Effective financial management is central to the work that Local Government undertakes.
A career in Finance with Local Government means you’ll be joining a team responsible for billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure, as well as income from rates, fees and other charges. It’s challenging, interesting, and very rewarding.
Types of roles
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Finance Officer
Trainee Accountant/Graduate Accountant
What we do
- Financial planning
- Financial management
- Grants administration
- Rates administration
Tertiary qualifications in Business, Finance, Commerce or Accounting are usually required for finance roles.
Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications relevant for entry-level positions include:
- Certificate III, IV in Business
- Certificate III, IV in Financial Services
- Certificate III in Accounts Administration
- Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
- Certificate IV in Local Government
- Diploma of Accounting
Some current Finance vacancies
Working in Councils
The scale and diversity of work on offer in Local Government is impressive as is the direct and positive impact this work has on the communities we serve.
Is council right for you?
Local Government’s 189,000 employees have many different skills and backgrounds, but together they share certain values and attributes that enable them to succeed at Council.