Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Reference: PC - 5 - 14
Contact Name: Paul Cullen
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 16, 2019 06:45

Job Description

About The Role
Public Sector People are seeking an experienced Assistant Accountant to join our Local Council client in Logan. This candidate will need to commit to 6 weeks of providing support to a team of senior financial analysts and can reconcile and analyse and run reports.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare, analyse, interpret and disseminate financial performance and management reports and distribute to Council, executive management, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and maintain improvement of systems and procedures both within a strategic and operational context and identify business improvement opportunities.
  • Assist with short and long term financial planning and forecasting associated with council business planning processes. 
  • Prepare and coordinate financial information required for acquittal of grants and subsidies on behalf of Council and submit for audit when required.
  • Undertake investigation and analysis of errors and variances to budget, verify data integrity and identify appropriate solutions  
  • Review, investigate and reconcile council's corporate reserves for publication on the intranet.
  • Ensure accurate and timely information regarding approved capital programs is available to key stakeholders
  • Review, prepare and provide training to internal clients in the use of reports and financial systems to improve their overall financial experience.
  • Coordinate and consolidate the annual fees and charges including provision of training and preparation of reports to Council and executive management.
  • Carry out Financial Analyst duties as directed by the Corporate Accounting Coordinator to ensure continuity of service to Council
Key Skills: 
  • Significant experience in a similar role delivering financial analyst advice and services in a medium to large organisation. Degree qualification in Business or Accountancy field and Local Government experience is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience presenting technical costing and accounting concepts (both verbally and written) based on sound research and practical theory that assist the business in making appropriate financial decisions.  
If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on (02) 9376 8200.

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