First listed on: 05 April 2024

Finance Business Partner L6

About the Role

  • Exciting Local Government Opportunity with City of Mitcham
  • Finance Business Partner L6
  • Salary Range - $106,687 to $113,678 plus superannuation (depending on skills and experience)
  • Permanent opportunity

About the Organisation

City of Mitcham is committed to being a place people choose to work. They are a values-based Organisation and pride themselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace where the backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of their people help them to forge strong connections with their community, to innovate and make better decisions.

At the City of Mitcham, they offer:

  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements, to help you balance work, home life, and other caring responsibilities.
  • A positive safety culture environment where identification of workplace hazards is encouraged and rewarded.
  • Learning and Development Opportunities to help you grow.
  • Employee Assistance programs are available to all employees and their families.
  • Employee well-being programs.
  • Paid parental leave and other flexible work options.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    • Ensure accurate and timely support in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and reporting for management, including budget preparation, developing internal management reports, assisting with year-end forecasting, preparing financial statements, and maintaining general ledger accounts.
  • Financial Advisory/ Business Partnering:
    • Support management decision-making by providing labour reporting, budgeting, and forecasting information, overseeing plant hire charge rates and allocations, serving as the primary contact for financial inquiries, offering analysis on budget trends, assisting team members, and preparing financial reports and acquittals for externally funded projects.
  • Project management & Process Improvement:
    • Collaborate with the Team Leader Finance and Finance and Rates team to enhance policies, procedures, and processes, identify opportunities for business and Council process integration, manage system administration and development, liaise with vendors and IT to enhance system capabilities, and analyse internal controls within the Council’s framework, offering suggestions for improvement.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the Team Leader Finance.
  • Works closely with General Managers, Managers, Team Leaders, other Finance Business Partners, Payroll, and Accounting Officers.
  • No staff reports to this position.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have:

Essential Skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting.
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and databases.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish credibility and build rapport with diverse stakeholders.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills for negotiation, influence, and motivation of stakeholders.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines consistently.
  • High-level analytical skills with the ability to explore new and innovative solutions to business challenges.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in using Corporate Software and Accounting Systems such as TechnologyOne CiA.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, guidelines, and standards, including the Local Government Act.
  • Experience working in local or state government.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to apply for this opportunity, please select “Apply”. If you have any questions about the role, feel free to contact Sonali Cooray - Senior Consultant - Accounting Professionals at Randstad via email on for a confidential discussion about the position.

Applications close 17th of May 2024.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

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