The Shire of Paroo is a local government area in Southwest Queensland, Australia. The Paroo Shire covers an area of 47,623 square kilometres (18,387 sq mi). In the 2021 census, the Shire had a population of 1,679. The region incorporates four towns Cunnamulla, Yowah, Eulo and Wyandra, with Cunnamulla being the hub of the Shire and is centrally situated on the crossroads of the Balonne and Mitchell Highways. Cunnamulla, meaning “long stretch of water”, gets its name from the picturesque Warrego River which meanders past the town and is a popular spot for fishing and water sports.

The Position

This role is a broad scoping position within the Finance department of council. As the Council has a relatively small employee base it is logical to combine all functions of finance. A crucial aspect of this role is for the incumbent to develop, support and contribute to an effective team environment which focuses on results, and achieves service excellence.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrate monitor Council Budgets and operational plans to track their progress;
  2. Ability to undertake debtor management and cost controls measures;
  3. Ability to ensure all financial reports are prepared in line with organisation requirements and legislative requires and delivered in a timely manner;
  4. Ability to develop and maintain Council's procurement, tendering and contract management systems to ensure they are compliant and efficient;
  5. Ability to provide procurement policy guidance, training and advice to Council officers;
  6. Ability to ensure purchasing procedures are compliant with relevant legislation and regulations;
  7. Assist the Finance Team to ensure compliance in all areas of procurement, and to enable prompt payment of suppliers;
  8. Demonstrate clear and effective communication with co-workers, managers and the community;
  9. Ability to provide a high level of customer service;
  10. Demonstrate a model safe and healthy behaviour in the workplace; and
  11. Ability to ensure members of your team have the tools and resources to be safe in the workplace.

Experience & Qualifications


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an accounting role desirably within local government;
  • Qualifications and/or training in Management will be highly regarded;
  • Advanced skills in Accounting Software or similar;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Well-developed analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills in accounting and financial management information systems;
  • Well-developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the
  • ability to work as a member of the team, leads by example, committed, reliable and possesses a willingness to learn;
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet key deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate well in a range of settings;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Tertiary accounting qualifications recognised by Australian Professional Accounting bodies;
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle under a ‘C’ Class Queensland Drivers Licence or higher is an essential requirement for this position; and
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.


  • CA/CPA qualified, preferred but not required;
  • Experience with Remote, Rural or Local Government would be highly regarded; and
  • Experience with Practical Plus Finance System.


  • A competitive remuneration package is offered $77,340 to $90,245, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Fulltime permanent position of 36.25hrs
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Uniforms provided.

A position description is available below. Applications closes when the position is filled.

To apply please email your resume, cover letter outlining your experiences of the selection criteria and application form to For further information please contact the HR Officer on 07 4655 8400.

Please note we can only consider your application if you are eligible to work in Australia.



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Paroo Shire,Queensland,Australia

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Job Posted:
2 weeks ago
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Job Type
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