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Organisation : Specialisterne Australia

Location : Melbourne (Bundoora)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Disabilities, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Employment Services

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $100,000-$105,000

Application Closing Date : 27 Jan, 2019

About the Role

Finance and Operations Officer

Contract type: Ongoing opportunity, available January 2019

Contract hours: 22.5 hours/week

Remuneration: Salary pro rata of $100,000-$105,000 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus 9.5% super *

*Specialisterne has Public Benevolent Institute status, significantly increasing take-home pay through decreased tax liability for those who choose to access the benefit

  • A fantastic opportunity that will suit an experienced Finance and Operations Officer looking for work/life balance
  • Use your experience to help shape and influence the growth and financial sustainability of our young social enterprise organisation
  • Unique part-time role for a financial professional with minimal direct staff management responsibilities
  • Excellent salary packaging options
  • Flexible working options

Specialisterne Australia is a not for profit social enterprise, that works as part of a larger global Foundation. Specialisterne Foundation was established in 2004 in Denmark. Specialisterne now operates in 14 countries globally.  Specialisterne Australia was established in 2015 with the goal to enable 12,000 careers for people on the autism spectrum by 2030 here in Australia and New Zealand. We are one of the first companies in the world to highlight the benefits of employing people with autism and neurodiversity into the workforce. Specialisterne Australia assist organisations in sourcing, recruiting and developing their capacity as an employer to support employees on the autism spectrum to thrive at work. We recognise that autistic individuals offer a range of skills that can be of benefit to any industry. We also recognise that the traditional recruitment processes often act as a barrier and disadvantage those on the autism spectrum.


Role requirements:

  • Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent
  • CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand membership
  • A minimum of 5 years’ previous experience leading the finance function for an organisation at a senior level
  • Sound commercial and business acumen with a results driven approach
  • Experience managing compliance and risk management functions
  • Advanced skills in Xero and Excel
  • Experience in Salesforce (desirable)
  • Not-for-profit experience (desirable)
  • Police Check and WWCC required
  • Australian working rights

This is a fantastic opportunity to apply your exceptional skills and experience to influence and support our small but fast-growing social enterprise to develop the financial and operational processes needed to sustain our growth and further develop our programs and activities. The Finance and Operations Officer role has been carefully designed to attract someone with work-life balance in mind.

We are seeking a Financial and Operations Officer with strong commercial acumen to join us as we embark on an exciting phase of growth and development. While this hands-on Finance and Operations Officer role will meet your expectations of the necessary variety and challenges at a senior level, you will also play an active role in managing the day to day functions of finance and operations.

Our team while small and geographically dispersed are highly collaborative and driven to achieve our mission and purpose.


You will be:

  • An experienced Finance and Operations Officer
  • Confident in taking a hands-on approach and willing to develop and work across all finance and administrative management functions when required
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Highly collaborative with strong stakeholder liaison skills
  • Proactive in applying a problem-solving approach

Specialisterne is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace and value diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation, gender identity, people with disabilities and neurodiversity including people with autism spectrum disorders to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique talents and contributions of all people.

Applicants should be aware that we conduct police and working with children’s checks as part of our recruitment and selection process.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Specialisterne Australia

Specialisterne Australia is a not for profit social enterprise, that works as part of a larger global Foundation. Specialisterne Foundation was established in 2004 in Denmark. Specialisterne now operates in 14 countries globally.  Specialisterne Australia was established in 2015 with the goal to enable 12,000 careers for people on the autism spectrum by 2030 here in Australia and New Zealand. We are one of the first companies in the world to highlight the benefits of employing people with autism and neurodiversity into the workforce. Specialisterne Australia assist organisations in sourcing, recruiting and developing their capacity as an employer to support employees on the autism spectrum to thrive at work. We recognise that autistic individuals offer a range of skills that can be of benefit to any industry. We also recognise that the traditional recruitment processes often act as a barrier and disadvantage those on the autism spectrum.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Louise Dixon

Phone : 0438074967

Email : louise.dixon@specialisterne.com

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Finance and Operations Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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