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% superannuation 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: Email: email@example.com 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.” PLEASE, NO BINDING OR PLASTIC PRESENTATION COVERS 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 RELATIONSHIPS 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 operations; 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. ORGANISATIONAL CHART: Manager Corporate Finance Executive Coordinator Directorate Finances Management Accounting Coordinator Management Accountant Commercial Analyst Accountant Accountant EXTENT OF AUTHORITY: 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 accountabilities: VALUES: 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 ACCOUNTABILITIES: Compliance with Council’s Code of conduct, Management Directives and attendant policies and procedures. 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 position. 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 FINANCIAL/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 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, requirements. 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 effectiveness. 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. 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. LEADERSHIP/PEOPLE MANAGEMENT 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. OTHER 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 role. 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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