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Assistant Accountant

Organisation : Compassion Australia

Location : New South Wales (Newcastle)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Community Services, Finance & Accounting, Fundraising

Sector : Community Development, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Based in Newcastle, NSW
  • Full Time 15 Month Contract
  • Salary Sacrifice available - maximise your take home pay!

Compassion Australia has set an ambitious three-year strategy, to respond to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to those living in poverty. Working for Compassion Australia is more than just doing a job, you’ll be using your passion and skills to support children living in poverty all over the world.

About the Role
The Assistant Accountant is responsible for day to day accounting tasks and working closely with the financial accountant to ensure transactions are accounted for correctly, reconciled and reported, and are in line with statutory and organisational obligations.
Key responsibilities include:

  • Running of Accounts Payable function
  • Assistance in month end reconciliations
  • Processing of Credit card transactions and monthly upload of credit card integrations
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders regarding purchase orders, invoices and payments
  • Various reporting and administration activities supporting the finance team
  • Problem solving supporter’s and other organisational financial queries

About You
We are looking for a demonstrated team player with at least 1 year public practice experience as an accounting trainee or intermediate or at least 1 year experience in commercial accounting environment. This is a busy role with competing priorities and deadlines, therefore the ability to prioritise your day, multitask and work under pressure is essential. Additional study support is available as part of this role.
The successful candidate will be strongly aligned to the values of this leading Christian not-for-profit organisation and be looking for a role where you can use your exceptional talent to make a real difference.
We want to hear from you! If you would like to be considered for this position, please download the information pack and submit your application. To take the first step in this exciting journey, click on “Apply Now”. Applications close 8am Monday 27th September 2021.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our People and Culture Team via email at

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Compassion Australia

How to apply


Please quote in application: Assistant Accountant via Pro Bono Australia.


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