October 2021

Financial Accountant

  • Australia based, flexible working arrangements
  • Part-time 0.6 FTE – Fixed term contract to 30 June 2023
  • Full-time salary range: $70k – $80k per annum plus superannuation

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Summary: Take ownership of the financial accounting processes and compliance responsibilities for a growing not-for-profit organisation.

Collaboration for Impact is a leading capability building services provider in the field of place-based collaborative change and systems change. We support over 40 initiatives across Australia to drive social change, many based in regional and remote Australia.

The Opportunity

 This role has responsibility for all financial accounting and compliance tasks for the organisation. It is the key role that ensures the accounting and finance function operates as efficiently and effectively as possible. The role reports to and is supported by the Finance Manager.

Your Day-to-Day

The routine responsibilities include –

  • Processing all accounting transactions in Xero for revenue and expenses including payroll
  • Obtaining approval for payments
  • Reconciling bank statements, payroll, debtors, creditors and other general ledger accounts
  • Managing the month-end financial accounting cycle including the processing of sales invoices, invoice payments, payroll, banking and review results for final approval.
  • Completing external compliance obligations including ACNC financial reporting, DGR reporting, BAS, FBT returns, and PAYG, Payroll tax, superannuation payments, audits and Work Cover reporting/monitoring
  • Assist finance manager in designing and maintaining a suite of standard monthly, quarterly and annual reports to meet the needs of Board, CEO, leads and clients and funders, and annual reporting standards.

Ways of working

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Self-directed and able to work efficiently and effectively remotely, managing time and solving problems proactively
  • A self-starter that takes initiative to anticipate team needs, implements improvements in processes and offers support on the front foot.
  • Responsive to changing needs and priorities
  • Have high self-awareness, including cultural awareness and exceptional communication skills.
  • A commitment to continuous learning, professional development, and self-reflection

What We’re Looking For

  • Newly qualified or working towards CPA, CA or CIMA qualifications and/or demonstrated extensive financial operations experience
  • Knowledge of Australian financial reporting obligations, and able to ensure financial policies and processes reflect regulations
  • Highly competent with Xero
  • Experienced in managing payroll in an organisation with up to 20 employees.
  • A competent user with MS Excel and financial software as a service
  • Experience bringing process improvement
  • Willingness to learn and grow into supporting the commercial elements of the finance function e.g. forecasting.

Important information

This is a part-time position contracted until 30 June 2023 with the potential for extension.  The organisation has a bring your own devices policy.

CFI strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTQI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for this opportunity.

Applications will be reviewed progressively, please apply ASAP.  If you require assistance with the application process and/or have access requirements please contact Ruth Connelly ruth.c@spinifexrecruiting.com.au to help CFI maximise everyone’s opportunity to fully participate and contribute to building our vision for impact.

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What to do Next?

Please submit your application to ruth.c@spinifexrecruiting.com.au with the Subject Heading: Bookkeeper/Financial Accountant Reference No. 200026712 – [your name]

and include:

  • A one-page cover letter introducing you, your interest in and experience for the position.
  • A current resume
  • A statement answering the following questions:
  1. Please provide examples to demonstrate your knowledge of Xero.
  2. Outline your experience working for not-for-profit organisations
  3. How have you improved month-end accounting procedures in other organisations?


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