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Finance Manager

Organisation : Horner Recruitment (on behalf of Djirra)

Location : Melbourne (Abbotsford)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Jul, 2020

About the role

Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that was initiated by Aboriginal people and is operated and governed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. Aboriginal values are at the core of everything they do, ensuring that they provide culturally safe services.

What you will be doing:

  • Directly assisting CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and DSO (Director of Strategy and Operations) on all strategic and tactical matters in relation to budget management, cost benefit analysis and forecasting the needs of the organisation
  • Prepare and provide financial acquittal reports to funding bodies and the Board
  • Manage and track cash flow to ensure appropriate use and sustainability
  • Manage all taxation requirements
  • Liaise with senior management to forecast budgets and manage budgets for all funded projects and submissions
  • Provide financial analysis and budget developments for new funding grants
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement.

About you:

  • Postgraduate qualifications such as CA or CPA
  • Experience using multiple financial platforms and advanced MS Office skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways, as well as internal and external influential stakeholders.
  • Minimum of 10 years broad finance experience including at least 3 – 5 years in a senior financial role with staff management responsibility
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant statutory, regulatory and governance requirements, principles and practices.
  • Sensitivity, insight, humour and warmth dealing with all people, but especially with those who may have experienced challenging circumstances over time such as trauma, discrimination and cultural and/or social isolation.
  • A current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel to other Djirra locations within Victoria.

About the position:

  • Full time position
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Paid leave between Christmas and New Year in addition to 4 weeks annual leave
  • The successful candidate must have (or be able to obtain) a Police Check and Working with Children Check

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Horner Recruitment (on behalf of Djirra)

Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.

As most of our contact is with women, the work we do is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who are elected by our members.

Our journey started in 2002 when we were established as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS Victoria). Since then we have grown, expanded our services,  and evolved as an organisation, and now we are Djirra.

Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving. Traditionally, when women gathered to weave, important talks took place and problems were solved. Djirra symbolises Aboriginal women today, still  coming together to share stories, support each other and find solutions.

How to apply

Djirra is partnering with Horner Recruitment for this vital role. To apply for the position, please submit a covering letter to Hanni Dalla Rosa, addressing your suitability to the role, along with a copy of your up to date resume/CV. For any enquiries, please contact Hanni at Horner on 0403 335 087.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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


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