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Annual Budget: $250,001-$750,000
Number of Paid Staff: 4 - 10
Number of Volunteers: 5 or fewer
Community Segment: Information & Communications, Human Services

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Melbourne City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Reporting to the Manager

      Liaising with the Treasurer, Bookkeeper and Administrator/Receptionist.

      Using MYOB AccountingRight Package – Home and Office access.



¨   Prepare bi-monthly financial reports for the Manager and Committee of Management (Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet)

¨   Prepare annual reports at the end of the financial year (July and August)

¨   Prepare for the independent financial audit, ensuring accurate documentation (August)

¨   Develop the annual budget with the Manager for COM approval (May) and review mid-year.

¨   Ongoing tasks include maintaining a functioning chart of accounts, assisting with and monitoring the coding of expenditure, calculating depreciation, suggesting accounting treatments for unusual items and responding to questions from the Manager, Bookkeeper and Receptions/Administrator.

Time commitment has been approximately 8 hours every second month for bi-monthly accounts, 30 hours for annual accounts and audit, 20 hours for the budget and 20 hours for ongoing advice and support, totaling approximately 120 hours.


¨       A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required, as is professional certification with: Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia), Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA Australia) or Institute of Public Accountants.

¨ At least five years related experience is required. Experience in the not-for-profit sector is desirable.

¨ Applicants must also demonstrate attention to detail, good record-keeping skills, understanding of how to meet state and federal tax and non-profit regulations and excellent communication skills for working with front-line staff, management and board members, plus the independent auditor.

Employees and volunteers are required to undergo a police and referee check prior to appointment.


For more details or to express interest contact The Manager, Charlotte Smith, manager@vanish.org.au, 03 9328 8611.

Role: Accountant
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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