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Senior Project Accountant

Senior Project Accountant

Job Title: Senior Project Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Start Date: Flexible
Reference: BRE0101
Contact Name: Bryony Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 06, 2021 08:46

Job Description

Senior Project Accountant
Public Sector People are working in partnership with Stonnington City Council in hiring a full-time permanent Senior Project Accountant.
  • Band 7: $98,713 to $109,639 per annum + super
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Career development opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible working hours and a monthly accrued day off
  • Friendly, supportive, and inclusive culture
About the role:
Reporting directly into the CFO, you will be required to deliver the financial components of the capital works governance process, including supporting the Capital Works Committee in the identification, performance monitoring, forecasting, prioritisation and completion of capital projects.
You will be responsible for the financial management of the capital works program which will include:
  • long-term strategic planning
  • review of proposals
  • budget bids/business cases,
  • ensuring robust budget proposals and adequate consideration of ongoing operational impacts
In addition, you will be required to manage the capital contributions/income including
  • open space and developer’s contribution reserve
  • capital grants
  • annual asset revaluations
Further to this, you will be partnering with the Environment and Infrastructure Unit to enhance financial oversight of the 10 year capital works program and drive future planning assumptions of the LTFP.
You will drive capital works process improvements through the redesign of business processes, asset management tools and templates to enable efficient and effective work practices.
Additional to this, you will provide the timely provision of accurate, high quality capital works reporting and financial advice to support the administration and monthly review of asset transactions.

Requirements Include:
  •  Extensive problem solving skills to identify and analyse options and provide viable recommendations to senior management.
  • Strong financial acumen and working knowledge of financial systems, especially where they relate to capital budgeting, reporting and capitalisation of projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the project lifecycle and long-term asset planning.
  • Professional finance qualification such as CA, CPA or equivalent
Other requirements include:
  • Personality & Behavioural Assessment prior to an offer of employment
  • Satisfactory Police Check result prior to an offer of employment being made
Additional benefits:
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing program
  • A safe and welcoming environment where you will be encouraged to innovate and embed new ways of working and interacting with stakeholders
  • Opportunities to develop and progress your career
  • Access to the Executive Team to share ideas and make a difference across the enterprise
  • Recognition and inclusion of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Apply now with your resume including a cover letter. City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.
For further information or to request a position description please contact Bryony Reid, Public Sector People on (03) 8535 3111.
Applications close Friday 15th January at 17:00.


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