First listed on: 14 May 2024

Financial Accounting Coordinator


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington.

Here at the City of Stonnington we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic. There is a variety of benefits available for our people have a look at “Why Stonnington”.

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Job Description

As Financial Accounting Coordinator you will lead the Financial Accounting and Accounts Receivable Team in the provision of high quality financial and statutory reporting, together with the preparation and coordination of the annual financial report and other external statutory reporting requirements. You will also lead the external financial audit, being the key liaison between the Council and the auditors.  Additionally you will provide timely responses and communicate clearly between all stakeholders.

Using your vast experience you will oversea the management of a timely month-end close, all supporting balance sheet reconciliations, accruals and adjustments in line with month-end checklist and reporting timeframes as well as ensure the integrity of all financial data through robust internal controls as well as the timely review of processes, to enable high quality financial and statutory reporting.

You will also:

  • Provide financial and policy analysis and advice in the preparation of briefing papers 
  • Partner with and support service managers through the provision of quality financial services advice support and analysis.
  • Identify, develop, review, interpret and maintain robust finance policies and procedures to ensure strong internal controls and contribute to the Finance departments strategic business planning.
  • Mentor and develop the financial accounting team to deliver effective financial accounting services across the organisation.
  • Lead audits and acquittals, for example, Roads To Recovery audit, Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) audit, Victorian Grants Commission acquittal as required.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders

This is a temporary full time opportunity until end of May 2025 with an annual salary range of $121,828 - $135,627 per annum + 11% superannuation. This is a hybrid role which means you can work both within the office and from home. You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable 311 Glenferrie Road office on the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road in Malvern where boutique stores, cafes and various health clubs are in abundance.  You can easily walk to Malvern Gardens High Street or stroll High Street Armadale and Glenferrie Road.

As a Stonnington employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

To thrive in role you have:

  • Demonstrated experience leading a motivated customer-focused team of financial professionals to deliver high quality outputs to demanding timelines and drive continuous improvement.
  • Significant experience in leading a financial accounting function with oversight of financial governance and technical application of accounting standards, and statutory and legislative requirements.
  • Well-developed business and financial analysis skills, including the ability to correctly interpret, analyse and synthesise information with a high level of attention to detail and translate into succinct and meaningful intelligence.
  • Effective at relationship-building with ability to successfully consult, influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to explain complex and strategic financial concepts and advice.
  • Strong written skills with experience in developing policies and procedures and preparing reports and presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven methods for managing workload to meet tight deadlines and balance changing priorities, while maintaining attention to detail and delivery a high quality service.
  • CPA / CA qualified with demonstrated experience in a similar financial accounting coordination role in a large organisation

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Katrina Wilson Finance Manager .

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination.

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