Finance Officer

about us 
batyr is a for purpose preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. We run programs that help smash the stigma surrounding mental health and empower young people to reach out for support. 

We are an energetic, fun and dynamic team who are passionate about changing the way we speak about mental health. If you want a workplace where you can bring all of your full, weird and wonderful self to the office each day, this is the place.

about the role 
The Finance Officer will be responsible for maintaining the day to day financial operations of batyr.  Working closely with the Finance Manager, this role will ensure that we have a clear picture of our financial position to support operational and strategic decision making. The role will ensure that all funding is acquitted in accordance with relevant funding agreements, assist batyrs partnerships team with report & proposal writing, and maintain accurate and up to date information in our IT systems.

This is a 12-month contract position, with the possibility to extend. The role will report directly to the Finance Manager, based in Sydney.

All candidates will need to hold a current Working with Children Check and Police Check, or be willing to obtain these within one (1) month of starting the role. 

key responsibilities

  • Maintain all bookkeeping functions (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll)

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and financial reporting

  • Maintain effective systems for financial reporting, both internally and externally

  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and ensure that actuals are recorded and monitored in line with this each month

  • Maintain up to date financial forecasts

  • Review and continually improve financial and administrative procedures

  • Assist batyrs partnerships team with grants and donor reporting obligations

primary selection criteria 

  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting

  • 2+ years relevant accounting or bookkeeping experience

  • Experience with financial reporting

  • Comfortable working with large volumes of data in excel and working knowledge of common formulas/functions (vlookup, sumif, pivot tables etc)

  • Experience working in Xero

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently across a growing and spread out team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

desirable selection criteria 

  • Experience with Salesforce

  • Experience supporting the development of grants and donor reports 

  • Experience working in a NFP organisation

working with us
At batyr, we care deeply about those we welcome into our work-family and do our best to support our team. We do this by:

  • Providing all permanent staff with a wellbeing budget that you can use for the gym, new surfboard, pottery class, ukulele lessons almost whatever you need to help keep you feeling good

  • Providing ongoing professional training and wellbeing sessions 

  • Structured internal and external mentoring 

  • Wellbeing leave - your personal leave doesnt just have to be for sick days, at batyr you can also use this leave to support your mental health and wellbeing 

  • Mid-year and start-of-year retreats 

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 pa - because were a not for profit, you can choose to receive a proportion of your wage as a reimbursement of personal expenses, with no income tax payable on this money

  • A bring your own device policy, with reimbursements for using your own phone and computer

how to apply
 by 9 am Monday 6 July, with the job title in the subject line. Please note that we will not be accepting direct applicants from Seek. 

batyr is a safe and inclusive workplace. Those from minority or marginalised communities are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is definitely not limited to, people with a lived-experience of mental ill health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.

22/06/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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