Finance Business Partner

Were one of Australias largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare, Were engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level, Were looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future.

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture, and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place, where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion

We need you

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position as a full-time permanent opportunity. Based in our Darwin office you will be working closely with our management team. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances. 

As the Finance Business Partner (FBP) and sat within the Business Services Team you will be responsible for delivering financial management information and presenting that in a manner that will be helpful for management to make well informed decisions. The Information provided will be relied upon to make decisions of organisational significance, information that helps shape major operations and initiatives.

FBP will partner with business areas and will provide support and help to build a deeper understanding of the finances of the organisation. This will involve working in blended teams with diverse stakeholder groups that will challenge the way they think and help to develop stronger financial modelling.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Motivate and mentor the team, aligning complementary skills and allocating resources to deliver results in accordance with Miwatj financial objectives.
  • Review financial data and records in accordance with relevant legislation and organisational policy and prepare/balance annual recurrent budgets, cash flows and year end projections.
  • Monitor and provide detailed analysis of expenditure against budgets, spending patterns and legislative compliance including the preparation of comprehensive monthly management reports and other reporting requirements.
  • Participate in documenting new procedures that are consistent with organisational policies and support the needs of program and portfolio requirements.
  • Provide financial advice to budget managers on matters affecting business planning and financial performance and make evidence-based recommendations to inform future decision making.
  • Provide financial management support, budget preparation and financial performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide advice on financial matters to various directors and the board.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and subject matter experts to deliver financial management outcomes.
  • Assess financial management strategy, initiatives, projects, policy and procedures to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Oversee and manage Miwatj’s internal and external financial audit program.

Why Miwatj

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. 

A competitive annual salary of $110,197-$114,373 per annum (depending on skills and experience) and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this full-time position.

How do you know if you’re the right fit 

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • CA/CPA qualifications and/or degree qualifications in accounting, commerce, economics, business or related discipline (or nearing completion).
  • Experience in financial management, budgeting and/or accountancy, desirably in a not-for-profit entity.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a finance function and hands-on, multidimensional team.
  • Experience in delivering financial analysis, reports and data to a variety of audiences.
  • Well-developed partnering, problem-solving and relationship building skills with stakeholders at a variety of levels.
  • Experience working in an environment of continuing change and in supporting non-finance professionals with thorough analysis and reporting to inform decision making.
  • Strong understanding of finance related programs, systems and technologies.

Application close date: 27th September 2020.


We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.


14/09/2020 $0 Darwin 1 Accounting
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