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Finance Manager

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Location : Canberra (Deakin)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Finance & Accounting

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $104,482.27 to $114,919.49 plus superannuation and PBI benefits

Application closing date : 16 Dec, 2019

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a community minded, highly skilled, strategic Finance Manager to lead a team of finance professionals in a highly regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra and surrounding region.  If you are excited about being part of an executive team, providing sound financial advice and support to a group leaders who are passionate about helping families and communities then we would welcome your application. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this full time, ongoing leadership role, based in Canberra has the overall responsibility for the finance and risk portfolio of the organisation.

The Finance Manager will lead a team of finance professionals and manage the financial viability and sustainability of the organisation through effective  cash  flow  management  and appropriate investment strategies, leading the annual budgeting and review process, organising monthly, annual and adhoc financial analysis and statements, statutory reporting, property management, contributing to tenders and funding submissions, acquittals, payroll and related processing while proactively managing risk and governance. In line with RACR’s organisational values all senior executives at RACR are required to demonstrate a highly relational way of managing teams and resolving conflict.  An understanding of, and commitment to, restorative ways of working are highly regarded.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Postgraduate qualification in accounting/ finance, business management or a similar field with a current CPA or CA registration
  2. At least five years of experience in a similar capacity, covering budgeting, analysis, reporting, payroll, cash flow management, investments, property/assets management, risk management and outsourced suppliers.
  3. Demonstrated experience in attracting, developing and leading a team of professionals.
  4. Highly developed communication skills (oral and written) complimented with sound analytical skills to present management information to executives, the Board and funding bodies.


For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description on our website.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.


Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $104,482.27 to $114,919.49 per annum plus superannuation fora full time applicant. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of net pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is an independent not for profit organisation that provides family support, family law, children’s, youth mental health, relationship counselling, grief counselling, support for seniors and people with disability and their families, gambling help and EAP services, among other things. It is a part of a federation of Relationships Australia organisations across the country. RACR provides services in the Riverina/Murray and South Coast areas of NSW as well as in the ACT.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD Finance Manager

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a covering letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to careers@racr.org.au. Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

The position description with selection criteria can be downloaded from our website: http://www.racr.org.au/about-us/employment


Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, contact the Chief Executive Officer, on 02 6122 7100 or email careers@racr.org.au 


Closing date for applications: midnight on Monday 16 December 2019.

Please quote in application: Finance Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

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