Management Accountant

About the Organisation

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST) provides a range of services to people in Victoria who have been subject to torture or other traumatic events prior to their arrival in Australia.  This group includes refugees and asylum seekers. It is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned.

About the position

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Management Accountant is responsible for management reporting, budgeting, compliance with relevant legislation, funding requirements and contract management, monitoring and other financial matters.

The Management Accountant will ensure the ongoing maintenance of appropriate internal controls, financial procedures and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

The position is initially a 9 month maternity leave cover with the potential to extend contract.

Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis of key budgets and financial reports
  • Supporting the budget cycle by preparing the annual budget, mini-budgets and mid-year budget review
  • Preparing financial acquittals consistent with the requirements of funders
  • Reviewing all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and administration overhead cost allocation
  • Calculating GST owing and preparing quarterly BAS returns

About you

You will be either CA or CPA qualified, have exceptional attention to detail with the ability to meet tight deadlines. You will enjoy working autonomously and also being a team player. You will be an effective communicator with all levels of Management with the ability to explain financial information in an easy to understand manner.

The Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in the preparation of annual budgets, management accounts and financial reports.
  • Experience in the management of budgets and undertaking variance analysis
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills
  • Experience with QuickBooks or similar accounting package
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit environment will be advantageous

VFST is an equal opportunity employer.

The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role


Applications for this position close on 8 December 2019.

02/12/2019 $0 Northern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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