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Accounts Payable Officer

Job No: CEN1508
Location: Central Coast NSW

  • Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person with a hands on attitude
  • A supportive workplace culture that values staff
  • Full time position- 12 Month Fixed Term
  • Salary range between $1,030.75 to $1,237.25 per week ($53,743 to $64,510 per annum) + superannuation

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

The Accounts Payable Officer is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate payments for goods and services procured by Central Coast Council and ensuring these procured goods and services are processed in accordance with relevant acts, codes, policies, procedures and regulations.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Ensure compliance with accounting systems and standards, corporate policies, operating procedures and relevant legislation to meet audit requirements and satisfy internal controls;
  • Ensure all accounts for procured goods and services are processed and paid in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, statutory regulations and audit requirements;
  • Prioritise, manage and organise workloads in order to meet corporate goals and deadlines.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate IV in Business, Accounting or related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Demonstrated experience in an Accounts Payable role in medium/large size organisation;
  • Previous experience with accounting software packages/ERP;
  • High level of accuracy with a focus on attention to detail;
  • Sound level knowledge of relevant Acts including Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, 1999 and the Goods and Services Act, 1999.

 Enquiries:  Margaret Smith, Team Leader Accounts Payable, ph: 02 4304 4336 or 0429 150 613


PLEASE NOTE: The Local Government Act 1993 provides that an employee may be moved from their former position to a new position in the new organisational structure provided that the new position has 'substantially the same duties' as the former position.


In determining what constitutes 'substantially the same duties' consideration will be given to the following factors, with an alignment of at least 80% required to the new role for it to be deemed a lateral transfer opportunity.

  1. Overall role purpose
  2. Key responsibilities
  3. Consideration of the band and level

If you were a current employee of Gosford City Council or Wyong Shire Council as at 12 May 2016 (creation date of Central Coast Council), and believe you were, at that time, performing substantially the same duties  in your substantive role as this advertised role and therefore may be eligible for a current lateral transfer opportunity for this position please indicate this on your application by answering “Yes” to Question 2.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without "logging-out" of the system.

It is recommended that you review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.  You can "cut & paste" from a Word document to an application if you wish.


To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.


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