Finance and Corporate Services Manager

Work for Geelongs Best Small Business, Full or part time flexible hours negotiable, Generous salary packaging and conditions.

About the organisation

Established in 1954, the Give Where You Live Foundation exists to address one of the most complex and entrenched social issues across the wider Geelong region DISADVANTAGE.

The Foundation believes that in order to achieve a reduction in entrenched disadvantage and greater social and economic participation for people and places across our region, all the members of our community must have access to an adequate education that, enables them to access sustaining and sustainable employment and have access to the support required in order to meet a significant life crisis should the need arise.

Today we are investing together with our partners across these key focus areas of Education, Employment and Life Crisis.  This work includes the delivery of our own programs including  Feed Geelong (a strategy to financially support the Geelong emergency food relief system), Direct Assistance Voucher programs (to provide immediate relief to those who are experiencing hunger, require pharmacy or household aid) and the Foundation's iconic GROW initiative.  GROW (G21 region opportunities for Work) an ambitious initiative that seeks to address one of the major drivers of disadvantage long term unemployment. 

This work also includes our grant making. This year we have collectively invested $1.43million in grants to 48 partner organisations who are delivering programs throughout our region in one of our key focus areas of education, employment and life crisis.   It is through this work that we will ensure greater equity of opportunity in our community so that ALL people and places thrive

The Give Where You Live Foundation prides itself on being a strong leader within the Geelong community and an organisation that is continuing to change, evolve and innovate. Having proudly won various business awards over the years (including the 2019 Geelong Chamber of Commerce's 'Small Business of the Year') the Give Where You Live Foundation has a strong focus on organisational work culture.

The Give Where You Live Foundation prides itself on being a strong leader within the Geelong community and an organisation that is continuing to change, evolve and innovate. Having proudly won various business awards over the years (including the 2019 Geelong Chamber of Commerce's 'Small Business of the Year') the Give Where You Live Foundation has a strong focus on organisational work culture.

The work we undertake at the Foundation is really important, so too is our work culture.  The Foundation offers employees a friendly, supportive and flexible work environment where innovation, dedication and fun are at the core.

About the role

The purpose of the Finance and Corporate Services Manager position is to ensure effective, transparent financial management of the organisation and oversight of other corporate support functions such as IT, facilities maintenance, contract reporting and support, insurances budgeting and forecasting and some HR functions. A strong knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and relevant not-for-profit sector taxation laws and financial guidelines are essential in the position.

To ensure the efficient financial management of the organisation, the Finance and Corporate Services Manager must effectively communicate with all staff that have varying levels of financial experience. The Finance and Corporate Services Manager is responsible for the production of financial management reports for staff and board, as well as the production of our annual accounts for financial reporting purposes.

The Finance and Corporate Services Manager is also responsible for the day to day financial management of the organisation including accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations, preparation of BAS and payroll which is conducted through a third party.

This position must be able to operate at a strategic level and provide high level advice to the CEO and board but also not afraid to 'get their hands dirty'. There are also data entry and record keeping requirements that are critical to the success of the role.

Skills and experience

Role Specific - Highly Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting
  • Three years experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in Xero / MS Office / Outlook
  • Strong knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards
  • Effective communicator
  • Proactive with a high levels of customer service and 'can do' attitude
  • Willingness to work out of hours when required
  • Ability to think clearly and reorganise priorities under pressure
  • Passion for the community and making the extra effort to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Working knowledge of profit centre reporting and accountability including budgeting and forecasting

Applicant Specific - Personal Behaviours and Attributes 

  • Commitment to Give Where You Live foundation's purpose and mission
  • Strong commitment to providing high levels of customer service (both internal and external stakeholders)
  • Initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently as well as a team
  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative
  • Ownership and accountability of one's work
  • High levels of confidentiality and integrity (relating to both data and verbal communication)   

Desirable

  • Five years experience in a similar role
  • An understanding of the not-for-profit sector
  • An understanding of Salesforce CRM

Please note:

The Give Where You Live Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and as a signatory to the GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) compact, we encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 

To Apply 

Email your resume and an accompanying covering letter addressing your fit, experience and skills in relation to the Key Result Areas and Key Performance Indicators outlined in the Position Description located online

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

25/11/2019 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Accounting
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