First listed on: 16 September 2021

Graduate Accountant


  • $75K - $85K + Super + Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Temporary Full Time (12 months)


Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we’ve been supporting our community through difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play. 


Moreland City Council has a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Accountant to join our Finance team. We are looking for someone who will enjoy learning and working across all aspects of the Finance Unit including revenue, rates, management accounting and financial accounting.

This position would suit someone currently undertaking tertiary studies or recent graduated. Previous experience in a high activity role with excellent interpersonal communication, email and written skills will be well regarded, alongside a strong commitment to customer service and attention to detail.


  • Working towards a tertiary qualification in accounting or commerce (majoring in accounting) or have recently completed
  • Work experience in an entry level finance role is highly desirable but not essential.
  • Intent to start working towards completion of CPA Australia or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong commitment to customer service.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and word skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • A good level of skill with computer operating systems.
  • Able to demonstrate conceptual, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Able to understand and demonstrate required skills.
  • An understanding of long term unit goals and appreciation of the wider organisational goals.


  • Prepare, issue and manage debtor invoices and credit notes in a timely and accurate manner
  • Working with Finance Business Partners to provide financial support to Managers and Directors; including variance analysis and budget management.
  • Assist with completing administrative tasks associated with the operation of Council’s Developer Contribution Payments (DCP)
  • Assist in the preparation of the BAS and other taxation based statutory items
  • Council’s DCP and other internal policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring efficient, effective and professional services are provided to customers and stakeholders with a focus on excellence in customer service.
  • Provide support to Financial Accounting including taxation, bank reconciliation and asset accounting.
  • To support the Revenue Services Team, in providing customer service and administrative support for the section including but not limited to the processing of all acquisitions, dispositions and changes of address, direct debit, copy notices, ownership requests and written enquiries
  • To process and respond to customer requests in writing, by telephone and at counter


  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of work-life balance
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • Wellness programs - 3 free gym classes & an active social club

For further information please contact Jemma Wightman on 9240 2320.

Applications close: 5pm, 29 September 2021. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

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