Senior Finance Officer/Accountant

Position Location

Warne Street, Wellington

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?


Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualification in Business, Management, Commerce, Accounting, or related discipline
  • Experience in managing a multi-faceted finance or accounting function
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and other statutory requirements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government funding and acquittals.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage & work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team
  • High level interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Analysis and problems solving skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Driver’s Licence

About The Position

Financial Management

  • Maintain general ledger including month-end journals, loan reconciliations, revenue reconciliations, balance sheet account reconciliations and completion of related financial information & reports.
  • Maintain asset register and the depreciation schedule.
  • Review and ensure accuracy of weekly payroll prepared by the finance officers.
  • Review weekly accounts payable process across various divisions.
  • Monitor financial delegations and financial approvals to ensure that approval limits are exercised appropriately.
  • Review journals and bank reconciliations prepared by the finance officers.
  • Assist in the completion of monthly and annual financial and management accounting processes, to ensure accurate and timely reporting of the Corporation's financial performance and position.
  • Assist CFO and SMT in preparing and executing the annual organisational and departmental budgets, forecasts to ensure achievement of strategic objectives whilst maintaining effective cost controls.
  • Maintain funding summary, reconciliations and assist in the preparation of funding acquittals.
  • Assist in managing organisation’s assets including motor vehicle fleet, equipment, facilities, leases, insurance policies, maintenance etc.

Reporting and Analysis

  • Assist CFO in the end of month, and end of year financial reporting process.
  • Assist in the annual external audit process and the preparation of annual financial report.
  • Provide senior management, statistical and other reports to meet organisational, stakeholder and statutory requirements including timely reconciliations, analysis, and financial reports.


  • Assist with accurate and timely submission of statutory lodgements including PAYG, BAS/GST, FBT returns, WorkCover insurance reconciliations & lodgements, funding acquittals and reporting.
  • Comply with all relevant legislation and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all organisational policies and procedure and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure client and community confidentiality is maintained.

Leadership and People Management

  • Provide leadership to ensure that staff capability is developed to each team member’s full potential to assist in achieving the organisation’s strategic and financial objectives.
  • Work in consultation with the CFO to build capability and ensure effective financial management across the organisation.
  • Ensure that all employees are complying with relevant WH&S legislation and that any issues are identified and resolved appropriately.
  • Work collaboratively with the internal and external stakeholders to achieve operational efficiencies and successful outcomes.Systems, Policy and Procedure Development
  • In consultation with the CFO develop Business Services policies and procedures to ensure that the functions are demonstrating consistent practices across the organisation.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in the Corporation’s financial and procurement processes.
  • Comply with and promote EEO across the organisation.

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