Chief Financial Officer

Community Based Organisation, Not for Profit Organisation, Above award pay and conditions.

Chief Financial Officer

Location: Yarrawonga, Northern Territory

About Us

Kentish Lifelong Learning and Care Incorporated is a community-based for-purpose organisation providing nurturing and educational care for children in the Northern Territory from birth to eighteen years. Care is provided across various programs including home-based family day care and out-of-home care as well as centre-based long day care.

We are a trusted member-based not-for-profit organisation with 26 years of experience in the childrens services industry. Our vision is Quality outcomes for all children and young people.  Our mission is to provide lifelong learning and quality care inspired by the belief that each child and young person has a right to an education, and deserves to feel safe, respected and nurtured, inclusive of a sense of belonging and identity. 

The Role

We are recruiting for a self-motivated and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our small Finance Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CFO is responsible for the execution of the organisations bookkeeping and accounting functions. This position includes responsibility for all areas relating to financial management and financial reporting. The CFO provides professional support to the CEO and works collaboratively with the wider Kentish team providing support to staff, educators and the Board of Directors.

We are looking for a team player who exemplifies the values and mission of Kentish, always exercising professionalism, discretion and diplomacy.  

Key requirements and responsibilities of the role:

  • Preparation of periodical management reports, statutory financial accounts, and formulation and monitoring of the organisations budget.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Awards, National Employment Standards, taxation and superannuation legislation, the Associations Act NT, and other relevant legislative requirements. 
  • Manage and support the Finance Team in the day-to-day financial recording and reporting functions including general ledger, payroll, superannuation, PAYG, FBT, accounts receivable, accounts payable, preparation of BAS and Instalment Activity Statements, bank reconciliations, accruals and prepayments, assets and depreciation, etc., as well as ad hoc accounting, bookkeeping, administration and support duties.

To be considered for the role the incumbent will have:

  • An accounting degree qualification recognized in Australia and be professionally qualified as an Australian Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a minimum eight years of experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work autonomously and in a team.
  • A high degree of initiative, reliability and integrity.
  • Proficiency in the use of MYOB accounting software, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • A current satisfactory National Police Check certificate and a current Working With Childrens (ochre) card and the right to live and work in Australia.


Salary: $130,000 to $150,000 depending on qualifications, background and experience

Applications close 30 November 2020.  The position start date is 11 January 2021.



16/11/2020 $0 Darwin 1 Accounting
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