Manager, Finance - Vinnies Services

  • Permanent, full time 38 hours per week
  • Base location: Lewisham, flexible to work within any of the Societys main regional offices across NSW
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Societys mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a hands up approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Role:

The Manager, Finance - Vinnies Services position is in the Finance and Corporate Services directorate. The role will provide strategic and operational advice to Vinnies Services senior leadership to drive improved financial decision-making and business performance through effective business partnership.

The Manager, Finance - Vinnies Services will:

  • be the primary point of contact for all Finance matters for the Executive Director, Vinnies Services and other senior leaders in the directorate
  • deliver strategic financial analysis and advice for projects in Vinnies Services, liaising closely with the Manager, Group Financial Planning & Analysis and the broader Finance & Corporate Services team for resourcing support and input
  • identify and communicate operational performance, needs and business risks for Vinnies Services to the Executive Director, Vinnies Services, Directors of each service area and Finance & Corporate Services teams.
  • ensure the consistency and integrity of financial reporting and other finance processes across all regions served by Vinnies Services.
  • prepare monthly financial reporting and analysis, the preparation of the annual budget and reporting of variances against monthly and annual budgets for Vinnies Services.
  • manage government funding acquittal process for Vinnies Services.
  • prepare value add reporting and analysis as directed by the Executive Director, Vinnies Services.
  • escalate financial performance risks related to any of Vinnies Services programs and/or services to the Executive Director, Vinnies Services in a timely manner.

This role reports to the Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s in accounting or similar discipline
  • Membership of a professional accounting body (CPA or CA)
  • Demonstrated ability to combine financial information with deep understanding of the levers of operational service delivery to distil relevant insights to improve operational performance
  • Demonstrated ability and expertise in strategic financial management, budgets and corporate finance
  • Experience with using large Accounting Software packages Great Plains or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to review and analyse business data and analytics to enable effective reporting and decision-making on operational performance
  • Proven ability to meet tight timeframes, manage workflows and multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to peoples lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check.

Applications close at COB 8 November 2019

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume, your responses to the Role-specific criteria and relate the responsibilities of the role to the Society Critical Capabilities outlined under the Essential Criteria on the attached Position Description.


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

04/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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