Senior Finance Officer- Cape York Peninsula

  • Permanent
  • Fri Jun 26 04:24:38 2020
  • BBBH2449

The Client

Bring your boat and your fishing gear and come up to one of the most beautiful and peaceful communities on the Western side of Cape York. The people here catch fresh fish, crabs and oysters just metres away from their backyards on a daily basis!

The Opportunity

This position provides aid to the accountant in the administration and oversight of the Council's financial accounts. Duties include reconciliation of various accounts, preparation of internal financial reports and assisting executive and line managers in grant/project management. Along with Councils Executive, it has financial oversight responsibilities for Council projects.

To be considered for this position you will require the following skills and qualifications.

  • Highly developed excel skills as well as organisational, time management, planning and computer skills.
  • Knowledge and previous experience in the use of finance software, particularly MYOB.
  • Ability to prepare budgets and financial reports.
  • Experience in Local Government
  • Current criminal history check or willingness to obtain;
  • Must be Australian resident or hold appropriate working visa.


  • An appropriate Degree or Diploma in Business Management/Administration or Financial Management or progression towards completing such a qualification.
  • Awareness of contemporary trends occurring within Local Government.
  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting the provision of services.
  • Competency handling confidential information.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Indigenous people in remote locations.

To Apply

Applications in Word format should be forwarded to us by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below. For a confidential discussion, or a copy of the position description including selection criteria, please contact Sandy Evans in Cairns on (07) 4034 5000.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible to apply for this job, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have an appropriate visa to be able to live and work in Australia.

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About Us

With offices in Cairns and Townsville, Precruitment is North Queensland’s leading recruitment consultancy, specialising in permanent and temporary roles. With a focus on administration and professional talent, we are preferred suppliers to local businesses throughout the region including Queensland Government, Government Owned Corporations and Local Government councils. We also have a broad commercial client base throughout Queensland.