Financial Accountant

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Accounting
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1585697
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Financial Accountant.pdf (PDF, 380KB)

Contact: Patricia Bouchier
03 5564 4066

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking a qualified Accountant with high level financial, analysis and evaluation skills for a full time, 12 month contract in the Financial and Business Services Division. 

The Financial Accountant provides senior supervision, coordination and supports control of finances and resources to enable South West Healthcare (SWH) to achieve its objectives.  Additionally, the Financial Accountant is responsible for providing information and advice, overseeing implementing financial processes and ensuring compliance with all reporting standards and audit requirements, ensuring effective and timely services are provided.

What you bring

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining professional confidentiality, prioritising tasks and coordinating projects as part of a financial services team.  A tertiary qualification in Commerce, Accounting or Business is required, along with experience in reconciliation, journaling and financial reporting.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 12 December 2021. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification Administrative Worker Grade 3.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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