivered in a collaborative, customer
business management services.                         oriented fashion in line with modern shared
                                                      services principles and practice.
Represent the Community Services Directorate in
                                                      A staff development plan is in place.
management forums as required.

Provide leadership to Directorate management
team on financial issues.

Maintain knowledge of contemporary
developments in the areas of financial
management, shared services, etc.

Perform other duties within the scope of the
position as directed from time to time by the
Coordinator Directorate Finances.

KSC1      Relevant tertiary, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant discipline and/or substantial
          knowledge and previous experience at a senior officer level in a financial management
KSC2      Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary financial / budget management, accounting
          concepts and National Competition Policy principles, together with an appreciation of
          the links between strategic planning and the budget process.
KSC3      Detailed knowledge of Council’s operational, policy and legislative environment, or the
          ability to rapidly acquire same.
KSC4      High level project management skills with the ability to develop, administer, manage
          and co-ordinate complex policies, programs, projects and resources effectively to
          achieve work goals to meet deadlines and commitments.
KSC5      Proven supervisory/management experience gained within a multi-disciplinary function,
          including the ability to develop and motivate staff, provide expert advice, establish and
          monitor outcomes and establish procedures.
KSC6      Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills, with particular emphasis in
          the areas of consultation, advocacy, negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution and
          assertiveness in order to resolve organisational issues and meet changing
          organisational needs relevant to the work area and department.
KSC7      Demonstrated effective analytical, problem solving and investigative skills with the
          ability to initiate, formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate new strategies,
          techniques and methodologies, operational policies, procedures, practices and
          guidelines relevant to the role.
KSC8      Demonstrated capacity to provide specialist expertise/advice in the discipline of
          financial, human resource, operational, equipment and/or services (within the context
          of the role) to meet defined outcomes.

This position description is subject to change from time to time as Gold Coast City Council’s
organisation may be developed or restructured. Any such reorganisation of duties shall be the
subject of discussion with the position incumbent.

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