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Organisation : Creative Partnerships Australia

Location : Melbourne (Southbank)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Government

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $100,000 + superannuation

Application closing date : 13 Jan, 2020

About the role

The Finance Manager role is a senior management position responsible for the day to day operations of the CPA Finance Team. Based in CPA’s Melbourne office, the role supports the Executive Director, Operations and Marketing with matters of legislative compliance, government and board reporting and general business management.

The objectives of the position are:

  • Fulfil the day to day running of the organisation’s finance function, processes and systems.
  • Ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of the accounting and payroll reporting systems.
  • Assist the Executive Team with reporting to stakeholders including Government, Board and Auditors.
  • Apply, monitor and report on internal financial controls and processes across the organisation.

The key duties of the position are:

  • Provide day to day management of the financial operations of the organisation and monitor financial activities and compliance.
  • Assist the Executive Team with the business planning process; specifically, in the development and management of the annual and multi-year budgets, forecasts and cash flows.
  • Assist and advise the Executive Team on the effective financial administration of new funding programs and work with staff to establish best practice financial processes and acquittals in relation to these programs.   
  • Provide accurate and timely reports (including monthly management reports, quarterly and annual reports, financial and statutory compliance reporting) to Board, Audit and Risk Committee, Executive and Managers and maintain an effective, transparent and accessible management reporting system.
  • Liaise and consult with relevant Government Departments to ensure that all financial and compliance matters are dealt with promptly; providing timely and accurate reporting according to legislative requirements.
  • Oversee the processing and systems management for all bank transactions, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, fortnightly payroll processing, superannuation payments and reporting ensuing timely and accurate processing of all transactions. 
  • Coordinate the annual audit process and comply with all aspects of statutory reporting.
  • Assist the Executive Team with the risk management framework and provide support in risk management. 
  • Manage the organisation’s cash flow and communicate with the Executive Team in a timely manner regarding any issues.
  • Manage all taxation matters and ensure that the organisation complies with BAS return requirements, GST, Fringe Benefits Tax, PAYG and all other relevant taxes.
  • Manage employee salary packaging and reconciliations.
  • Develop and maintain financial guidelines and policies (including payroll related policies) and monitor and support compliance across the organisation.
  • Identify and enact cost efficiencies and process improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure staff involved in financial and associated administrative functions are working in an efficient manner and manage the priorities and workload of these staff including identification of training requirements and arranging appropriate training.

Key Relationships


·         CEO

·         ED Operations & Marketing

·         ED Programs & Strategy

·         Programs Team

·         Finance Officer


·         Suppliers

·         Government: Dept of Finance, Dept of Communications and the Arts

·         Auditors

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualification(s) in Accounting.
  2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) credentials.
  3. Demonstrated experience and success at a senior level in a similar position.
  4. Demonstrated working knowledge of financial systems and programs.
  5. Ability to interpret relevant Government legislation and apply accordingly.
  6. Good analytical and risk management planning skills; ability to meet reporting deadlines and solve complex issues.
  7. Leadership skills and experience in managing staff including performance management experience.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and an interest in forwarding the objectives of the agency.
  9. Experience working for or liaising with the government, non-profit or cultural sector (desirable).
  10. Understanding of the financial processes associated with grant-making (desirable).

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia works to foster a culture of private giving to the arts. It does this through a range of programs and services designed to develop the skills and knowledge of the arts sector, as well as working with artists and arts organisations, businesses and philanthropists to foster partnership, mentoring and investment opportunities.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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




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