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Management Accounting Coordinator

Applications close 05/07/2020

  • Salary: $113k to $126k per annum + monthly ADO + Superannuation
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Lead the effective financial management of organisation & build financial capability
Located along the banks of the Yarra, The City of Stonnington is a vibrant and diverse municipality. With a population exceeding 100,000 residents and covering an area of 25 square km, Stonnington has a variety of parks, gardens, cultural centres and a highly impressive range of shopping strips and restaurants. Stonnington has an enviable record as an innovative and progressive Council that is committed to providing a culture where employee health, wellbeing and development are a priority.

An experienced Management Accountant is required to lead the effective financial management of organisation and to build financial capability and understanding throughout the organisation.

Reporting to the CFO, the role provides insight to enable strategic operations for Council’s long-term financial sustainability and will deliver accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis to enable Executive decision making and greater community outcomes.

Working closely with the broader organisation to ensure robust financial support and expertise, there will be a particular emphasis on improving and streamlining the forecasting and budgeting processes and the tracking of business performance data to provide insightful commercial analysis to the Leadership team, determining the operational and strategic performance of the Council with an emphasis on areas which require business improvement interventions and strategic realignment.

Key responsibilities:
-Provide high level strategic advice, analysis, financial modelling and support to Council and the Senior Leadership Team
-Develop, coordinate, and prepare key financial reports for Council and the Executive Leadership Team
-Develop and maintain systems, processes, and structures to ensure that financial information is provided that assists in appropriate decision making
-Prepare accurate budgets and monthly financial forecasts for each department
-Provide guidance to individual managers reviewing their actual financial year-to-date performance and assist in updating year-end financial forecasts
-Develop costing techniques and reports in relation to financial modelling, cost/benefit analysis, direct/ indirect costs, service reviews and similar requirements
-Analyse and update Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan and brief the CFO of possible issues

The successful candidate will bring significant experience in Management Accounting and financial planning, analysis and reporting in a large complex organisation. CA/CPA qualifications area mandatory, as are exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills.

Candidates will bring proven people leadership experience and expertise in building and maintaining trusted partnerships and relationships, with role being a key part of a revitalised Corporate Services function. Demonstrable project management and change management skills in delivering new ways of working, systems and processes are crucial, as are strong written and interpersonal skills.

Equally important is the capacity to bring new ideas, perspectives, and experiences to the team to inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration, with the ability to lead people through significant change in a positive and engaging manner.

To request a copy of the position description, go to or contact Charlie Cole on Applications must include completed Key Selection Criteria and will close on Sunday 5th July 2020.

City of Stonnington is not taking direct applications for this role. This position is advertised on our website to validate the legitimacy of the vacancy. Please contact Charlie at Camden Search and Selection to apply.

Submitting your application
A Position Description is attached below for your perusal which includes the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact Charlie Cole - Camden Search & Selection on Ph:

A Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria can be found here.

Position Descriptions
PD - Management Accounting Coordinator - 311314 - Perm FT - Jan 2020.pdf

The Inherent Requirements for this position can be found here. Please note this document must be read prior to applying for the vacancy.