Financial Accounting Lead

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.  

About the role

This is a six month maximum term contract on a full time basis in our Newcastle Head Office. Join and lead an established team where you will focus on ensuring accounting systems, procedures and processes are contemporary, efficient and enable compliance to internal and external standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a Financial Accounting team to achieve business plan outcomes
  • Partner with Corporate Services Business Partners to provide accurate and timely periodic financial statements
  • Ensure all general ledger balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled and substantiated to ensure compliance with accounting principles
  • Monitor, review and manage fixed asset register
  • Lead the Financial Accounting team and work with the broad Corporate Services & Finance team to prepare financial information for submission to external bodies
  • Prepare periodic management and statutory financial reports
  • Support the Financial Controller to provide financial reporting for Executive, Finance & Audit committee and Board
  • Engage with stakeholders to design, build and provide reports of relevant business information

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Commerce
  • CA or CPA qualified
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of qualified Accountants
  • Experience as a Financial Accountant and working with FBT
  • An interest and experience in process improvement

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Monthly rostered days off
  • Great tax benefits
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

Applications close at midnight AEDT on 27 November 2019. 

25/11/2019 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Accounting
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