First listed on: 07 January 2022

Are you a committed accounting professional who is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service?

Have you been looking for an opportunity to lead a team through a business transformation?

Do you have the financial expertise to support an organisation delivering services and major projects for a growing community?

Then the Coordinator Management Accounting in the City of Swan’s Financial Services and Rates business unit is for you.

The City of Swan is the largest and most diverse metropolitan local government in WA, which consists of metropolitan and rural communities and covers an area of 1042 square kilometres. Our purpose is to improve the quality of life of all the people who live in, work in and visit the City of Swan. In order to do this, we are committed to finding the right people for the role.

We are focused on supporting our business to make informed decisions based on quality financial advice and support. We have an opportunity for a dedicated accounting professional to fill this leadership position within the Management Accounting team and we welcome you to be part of our Finance transformation.

The Coordinator Management Accounting is a senior leader reporting directly to the Manager Financial Services and Rates. As part of the Finance transformation, you are an innovator who successfully manages a team of accountants and cross functional teams to deliver solutions to business problems and streamlines financial service delivery. You can lead and inspire people, prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations, analyse complex data and market trends, and prepare Annual Budgets, Long Term Financial Plans and management reporting in accordance with legislation and accounting standards.

If you see yourself as a solutions focused leader with a passion for inspiring others and producing work with outstanding professional standards, the City of Swan wants to hear from you.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role, you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting/Commerce/Business with a major in Accounting and current CA/CPA membership;
  • Minimum eight years’ experience leading and supervising people;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a local government accounting role;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the transformation of a finance function to improve customer experience;
  • Detailed knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply Australian Accounting Standards and relevant legislation;
  • Well-developed knowledge of Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.
  • Police Clearance

The salary for this position is from $132,000 - $145,000 per annum, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. You will also enjoy benefits including flexible working conditions, excellent leave entitlements, up to 16% superannuation, travel subsidies, comprehensive employee wellness program, generous study assistance and free parking.

For enquiries and further information please contact the Executive Manager Corporate, Kym Leahy, on 9267 9463.

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than two pages) and a resume at

Closing Date: January 21st 2022 – 5pm

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