Senior Finance Manager


The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit national organisation, based in Canberra. FARE has been working since 2001 with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harms by supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for changes to alcohol policy.  

This role is crucial in the overall success of the organisation by ensuring strong financial management. The key requirements of this role is to oversee finance transactional operations, supervision of payroll activities, capital/ asset management, financial statement reporting, budget development, overall financial position monitoring and reporting. This strategic and hands-on role is also responsible for ensuring that FARE complies with statutory and regulatory requirements and practices sound corporate governance.  


  • Provide accurate, and timely financial information, through the maintenance of an effective financial framework, inclusive of oversight, analysis and planning. 
  • Assist the CEO in managing risk and corporate governance and governance and operational policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure compliance and reporting with relevant statutory and regulatory bodies, including the ACNC, ASIC and ATO. 
  • Develop and implement policies to ensure the security of funds and assets, guiding the lodgement of tax and other returns to comply with all statutory requirements, and administering insurance cover and claims. 
  • In collaboration with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team, prepare and present organisational budgets and forecasts in line with FAREs strategic plan. 
  • Maintain a watching and advisory brief on the investments of FARE and liaise with the organisations investment management firms. 
  • Ensure that the revenue of FARE is protected through the establishment of effective financial controls; strong investment policies, implementing and maintaining appropriate management accounting and reporting systems, budgetary controls, and expenditure procedures. 
  • Advise on the financial implications of management decisions, risk minimisation, opportunity forecasting and establishing the financial soundness of proposed investments and divestment. 


  • A minimum of 10 years experience coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or Business Law and membership of professional Accounting and/or Financial institutions. 
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CA or CPA. 
  • Experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and Boards. 
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, including overseeing investments, with a successful track record of managing staff. 
  • Experience and training in corporate governance. 
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements within the community and NFP sector, including knowledge of the ACNC and ASIC requirements. 
  • Advanced computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages such as Xero and Excel. 


  • Competitive salary 
  • NFP salary sacrifice benefits that will increase your take home pay 
  • Professional development and training 
  • Flexible working hours and locations 
  • Supportive and dynamic team environment 
  • Paid parental leave 


Please submit an up-to-date resume and 500 words addressing the Role Requirements and What you need to have outlined above. Manager application by 5pm on Friday 26 June 2020. 


22/06/2020 $0 ACT 1 Accounting
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