Graduate Accountant

Job No: SHM744
Location: St. Kilda

Your future workplace

Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assist hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support. We are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives. Everyone is welcome at our table.

Your new role

Business services encompasses finance & payroll, property and maintenance and ICT. Finance and payroll provide the reporting, paying and reconciliation of all the functions as well as compliance, assisting with budget preparations, analysing variances and providing support, and analyses and annual audit and financial accounting functions. 

Working full time, you will be part of a team providing the input to prepare the financial reports for Sacred Heart Mission.

Click here to download a copy of the position description.

Your day-to-day

  • Perform daily bank reconciliations
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations
  • Resolve accounting and/or accounts issues for either debtors or creditors
  • Month end, you will also be involved in costing journals to split income and costs to program areas
  • Cost centre analysis and reporting, working closely with the Finance Manager and liaising with department leads
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting, including deep diving into specific areas of the business to drive further efficiencies and opportunities for improvement
  • Assist Finance Manager with month end and annual audit process

The person we're looking for

The successful candidate will be someone:

  • Studying to complete an additional certificate (CPA preferred)
  • With some general accounting experience is desirable
  • Experienced in BC365 accounting software (desirable)
  • With advanced MS Excel skills (including ‘VLOOKUP’, pivot tables and ‘sumif’ functions)
  • With skills to improve financial performance and productivity in a Not-for-Profit and passionate in assisting people experiencing disadvantage
  • With commercial acumen to assist the Finance Manager to build sustainability and long-term viability
  • Able to meet deadlines and assist others in the team
  • Able to trouble shoot on finance reports with the Finance Manager
  • With the ability to learn new technology and automation

The perks of the job

  • Working with a diverse CALD finance team who are passionate about what they do
  • Seeing your own knowledge and skills being appreciated and enhanced in a diverse, fast paced environment
  • Flexible working conditions i.e., work from home and no huge corporate expected hours
  • Salary packaging expenses like your rent, holiday accommodation and dining out: up to $15,990 pre-tax
  • Access to in-house training
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Located in the heart of St Kilda close to public transport and cafes

Come and Work with us

To join our team, simply apply now with your cover letter, resume and key selection criteria. The key selection criteria can be found in the position description. 

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Saturday 16 July 2022

For more information about the role, contact Bei Ping Ho, Finance Manager on 0428 301 619.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found suitable candidates.

SHM is committed to equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  

All appointments are subject to Police Checks and certain roles require additional pre-screening as outlined in the position description. Sacred Heart Mission complies with all industry standards which entails many of our roles to require a NDIS Worker Screening Check.
Sacred Heart Mission requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.


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