Vacancy Details

Accountant – 10138

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone Region that focuses on working together to balance our region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values-based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

Council is seeking to appoint a Maximum Term Full Time Accountant to contribute to Council’s success.  The position is a full-time maximum term role with a projected end date of Friday 18 March 2022.

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to provide efficient accounting services, that support and assist Council to achieve Statutory Reporting obligations, including Commonwealth and State Government requirements. 

Essential criteria

1. Degree qualifications in Accounting (or a related discipline) with relevant experience, knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of the position.

2. Eligibility for Certified Accountant or Certified Practicing Accountant membership.

3. Experience in the application of legislation, regulations, and Australian Accounting Standards.

4. Sound interpersonal and communication skills and experience liaising with management, employees, and customers.

5. Time management, prioritisation, and work organisation skills to effectively complete tasks within required timeframes.

6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.

7. Proficient keyboard skills and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and operating corporate business systems.

8. Legally able to drive a motor vehicle in Queensland.

Why work for GRC?

  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees.
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution.
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance.
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date

12 noon Tuesday 7 December 2021.