Careers | The Benevolent Society

Financial Accountant

At The Benevolent Society, we believe in a society where everyone can live their best life. We provide a range of community based support services for children, families, people with a disability and older Australians. We are a non-religious, not for profit organisation at the forefront of societal change for over 200 years.

As our Financial Accountant you will be a key support to our accounting team, ensuring accurate and timely preparation and analysis of financial reports that add value to the organisation.

Terms: 6 months Max Term Full time contract with possibility of extension based in Glebe, NSW & work from home.

About the role:

In this position, you will support The Benevolent Society by perceptive analysis and commentary of financial reports to attain the financial status of the organisation, also including:

  • Provide insightful analysis to enable the finance team, executive leadership and operational leaders to understand the business position and make better decisions.
  • Conduct financial trend analysis / internal analytical reporting for various services across the business and identify outputs or anomalies that require further investigation.
  • Build effective relationships, engaging with a range of clients and stakeholders on financial and accounts matters.
  • Ensure deadlines are met with finance leaders by reviewing processes, procedures and systems to improve efficiencies to deliver accurate reporting.
  • Reconcile accounts and balance sheet journals on a monthly basis and support finance leaders with external and internal audits.
  • Assist with external reporting requirements: FBT, ABS and adhoc queries

Why this opportunity?

  • Use your love of financial accounting and systems to add real value to business decisions.
  • Work in a fast paced, energetic environment with plenty of on the job learning opportunities.
  • Enjoy salary packaging, discounts on everyday purchases, ability to purchase additional leave and more!

What you need to succeed?

  • Degree in accounting (or similar) and membership to CPA/CA.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role in a busy finance team - Not for profit, aged care, disability or community services experience is highly desirable.
  • A good understanding of Australian accounting standards and their application in a business environment including experience in conducting month end reporting, trend analysis and reconciliation.
  • Strong customer focus with experience translating and communicating financial concepts for audiences without a financial services background.
  • Ability to manage complex systems and processes, pull together data from multiple sources and provide useful analysis.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills; competent at juggling workload.
  • A love of financial accounting! Ambitious yet down to earth, agile nature to adapt to a constantly changing environment while delivering outcomes.

Interested? Apply below today!

Call Evelyn Li 0408 303 643 for a confidential discussion. Closing date 26 January 2022.

Position Profile

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.