Finance Manager - Perm Part time

Future Friendly
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
22 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
We are Future Friendly - a strategic design & innovation team.

Our mission is to improve lives through the strategic design and development of everyday services.

We define, design, build, and launch new digital products and services.

We work across financial wellbeing, education, government service delivery and energy to tackle a wide range of problems, and create real impact.

We are B Corp certified and we are a team of 40 based in Sydney and Canberra.

We are currently looking for a passionate and motivated Finance Manager to join our team in a part time capacity. You will be sharing the role with the current finance manager, working three days per week (days/hours negotiable).


The 3 Best things about being a finance manager at Future Friendly:
  • Friendly people - it's in the name, but working with the passionate and friendly team at Future Friendly is the highlight of every day.
  • Autonomy & empowerment - you will be given the freedom to improve processes, make meaningful changes, and take ownership of the finances of an industry leading design consultancy.
  • Work directly with the leadership team to help evolve business decisions and operations.

  • This is a great opportunity for a motivated accountant to work as part of a supportive operations and finance team, in a well established design consultancy. You will be responsible for the day to day financial processing and system management as well as providing support to the broader business.

    The role is positioned as the first point of contact for finance queries within the business; it is essential to have exceptional communication skills. A background in a professional service style business, while not essential, will be highly regarded.

    We are looking for someone who can:

    Preparation and payment of fortnightly payroll

    Timely entry of statutory requirements for Payroll Tax, BAS and Superannuation

    Budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis and commentaries for senior management.

    Ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and the accurate generation of the P&L and balance sheet.

    Knowledge of cash flow forecasting

    Bank reconciliations

    Processing accounts payable and accounts receivable invoices

    Skills and attributes required include:

    • Advanced excel/google sheets skills

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Attention to detail

    • Ability to work unsupervised

    • Knowledge of Xero (Is preferable)

    • Ability to look for efficiencies and implement improvements in ways of working

    • Proactive attitude

    • Fast to learn and pick up new skills


    Experience of the ideal candidate include:

    • Have completed a finance or accounting degree

    • At least 3-4 years experience as an Accountant

    • Experience working in a creative environment will be highly regarded

    • Preparation of financial statements and tax returns in a professional services firm highly regarded.


    To find out more about what it would be like working with us, we have released our Team Member Handbook on our careers page. This handbook shows how we deliver on our commitment to create a workplace where you can do the best work of your career. Every day. It outlines the specific policies, activities and ways of working that contribute to a sustainable and supporting workplace that is dedicated to the well-being, quality of life, and inclusivity of the team.

    As a preview, some of the benefits of working at Future Friendly include:
    • Happy teams: We believe that fun and excitement are key ingredients to great work. Even when the projects are hard we always find time for good times.
    • Empowerment: Every opinion is heard. Everyone presents their own work. Be supported by leadership, not managed. Own your projects from beginning to end.
    • Growth: Our mission is to find the best design thinkers and empower them to learn, grow, and solve problems, together. You'll be backed by a team who will invest in your career progression and development.
    • Events: We do lots of studio events, birthday celebrations, studio trips away for the weekend, team dinners, team offsites and activities, Brew club and book club to name a few.

    Find out more about us here at:

    A note about the Junior Accountant role you may have seen advertised.

    This position is being advertised due to our current finance manager dropping down from full time to 2 days/week. We have determined that this role could be filled by either a full time junior, or a 3 day per week senior. We are open to either option. Should we hire in this permanent part-time role we would be open to future flexibility on this role for the right candidate.

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