Financial Controller

About the organisation

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) partners with schools and school systems to support school improvement along a journey from Poor to Fair, Fair to Good and Good to Great. This is a universal school-improvement framework (which GGSA created along with McKinsey & Company) to benchmark performances and implement a set of evidence-based programs that enable them to progress to the next stage of their improvement journey.

About the role

The role plays an important part in the ability of the organisation to realise its financial objectives.  The incumbent has a strong knowledge of financial systems and skills in financial accounting and management and current software programs (MYOB).

Job tasks and responsibilities

The responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited, to:

  • Tertiary qualifications (Commerce or Accounting) with CA/CPA in place or pending
  • 3-5 years’ demonstrated experience
  • Experience in preparation of budgets, forecasting and reporting processes
  • Experience in preparation and lodgement of BAS, IAS and FBT returns
  • A comprehensive knowledge of MYOB and CALXA, and practical application
  • Experience in investigating various transactions and ability to correct in accounting system
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of accounting standards, accounts, auditing and internal controls
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with key stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and in providing accurate reports
  • Proven ability to meet tight timeframes and the capacity to manage workflows and work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Advanced skills and experience with relevant software packages, including Microsoft Office Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement control frameworks and change
  • Ability to investigate, analyse and report.
  • Evidence of a current valid manual drivers licence
  • Possess a Blue Card (or if successful provide evidence of obtaining/applying prior to commencement)
  • Evidence of a successfully completed Police Check

We are looking for a self-confident, results-driven individual with excellent time management and organisation skills who have the ability to work in an extremely busy environment and manage conflicting priorities.

Desirable skills

  • Experience working with grant funding agreements
  • Experience with or exposure to accounting issues in the not-for-profit sector
On offer

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Various salary-sacrificing options (including an employee benefits card) under the Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) scheme
  • Leave loading
  • Fast-paced environment and interesting workload

Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate conducting a national police check and successfully obtaining a Working With Children Card (Blue card).

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative culture with flexible and agile work practices that focus on driving innovation.

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and previous applicants need not apply.

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