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Finance Officer

 

  • Innovative Community Service Provider of Client Choice
  • Multi-disciplined Service Model on Demand across NSW and QLD
  • Outstanding Finance-Community Service Pathway

 About Family Services Australia (FSA), Stockland Shellharbour City Centre
Our new National HQ is set on 3,000sqm and the launch of Family Services House, Illawarra-Shoalhaven Community Services Hub has secured a community facility where clients can be supported through six integrated service streams from one easily accessible location.  A trusted place to go when our community clients need a hand up in life.

FSA is at an exciting time in its evolution as a leading Not for Profit (NFP) community service provider in Australia.  Our Employee Satisfaction (ESAT) is at 88%, while Client Satisfaction (CSAT) is currently at 97.5% across our service streams.

Founded in Illawarra-Shoalhaven NSW, FSA is continuing to grow its multidisciplined services within Australia, having expanded from 2 to 34 sites across South East Queensland, Northern NSW, Shoalhaven and the Illawarra.  Through 2016-2020 FSA Community Impact reach has grown from 1,000 Occasions of Service (OoS) P.A. to 71,434 P.A.

We offer a unique continuity of care experience with multi-disciplined practice leaders and subject matter experts, where our whole Family Services team aims to keep our staff and client families Safe, Strong, Well and Connected.

Our diverse team comes from a range of backgrounds and we are looking for an experienced and qualified individual with the energy, drive, persistence, care, passion and high emotional intelligence to assist, support, coach and mentor our finance team.

About the role – Position Purpose

  • To complete key finance functions: bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX) and other financial reporting and analysis tasks set by the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), not limited to the preparation of monthly reports and cash flow forecasting, as required.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Value-Add

The ideal candidate will offer:

  • Lived Values aligned to ours – Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Empowerment (CARE) with Integrity and Positivity;
  • Graduate with successful attainment of a relevant University Degree with the willingness to attain membership within a professional Accounting body;
  • (3) years’experience with TANDA or other Payroll systems will be highly regarded;
  • Direct experience in a community service environment or equivalent operating environment that has included successful, cohesive and supportive engagement with teams;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and plan workload efficiently to meet company and client expectations with excellent time management skills;
  • Strong proactive problem-solving ability to resolve day to day operational priorities with sustainable solutions;
  • Capacity to build, develop and nurture positive service provider partnerships and productive working relationships with FSA staff, the SLG and ELT;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high-level, Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and the ability to use Excel to import and export large transaction volumes to assist financial analysis;
  • Excellent prioritization, time and project management ability with a resilience and calmness when operating in dynamic operating environments;
  • Ability to support a multi-disciplined environment with high standards of Care, Compliance, Quality Assurance, Audit and Risk Management;
  • Outstanding internal and external communication and interpersonal skills to aid staff capacity development;
  • Ability to obtain Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check (NPC) clearances.

Benefits and perks

  • Remuneration negotiable based on qualifications, skills, experience and value-add
  • Professional, community-focused and person-centred team culture
  • Flexible Work from Home Policy, working on or offsite
  • Quarterly Community Support Framework (CSF) 360-degree appraisals
  • Annual Training Needs Analysis and Training, Learning and Development Plan
  • Charity Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Access to a Wellness Warrior Program (WWP) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Rostered Days Off (RDOs)
  • Paid Annual Family Days at Easter and Christmas

​​If you are committed to achieving this exciting life and career opportunity in joining our family at work, please forward an up to date resume, cover letter and address the selection criteria by COB Monday 27 August 2020. Early applications are encouraged.  For any initial inquiries please contact Lisa Frost, EA Community Engagement on 1800 FSA 000 (1800 372 000 Option 6) or email lisa.frost@familyservices.org.au.

Regrettably due to COVID restrictions interstate and international relocation applicants will not be considered. Local Illawarra – Shoalhaven applicants are encouraged to apply.

Thank you sincerely for your consideration, we greatly appreciate your interest in FSA and advise only final preferred candidates will be contacted for next steps in our recruitment process.

Finance Team Leader

  • Innovative Community Service Provider of Client Choice
  • Multi-disciplined Service Model on Demand across NSW and QLD
  • Outstanding Finance-Community Service Pathway

About the role – Position Purpose

Deliver hands on high-quality support of key finance team functions: bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operating Expenditure (OPEX) budgeting and other financial reporting and analysis tasks, not limited to monthly reports, cash flow forecasting and board financial reports.

Reporting to the Managing Director while working collaboratively with the finance team, the Finance Team Leader will manage the day to day, analyse and make proactive finance recommendations to ensure continuous improvement of finance processes, systems and functions.  The Finance Team Leader will assist to foster a productive service culture across the organisation and support the finance team to fulfil their objectives.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Value-Add

The ideal candidate will offer:

  • Lived Values aligned to ours – Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Empowerment (CARE) with Integrity and Positivity;
  • Graduate with successful attainment of a relevant University Degree, Bachelor of Commerce, Business Finance and/or Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the willingness to attain membership within a professional Accounting body;
  • (3) years’ experience in successfully leading and managing finance staff or teams;
  • Direct experience in a community service environment or equivalent operating environment that has included successful, cohesive and supportive engagement with teams;
  • Capacity to consistently meet deadlines with meticulous data accuracy, using proactive problem-solving skills to resolve day to day operational priorities;
  • Demonstrated skills to build, develop and nurture positive service provider partnerships and productive working relationships with staff and FSA leadership;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and the ability to use Excel to import and export large transaction volumes to assist financial analysis;
  • Ability to support a multi-disciplined environment with high Standards of Care, Compliance, Quality Assurance, Audit and Risk Management;
  • Outstanding internal and external communication and interpersonal skills to aid staff capacity development; and
  • Able to obtain Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check (NPC) clearances.

Benefits and Perks

  • Remuneration negotiable based on qualifications, skills, experience and value-add
  • Professional, community-focused and person-centred team culture
  • Flexible Work from Home Policy, working on or offsite
  • Quarterly Community Support Framework (CSF) 360-degree appraisals
  • Annual Training Needs Analysis and Training, Learning and Development Plan
  • Charity Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Access to a Wellness Warrior Program (WWP) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Rostered Days Off (RDOs)
  • Paid Annual Family Days at Easter and Christmas

If you are committed to achieving this exciting life and career opportunity in joining our family at work, please forward an up to date resume, cover letter and address the selection criteria by COB Monday 10 August 2020. Early applications are encouraged.  For any initial inquiries please contact Lisa Frost, EA Community Engagement on 1800 FSA 000 (1800 372 000 Option 6) or email lisa.frost@familyservices.org.au.

Thank you sincerely for your consideration, we greatly appreciate your interest in FSA and advise only final preferred candidates will be contacted for next steps in our recruitment process.

Social Worker or Psychologist, Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) Victims Services

Two positions are available.  One position will service adult victims of crime and the other position will service children and young people.  Based at Family Services House, Shellharbour.

 Family Services Australia is at an exciting time in its evolution as a leading Not for Profit community service provider in Australia, based in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven, NSW.  In line with our vision to reach further vulnerable members of the community, a unique opportunity has become available for a suitable applicant to provide trauma-informed therapeutic intervention to victims of crime through NSW Justice Victims Services for adults or for children and young people.

Family Services Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified Social Workers or Registered Psychologists to provide Victims Services support to families.  This role offers flexible workplace conditions and a supportive team environment. The role will be based at our new premises, Family Services House, Illawarra-Shoalhaven Community Hub, offering six service streams in one location for continuity of care and holistic support options.

Essential Criteria

–        Full registration with applicable Board (e.g., AHPRA; AASW)

–        A minimum of 3 years experience as a registered provider of clinical services in their profession

–        Demonstrate currency in counselling victims of crime (within the past 2 years)

–        Demonstrate currency in trauma-informed professional development

–        Demonstrate the ability to assess victims of crime and develop intervention plans

–        Have a current clinical supervisor with whom they meet regularly

–        Relevant understanding of child protection matters and effective risk management skills

–        Excellent prioritization, time and project management ability with a demonstrated capacity to ensure key accountabilities are met

–        Demonstrated capacity to implement principles of reflective practice and self-care

–        Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

–        Current Working with Children Check number

–        Current unrestricted Driver’s Licence

Desirable Criteria

–        Existing approval to practice under Victims Services counselling scheme

–        Willingness to provide services from other locations within the Illawarra-Shoalhaven

This is a unique opportunity to join a caring, supportive and award-winning community leader who has provided more than 30 years of trusted local support to clients, which is now expanding to increase support to local communities.

Please respond with your covering letter, addressing the selection criteria and role applied for, and up to date Resume via email to Stevie-Rae.Kirkland@familyservices.org.au

Further inquiries can be directed Family Services Australia on telephone 1800 372 000 and we will confidentially direct your call.

Thank you sincerely for your consideration, we advise that only final candidates will be contacted.

Rather than send us your Resume to keep on file, please refer to this webpage and apply for appropriate positions when they are available.

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

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Before you apply, read the position description to determine whether the job is right for you and if you have the right skills and experience for the role. Your Cover Letter, Job Application & Resume should be put into a single document, made into a PDF and uploaded with your details.

Cover Letter

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Job Application

This should be a well edited document, with a paragraph addressing each of the candidate requirements, i.e. the desirable & essential criteria. You need to demonstrate using examples from various roles, how you have met and exceeded these requirements. Each paragraph should have a heading of the criteria being answered, this tells us that you have actually addressed the requirement and shows us where each answer starts and ends. Again –thorough, but not too long!

Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Your resume should be up to date and provide an overview of your work experience, educational qualifications and professional development. This document should be tailored to the role being applied for. It should be no longer than 4 pages. Do not include unnecessary information such as address, age, etc. There is no need to include referees, these details will be asked for at an interview if you are successful.

Additional Information

Many positions also require:

  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • A current drivers licence
  • Australian Federal Police Clearance
  • A NSW Working with Children Check Clearance

Benefits Our Staff Enjoy

Being Part of an Inspirational Team

Our team is dedicated, enthusiastic, resourceful and client focused. Our workplace is positive and supportive and encourages genuine collaborative work practices. Family Services Australia enjoys a strong professional reputation within the local community.

Work Life Balance

We are committed to supporting our people to strike the right balance between work and personal life, and respect that family life is vital to most people’s health and happiness. We support and promote a healthy work/life balance, with many roles offering flexible hours, part-time work, job sharing, paid parental leave, family/carer’s leave and other flexible working arrangements.

Tax Savings

As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging receiving up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free.

Staff Development

Participation in our quarterly Community Support Framework 360-degree training and development support appraisals; and regular self-care support.

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