Careers at Council


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

Finance Manager

Accountant/ Senior Accountant/ Financial Accountant

Internal Auditor

Business Analyst

Finance Officer/ Senior Finance Officer

Grants Officer

Rates Officer

Trainee Accountant/Graduate Accountant

What we do

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

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
  • 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

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.

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.