Careers at Council


A Finance career in Local Government is challenging and exciting. The work we do is vital to the efficient running of all operations.

As well as being responsible for infrastructure across Australia that is worth billions of dollars, Local Government also manages substantial income from council rates, government grants and other fees and charges. Councils' financial management practices come under significant scrutiny from the community as well as state auditing services and must strictly comply with prescribed accounting and governance standards.

What we do

  • Financial planning
  • Financial management
  • Grants administration
  • Rates administration

Types of roles

Chief Financial Officer

Finance Manager

Senior Accountant
Financial Accountant

Internal Auditor

Business Analyst

Finance Officer
Senior Finance Officer

Grants Officer

Graduate Accountant
Trainee Accountant

Qualification requirements:

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 Administration
  • Certificate III, IV in Financial Services
  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration
  • Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Certificate IV in Local Government Administration
  • Diploma of Accounting

Some current Finance vacancies

For more job vacancies, visit Jobs

The Universities Admission Centre

For more information about university courses visit The Universities Admission Centre.

My Skills

For more information about VET courses and training providers visit My Skills.