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Finance Manager

Organisation : Metro Assist

Location : Sydney (Campsie)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Finance & Accounting

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $111,329

Application closing date : 12 Aug, 2020

About the role

Metro Assist Limited has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Finance Manager to provide high level strategic and operational leadership in the Finance and Accounting area.  The successful candidate should be able to adapt to an evolving not for profit community sector environment and thrive in a team and deadline-oriented workplace.

The position is part time and the remuneration package includes $111,329k per annum (pro-rata) plus superannuation and generous not-for-profit salary packaging options.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance Manager is responsible for the overall  management of Metro Assist’s financial function including long and short term financial planning, financial risk management, effective cash flow management, monitoring financial performance,  creating timely periodical financial reports for the management team and the Board, overseeing the day to day financial operations, preparing budgets and forecasts, managing the audit process and ensuring compliance with regulatory reporting and accountability requirements of funding bodies.

The role provides financial insights and analysis to the senior managers, CEO and the Board and supports in organisational decision making and enhancing the financial performance of Metro Assist.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • CPA/CA or tertiary level qualification in Accounting and Finance related field

  • Previous experience in a similar role within the not-for-profit sector

  • Minimum 6 years financial and accounting experience within a team environment and previous leadership experience

  • Proven experience in preparation of Financial reports and statements and providing financial insights and analysis that lead to higher financial performance, accountability, transparency and robust decision making

  • Thorough understanding and application of Australian Accounting Standards

  • Advanced management/financial reporting and variance analysis skills

  • Sound knowledge of financial statutory and external compliance reporting requirements

  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills and ability to motivate teams and colleagues

  • Advanced MS Excel skills and knowledge of Accounting and Finance software packages

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Sound knowledge of State and Commonwealth community funding streams and reporting requirements 



About the organisation

Organisation Name : Metro Assist

Metro Assist Limited, a not-for-profit organisation, provides essential support services to vulnerable families and communities including tenancy, emergency relief and financial counselling, supporting families with child protection and domestic violence matters, employment services and support to refugees and newly arrived migrants.

How to apply

Position Description : Finance Manager PD 2020 Final


Applications close 12 August 2020 and must be submitted to:

Your application must address each of the selection criteria and include:

  • A cover letter

  • Statement against selection criteria

  • A current resume including your full name, postal address and contact number

  • Two of the most recent work-related referees stating names, positions and contact details

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Michelle Aldred on (02) 9789 3744 or email:

Metro Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving diversity within the workplace.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and provision of a current Working with Children Check.

The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of appropriate legal rights to work in Australia.

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



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