Finance and Administration Manager

Ignite is an ASX listed recruitment company with 6 offices across Australia.  Our Perth office has over 25 years of experience recruiting within the Local Government sector.

We are proud to be partnered with a Local Government Shire for the recruitment of their new Finance and Administration Manager.  Based approx. 150 kilometers North-East of Perth, the Shire is home to picturesque landscapes, beautiful wildflower trails and some of Western Australia’s most historical townsites.  The district is an ideal setting for those dreaming of a tree change to a quiet rural lifestyle with close proximity to Perth.  The Shire is committed to promoting excellent community service to all its residents and does not discriminate in the provision of excellent service, serving all stakeholders with dignity and respect. The Shire is an equal opportunity employer.

The Opportunity

The Shire has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, team-oriented individual to fill the role of Finance and Administration Manager:
  • Vacant role, initial contract with a view to long-term placement;
  • Based under 2 hours North-East of Perth; and
  • Competitive salary package offered including rental subsidy on offer.
The role has an anticipated commencement date of late April or early May 2020.

Role Requirements:
  • In close cooperation with the CEO and Finance Consultant, the Finance & Administration Manager (FAM) is responsible for managing all transactional financial operations and front-desk administrative operations for the Shire. Key areas of contribution include; financial and business planning, customer service delivery and implementation of information technology business solutions and resources (including budget) management.
  • Supervise Administration, Finance Officers, CSO, Librarians and Cleaners and ensure annual Performance Reviews are undertaken.
  • Make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer for approval on the selection and management of officers in the administration and finance section.
  • Practice joint responsibility with the Financial Consultant, in overseeing the Shire's Computer and Information Technology System and ensure its optimum performance and integrity.
  • Ensure that all necessary statutory returns required by the Department of Local Government, WA Grants Commission, Western Australian Local Government Association and the Australian Bureau of Statistics are completed when required.
  • Ensure Shire leases are current and consistently applied to all organisations, and the lease register is maintained.
  • Other relevant duties listed within the full position description (available on request).
The Successful Candidate to Ideally Possess:
  • Experience in a similar Management role in a finance position in Local Government or business sector environment.
  • Previous management experience in Local Government or relevant field with developed financial management skills as they relate to Local Government.
  • Detailed/thorough knowledge of Accounting Standards, professional reporting requirements and relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and provide financial accountancy services in a similar-sized organisation.
  • Detailed / thorough knowledge of taxation especially GST, FBT.
  • Relevant qualifications or significant experience in accounting or financial management.
  • Qualifications or relevant training in the operation and selection of information technology as it relates to finance. (Microsoft Suite, SynergySoft and Trellis), including operation and application.
  • Qualifications in Leadership and/or Management.
  • Hold a valid Driver's Licence, C class or higher.
  • In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a salary commensurate with expertise and experience plus an additional co-contribution of up to 5% super;
  • The opportunity to develop your professional skills within a Local Government Environment.
What you need to do now: To apply for the role, please submit your application by clicking on Apply Now.  A full position description will be supplied at interview stage, however for more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Ignite’s Perth office, on (08) 9201 7700. 

Applications closing Friday 24 April 2020 at 4pm

**Please note only shortlisted candidates for this role will be contacted.
Perth (Calingiri)