Financial Controller

Management of financial function in not-for-profit organisation, Financial forecasting, Management of financial risks.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking applications for the position of Financial Controller.  The purpose of this role is to manage the finances, investments and major projects of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference) in order to ensure that resources are available to support the current operations and future growth of the Conference and to develop and implement long and short-term strategies to meet the needs of the Conference. A key aim is to ensure the financial affairs of the Conference are managed in a thorough and professional manner consistent with all relevant legislation and approved Conference policies.  This is a full-time position based in Braddon, ACT.

As the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the financial functions of the Conference
  • Developing and administering long and short-term financial strategies
  • Identifying financial risks and implementing appropriate controls
  • Providing advice on financial viability of projects
  • Managing the Finance Team and its operations
  • Managing the Conferences triennial budget process
  • Administering insurance policies
  • Developing and maintaining procedures in the area of taxation law


You will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in accounting, business or a related discipline
  • A minimum of five years experience in a high-level financial management role
  • demonstrated ability to successfully formulate and implement effective long and short-term financial strategies
  • High-level financial analysis and modelling skills
  • A commitment to high quality client service in a complex environment
  • Ability to manage budget performance for all activities of the Conference
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (CPA or equivalent)


To be considered for this role, applications should address the Knowledge, Skills and Experience as listed in the position description.

Applications close on 6 April 2020, 4pm


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is an equal employment opportunity employer and promotes and supports a family friendly workplace. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in Australia and may be required to provide a Working with Children Check or a suitable Police Check as part of the recruitment process.


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference respects your privacy.  In applying for this position, you will be providing Australian Catholic Bishops Conference with personal including sensitive information.

23/03/2020 $0 ACT 1 Accounting
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