Financial Accountant

Job No: PMC2020092
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Applications Close Sunday 16 August 2020 11:30pm


About the Opportunity

At PMHC every employee plays a part in ensuring we work together to achieve positive outcomes for our Community.  To help us achieve this we require an experienced Financial Accountant with strong technical, communication and supervisory skills.  With your advanced financial transaction investigatory skills, a focus on customer service, and your ability to effectively prioritise, you will ensure that timely, quality advice and recommendations are delivered to the organisation.  The Financial Accountant role is an integral part of a team responsible for the reporting, maintenance and integrity of Council’s accounting function.  You will meet the needs of internal users in the financial management of Council and external users in the external reporting of Council’s financial transactions and position.

On a typical day our Financial Accountant will:

  • use their specialised knowledge to help deliver Council’s reporting requirements;
  • help to ensure that the integrity of Council’s financial systems is maintained through strong processes and controls;
  • focus on providing excellent customer service and being a trusted advisor to the organisation;
  • provide strong leadership and development to our Finance Officer.

To find out more about this role and what skills, qualifications and experience you will require to succeed, please refer to the Position Description and Selection Criteria below.

Within this role you will have access to:

  • Council’s flexible working arrangements;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Training and development, including education assistance for studies related to your role.



This is a full time, permanent role, with remuneration in the range of $81,374 - $91,548 per annum (depending on skills and experience), plus 9.5% superannuation, working 35 hours per week.


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 Port Macquarie Hastings Region

Upon commencement you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations.  With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.



If you would like to know more about this opportunity, or have any questions about the role please contact Nicole Spencer (Group Manager Financial Services) on (02) 6581 8511.


Interested in Applying?

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

Position Description

Selection Criteria

Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the Selection Criteria, 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 Sunday 16 August 2020 11:30pm.


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

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