Management Accounting Coordinator (Readvertised)
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
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
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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
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
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.
Accountant Commercial Analyst
EXTENT OF AUTHORITY:
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
Respect for others
Responsiveness and accountability to the community
Commitment to ecologically sustainable development
Honesty and fairness
Equity and access
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.
POSITION SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES OUTCOMES EXPECTED
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.
BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT
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.
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
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.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
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.