First listed on: 31 August 2017

Finance Unit Manager


  • Full time 5 year contract
  • $136K (Incl. Super & Transport Allowance)


Moreland City Council is offering a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Unit Manager who enjoys contact with the community and working with a dynamic team to continue delivering strong financial results for Council. 

 Key aspects of this role include:

  • Support the CFO to ensure the financial health and long term financial sustainability of the Council;
  • Manage and coordinate the overall allocation and utilisation of Council’s financial resources;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the overall allocation and utilisation of Council’s financial resources;
  • Provide financial advisory services to all branches in relation to financial management policies and procedures, financial systems operations, budgeting preparation, financial planning, performance analysis and supporting the business to achieve long-term financial viability;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of financial planning, budgeting and reporting systems across all business units including maintenance of financial records in compliance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1989, Local Government (Accounting) Regulations, Australian Accounting Standards, Australian Tax Legislation and policies as adopted by Council;
  • Providing training and technical support to personnel within the organisation on budget, taxation and general financial management issues.

The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in 

  • Degree in accounting or business and CA or CPA qualified
  • Experience in computerised financial systems or information systems
  • Substantial experience with managing budgetary processes and computerised financial systems in large, complex organisations.
  • Proven line management experience leading and motivating people
  • High level of technical competence in all facets of accounting
  • Experience in leading and delivering a Finance service, with exposure to Local Government or similar would be an advantage.

 To be successful in this role, you are required to have

  • Tertiary qualifications in at least one of the following disciplines – business, management, or commerce.
  • Completed Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) qualification.
  • Experience in computerised financial systems or information systems.
  • Substantial experience with managing budgetary processes and computerised financial systems in large, complex organisations.
  • Experience in management accounting, with exposure to Local Government regulations or similar.


We are an equal opportunity and child safe employer, support inclusiveness and diversity, and are Values based.  Moreland - One Community Proudly Diverse.

Applicants may obtain a position description from our website at moreland.vic.gov.au.

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.



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