Finance Officer

Marrickville Women's Refuge

Applications Closing: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 17:00




Position Description

Role                                         Finance Officer

Employment status           Part Time Fixed Term (6 hours /week)  

Reports to                             Manager

Directly supervising          None

SCHCADS Award level     Above award pay

Probationary period         3 months


Purpose of the position


The Finance Officer’s primary responsibility is to work closely with the Service Manager to efficiently complete all financial and accounting processes of the organisation to ensure that financial and statutory obligations are met. The Finance Officer is also responsible for the preparation of financial reports to the Board and the funding bodies, and in meeting annual audit requirements.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Process fortnightly payroll including salary sacrifice and superannuation payments for employees (team of 6-8)
  • Maintain employee records including wages increments and leave entitlements according to SCHCADS award
  • Process accounts payable and receivables accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintain and process credit card and petty card transactions
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank and credit card transactions
  • Preparation and lodgment of Business Activity Statement to the ATO and PAYG
  • In consultation with the Service Manager, prepare annual budget and monitor expenses against the budget
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial reports inclusive of profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, budget variance analysis, budget forecast and recommendations relating to financial matters to the board
  • Preparation and submission of financial reports to funding body (NSW Family and Community Services) and Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission(ACNC) and ensure contractual and compliance requirements are met
  • Liaise with auditors and oversee end of year financial audits
  • In conjunction with the Service Manager maintain asset registers
  • Ensure insurances are renewed and kept updated at all times
  • Ensure safe and secure filing system along with back up of all MYOB data and confidential files
  • Abide by regulation of Workers Health & Safety (WH&S) and organizational policy and procedures
  • Other duties relating to the ongoing financial accountability of the service as and when required


Category: Finance & Accounting
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

Marrickville Women’s Refuge, a not for profit organisation, is seeking an experienced and proactive Financial Officer to join our team. We are a small sized but an unique service with a highly motivated team. If you are a finance all-rounder who thrives in a dynamic environment, and you have a demonstrated experience in effectively carrying out end to end accounting and financial roles from bookkeeping to financial reporting, then this role is for you. The ideal candiate will be self motivated, possess a strong social conscience and demonstrated ability to work autonomously to complete all accounting and financial requirements in a timely manner.

Position details

Appropriate Accounting Qualification is required

    Essential Selection Criteria:

    Essential Selection Criteria  

    • Appropriate Accounting Qualification
    • Minimum 3 years relevant experience within a workplace environment 
    • Proven ability in general ledger reconcilations, including wages and in budgeting and forecasting
    • Demonstrated understanding of the Not for Profit Charity Requirements and Government Department funding and financial reporting requirements
    • Demonstrated experience in MYOB
    • Proven experience in preparation and lodgement of BAS and GST statements
    • Excellent organisational, adminstrative and time management skills and ability to work within deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and effectively within a small team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships
    • Abide and follow the code of conduct at all times 

    Please Note: Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this role, under Section 31 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

    All offers of contractual employment are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, including a current Working with Children Clearance

      Desirable Selection Criteria:

      Desirable Selection Criteria

      • Understanding of the SCHCADS Award
      • Hold a current NSW Driver Licence


      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply


      Other Information:

      For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Tracey on 02 9558 1702 or email:

      Contact details
      Contact Name: Tracey
      Contact Email:
      Contact Phone: 02 9558 1702
      How to apply

      How to Appy

      Applications close Friday 2nd August 2019 at 5.00pm and must be submitted to:


      Your application must address each of the selection criteria and include:

      • A cover letter
      • Statement against selection criteria
      • A current resume including your full name, postal address and contact details
      • Two of the most recent work related referees stating names, positions and contact details
      Date posted: 11 July 2019

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