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Accounting Officer

  • Full time opportunity - Weipa based

  • Competitive remuneration with benefits and flexible work arrangements

  • Excellent team culture

About Our Client

Weipa Town Authority - is located 900km north-west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been operating for over 50 years. Over the years, it has developed into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub of the Western Cape. Weipa offers a coastal community rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage that provides families with opportunities to participate in leisure activities, sports and community events. With a strong sense of community, the region has plenty of natural beauty to offer including the opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and exploring.

About the Role

The Weipa Town Authority (WTA) acts as a Local Government authority in the Township of Weipa on behalf of Rio Tinto. You will be required to work a Monday to Friday roster. Some of the key items you will be responsible for as the Accounting Officer

Rates revenue -

  • Key liaison with Governing bodies and agencies.

  • Control, review and updates for general & water rates database, including service charges and differential rate categories and assessment maintenance.

  • Coordination of bi-yearly rates levy issue in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Ensuring council rates related policies and procedures are up to date.

  • Review of property rates search certificates.

Finance -

  • Responsible for the Finance function of the WTA including the month end processing, reporting of BAS and fixed asset register.

  • Liaison with Rio Tinto Finance department for end of month mapping to the RT SAP system.

  • Accountability of the financial processes and controls, financial reporting, revenue billing and collection (including rates).

  • Support in preparation of annual planning and budgeting, including operational and capital budgets in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and legislation.

  • Key stakeholder for the Annual Financial Audit.

  • Supporting grant applications, administration and acquittals.

  • Ensuring finance related policies and procedures are up to date.

Health and Safety -

  • Actively participate in the development of a safety culture within WTA

  • Demonstrate a zero tolerance for unsafe practices and procedures.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous financial administration experience and qualifications

  • High-level computer literacy (Accounting software, Microsoft Office Suite Word / Excel)

  • Well-developed time management and prioritisation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well in a team and autonomously

  • A current Queensland C (Car) class driver licence

  • A proactive approach towards personal and team Health, Safety, Environment & Community awareness.

  • Candidates with the following will be highly regarded -

  • Bachelor???s degree in a related field with previous accounting experience

  • Previous experience in Local Government

  • Previous experience with the MagiQ Software suite

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Erin Dunn

QLD Mining

4052 2268

Job title: Accountant
Contract type: Contract
Location: Northern QLD - Greater Cairns & Far North, Northern QLD
Industry: Accounting Accountant - Chartered/CPA (General)
Job expiry: 2022-06-11
Reference: 7396J202232888

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