Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BNTAC) is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) that holds native title on trust for the Banjima People.
The Banjima native title determination area covers a large area of land and waters in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There are approximately 500 adult Banjima People and many more Banjima children.
As well as their roles and responsibilities as a PBC, BNTACs objectives also include to provide relief for disadvantaged Aboriginal people, maintain and support traditions, laws, language and culture of Banjima people, as well as provide economic, social and cultural benefits, including housing, training and education.
About the role
The primary objective of this role is to take charge of the financial health of BNTAC through leading and administering accounting operations that meet legal requirements. This position will manage all accounting functions, including, annual reporting, budgeting, oversee two finance officers and the meeting coordinator, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable and oversight of management reporting. The position is responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures. This will include the establishment & ongoing review of systems and process required for the good and efficient running of the business finance function.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Support the business with a customer focused, pro-active, value add finance function
Support the CEO & Exec Managers with financial analysis, & advice on financial implications of contracts, policies and transactions as required.
Management Reporting liaise with Nexia re preparation of monthly accounts & management reports for the Exec and the Board
Budgets coordinate and collaborate with Exec Managers to prepare annual budgets for submission to the Board, Trustee and any subsequent budget reviews
Treasury management authorise payments, manage the cash flow, banking facilities & maintain banking relationship for the Corporation
Payroll supervise the payroll function
Gain an in depth understanding of all agreements with Trustee that govern income, & any sub-contract service agreements, & ensure financial terms of those agreements complied with. eg billing milestones, reporting, acquittals.
Developing an in-depth knowledge of organisational products and process
Statutory compliance- ensure Corporation complies with all statutory reporting obligations, ie tax, superannuation, ORIC, (in conjunction with external Tax Agent)
Audit and Annual Financial Report primary contact for auditors, coordination & finalisation of audit in advance of AGM, & lodged with ORIC prior to 31 December.
Management of finance staff to ensure all transactional requirements of the Corporation are met on a timely basis, eg payroll, payment of creditors, collection of debts
Management of the meetings coordinator to ensure costs are controlled whilst ensuring a consistently high level of member satisfaction is achieved
Maintain a strong financial control environment, with appropriate policies, procedures, systems, segregation of duties, review and reporting.
Optimise the use of technology for service delivery; challenge the status quo to optimise efficiency
Selection Criteria - Essential:
At least 3 years experience in a similar role
CA or CPA qualified, or working towards qualification
Tertiary education in either Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business or Business Administration
High level interpersonal and communication skills
Professional, self-confident and down to earth
Knowledge of accounting software (ideally Xero)
Comfortable with the full Office suits and advanced Excel skills
Good comprehension of the payroll function and experience managing complex payrolls
Demonstrated experience with managing accounting systems, audit and processes
Ability to work in a busy environment and manage conflicting demands
Ability to work as part of a high performing team and manage staff
Cultural competence especially with Aboriginal people
Experience working in a PBC, trustee or humanitarian not for profit sector
Banjima, Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please ensure your application consists of the following:
A cover letter
A statement addressing the selection criteria
Applications close 17th November, 2019
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