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Mount Barker District Council

Situated just 25 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, the Mount Barker District Council services a diverse community with a population of over 35,000.  The picturesque region continues to experience unprecedented residential, commercial and industrial growth while offering outstanding lifestyle and business opportunities.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this role provides effective leadership, management and development of the Finance and Revenue functions of Council and renders expert, effective and professional financial and management accounting services to all stakeholders.  Key responsibilities include:

  • leading, managing, mentoring and developing the Finance and Revenue Team including promoting and facilitating a customer service ethic, a culture of continuous improvement and a team-based approach incorporating innovation and change management;
  • initiating and developing comprehensive rating and property, financial management and accounting policies and practices;
  • planning and managing the development of long term financial, corporate and annual business plans and budgets with stakeholders including the Council Executive, department managers and staff to ensure the efficient and effective use of community funds;
  • providing analytical and financial modelling for long term financial planning, maintaining an effective internal control program and planning and managing the preparation and presentation of the annual financial statements.

Applications are welcome from appropriately qualified and experienced accounting/finance professionals with the ability to lead, develop and motivate teams in a fast paced environment.  A high level working knowledge of general accounting principles and practice will be required along with superior skills in the interpretation of financial data to user requirements.  Also important will be excellent analytical, negotiation, change management, innovation and relationship building skills combined with a strong commitment to customer service.

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Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed or Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.

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