Finance Manager

Finance Manager- Alawa Aboriginal Corporation (based in Minyerri Community Hodgson Downs)


Alawa Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation providing services delivery in areas of Community Development, Aged Care, School Nutrition, NDIS, Playgroup, Afterschool Care, Night Patrol, Centrelink and Municipal Services.

The office is situated at Minyerri Community Hodgson Downs, NT, approximately 570 km away from Darwin on the Roper Highway. 

Job Description 

We are currently seeking an experienced, pro-active Finance Manager to join our enthusiastic team. Reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors, this position is based at Minyerri Community Hodgson Downs, NT. 

The Role: 

  • Providing financial advice to the management/ direction team assisting with the decision-making process
  • Preparing Corporations budget and budgets for projects/ programs and grants 
  • Preparing financial reports monthly, quarterly, and annually and review budget and variances 
  • Preparing timely and accurate monthly management reports including profit and loss, balance sheet, bank reconciliations 
  • Month end processing, recording journals and general ledger reconciliations.
  • Preparing year end financial reports 
  • Liaise with External Auditor for year end processing, getting financial reports certified for grant funding. 
  • Invoicing, bill payments and general day to day accounting functions 
  • Accounts receivable and payable 
  • Preparing grant funding acquittals for Government funding programs 
  • Working collaboratively with other teams auditing accounts discrepancies and documenting new internal controls 

Key selection criteria 


  • 5+ years practical experience in an Accounting / Financial role, with advanced knowledge and experience with using Microsoft Excel and MYOB systems.  
  • Tertiary education in Finance/ Accounting (CPA or bachelors degree in accounting would be highly regarded)
  • Sound knowledge on Fair Work rules and regulations on Awarding rates, employee benefits, leave, ETP and experience in processing payroll and managing employee profiles within MYOB.
  • Well-developed organisational skills, the ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks.
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly BAS and IAS. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of application of accounting standards 
  • Developing of internal financial policies contributing to maintain internal control systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in accounts payable and receivable.
  • Strong billing and invoicing knowledge
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and use common sense. 
  • High level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to problem solve and show initiative. 
  • An easy-going personality, with strong attributes of integrity and work ethic
  • The ability to work well independently, but also as part of a team.


Highly Desirable:

  • Previous experience in working and living in a remote Aboriginal community.
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. 
  • Good understanding of Aboriginal Culture and Values 
  • Good knowledge of NT remote communities 
  • Experience in long distance driving particularly remote off-road and 4-wheel drive.  

Staff Supervised- Nil 

Salary- negotiable. 

 9.5% super plus 6 weeks annual leave and 2 weeks sick leave. Salary sacrifice (approximately $ 15,200.00 per annum) benefit is also available. 

Appointment of this position is subject to the satisfactory completion and confirmation of a National Police Check, current NT Ochre card and the right to work in Australia.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be a Finance Manager with Alawa Aboriginal, and would love you to join our fantastic team, please APPLY today!

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


20/04/2021 $0 Katherine & Northern Australia 1 Accounting
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