Corporate Accounting Manager

Job No: PMC2019038
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Applications close Sunday 21 April 2019


About the Opportunity

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Accounting Manager to join the busy finance team in Port Macquarie, NSW.

Reporting to the Group Manager Financial Services, you will be primarily responsible for the preparation of Council’s annual budget and providing continuous financial management support to the organisation. You will be responsible for the consolidation of financial information into meaningful reports for senior managers which provide analysis, outcomes, options and recommendations linked to Council’s overall financial position. As the main contact point for budget queries, you will provide support to and assist service areas with budget projections, ongoing forecasting and variance analysis.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the development of Council’s Long Term Financial Plan and other financial modelling as required
  • Supporting month end and year end processes
  • Providing advice on the financial viability of projects and policy proposals
  • Delivering financial training initiatives in other areas of the Council

As this is a leadership role, you shall also be required to provide guidance and mentoring support to a small team.



This is a full time, 35 hour week role, with flexible work options and remuneration in the range of $104,614 – $117,747 per annum (depending on skills and experience), plus 9.5% superannuation.

A motor vehicle option will also be negotiated with the successful candidate.


About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid north coast of NSW in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We have a strong commitment to organisational excellence and community, through our service provision to some 80,000 residents. With an enviable climate, the region is a premier tourist destination offering a diversity of lifestyle options.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was the 2017 winner of the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial award for most progressive and innovative council in NSW.


About the Region

Upon commencement you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations. With a stunning hinterland full of walking trails, waterfalls and wildlife, miles of pristine beaches the mid-north coast is the perfect region to discover arts, culture, sport, nature, food and wine. Life in Port Macquarie is the perfect move for someone who wants to continue to grow and prosper in their career away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities.



If you have any questions with regards to this role please contact Nicole Spencer – Acting Group Manager, Financial Services on (02) 6581 8511.


Applying for the position

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.

Position Description - Corporate Accounting Manager

Selection Criteria - Corporate Accounting Manager 

Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the role description, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.


Close date

All applications must be submitted no later than 11.30pm on Sunday 21 April 2019.

Note: Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical, or like positions for a period of 12 months.


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