Asset Accountant

Category:  Finance
Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

$92K – $96K Total Remuneration Package

$82K – $85K Base Salary

Vacancy No: 3812

Location: Maroochydore

Permanent - Full-time

Applications close: Sunday, 18 June 2023 11:59pm AEST

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, Council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced Asset Accountant that’s a great team fit and will contribute positively to Council’s asset accounting function by ensuring timely and accurate recognition of assets, and all the asset transactions and processes throughout the asset lifecycle. This role is a direct support to the Senior Asset Accountant.


Key responsibilities of the successful candidate include:


  • Capitalising, disposing, and adjusting Council’s constructed and purchased assets in the financial asset register through analysing financial transactions and preparing asset registration supporting documentation, as well as peer review of your teammates work.
  • Contributing to the review and maintenance of assets under construction information for reporting and forecasting as well as undertake reconciliations of our asset classes, supporting GL accounts, and works in progress.
  • Support and contribution to the team for end of financial year activities and annual reporting requirements along with the annual asset revaluations and ongoing unit rate valuation development.
  • Regular collaboration with Asset Managers, Project Officers and Asset Information Officers as well as deliver high quality accounting information and advice to other branches within Council as needed.
  • You will maintain asset component data and assist with data and reporting improvement activities for the asset accounting team.
  • Assisting with the support, mentoring and development of junior teammates.
  • With a focus on continuous improvement, you will be required to participate in professional development, ensuring up to date knowledge on best practice and processes associated with assets.


About you


As an accounting professional, you possess tertiary qualifications in accounting or equivalent, along with relevant industry experience. Complementing your formal training is a comprehensive understanding of standards, process, and principles applicable to asset accounting in the local government environment.


Strong attention to detail is vital in this role and well-developed interpersonal skills capacity to communicate effectively via various mediums. In this position you will be dealing with asset records and information from a wide range of projects from across Council’s business areas.  This involves looking at engineering and project documentation and utilising mapping software so that you can make the accounting reflect the engineering reality!


Your ability to work efficiently and effectively within a diverse team to accomplish shared goals, is essential to your success. A strong skillset in utilising business software such as financial registers and non-financial asset registers, mapping software and the Microsoft Suite, is a must.


You are ideally well-versed in a similar role within Local Government or a medium to large scale company.


Candidates possessing membership of a relevant professional body or working towards such will be highly regarded for this vacancy.


Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits and working styles to suit you:

  • Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us therefore we offer a number of different initiatives such as discounted health related memberships, fitness passport, employee assistance program and development opportunities. 
  • Flexibility: We know it is important to balance life and work, therefore we offer flexible working including a 9-day fortnight and a hybrid WFH model that help you be your best.
  • Extras: Those extras make a difference therefore we offer salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation, smartphones and devices. We also pay you 17.5% leave loading and generous Superannuation where council will contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution.


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements on the Position Profile. Keep the key responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact Jenna Dickson during business hours on 07 5441 8148.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team


At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.