Careers At Council

All positions vacant within Katherine Town Council are advertised in the Katherine Times.

For your convenience, current vacancies are also listed below.

Information on how to apply for Council positions is available in the Application Information.

For further information on any position, please contact Council on (08) 8972 5500.

Positions Vacant 

Job Title: Finance Manager

Position Type: Full Time Mon - Fri 8am - 4:36pm

$66,574.64 - $84,701.53

In addition, the position includes Superannuation & District Allowance

+ 6 weeks annual leave & 3 weeks sick leave 

(accrued on a pro rata basis)

Position Context: 

This position reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) where it is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Finance unit and providing high level professional support and advice for the organisation’s financial operations. This position will be required to facilitate the effective and efficient operations of Council’s financial systems and processes and oversee and ensure financial compliance across the organisation. This position will lead a small team that focuses on delivering financial support and services. 

Position's Key Responsibility 

1. Manage, support, lead and give guidance to Council’s Finance Unit to achieve timely, accurate and efficient financial services and support across the organisation;
2. Train, educate and mentor finance and non-finance staff to accurately deliver and understand Council’s financial operations (reading/interpreting/monitoring budgets, allowances, compliance requirements, statutory obligations and other);
3. Coordinate and prepare the annual organisational budgets, monitor and report on the budget as a whole while managing Finance Unit’s budget, make recommendations for budget improvements as required;
4. Upholding the applicable statutory obligations for delivery of services and operational necessities (Accounting Manual, ATO, Accounting Regulations, Local Government Act, and others as applicable)
5. Manage the month end process and ensure that transaction reporting within the department is completed in a timely and accurate manner, develop high level financial operations reports to Council;
6. Perform month end tasks such as general ledger reconciliations and depreciation and assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts
7. Establish and monitor internal controls, delegations and best practice financial procedures to protect Council from fraudulent behaviour;
8. Ensure grand funding financial acquittals are completed in a timely manner with accurate information
9. Delegate financial function through the Financial Team to ensure the delivery of services, information and/or reporting, aiding in advancing the Finance Officer professional capacity, and ensuring deadlines are being met;
10. Collaborate with and seek guidance from Financial Accountant to meet report requirements, establish viable procedures, safeguard assets, asset disposal and sale of assets;
11. Ensure Council’s financial operations are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and general daily financial functions.
12. deliver the training and support that is required to ensure each officer of the Finance Team are all capable to undertake varied financial duties;
13. Understanding and implementation of organisational policy, procedure and practices;
14. Other responsibilities as shall be reasonably associated with or incidental to the above responsibilities or as shall, in the course of the employment, be agreed between the parties as being or forming part of the duties

Application please include: 

  • Cover letter
  • Written response to the key responsibilities as outlined in the position description 
  • Current Resume/CV
Applications close: 27th October 2019

Position Description can be downloaded here

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Job Title: Project Administration Officer 

1 year Contract

Position Type: Full Time Mon - Fri 8am - 4:36pm

$62,148.14 - $79,069.79

In addition, the position includes Superannuation & District Allowance

+ 6 weeks annual leave & 3 weeks sick leave 

(accrued on a pro rata basis)


To apply please send: 

  • Cover letter
  • Written response to the key responsibilities as outlined in the position description (download here.)
  • Current Resume/CV\
to recruitment@ktc.nt.gov.au

Applications close: 3rd November 2019