Financial Controller

Ethical Jobs
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Competitive salary
24 Oct 2020
28 Oct 2020
Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women's health throughout the various stages of their lives. We combine research, clinical care, policy work and practical education for women and health professionals.

Currently a work-from-home role (eventually based at Head Office in East Melbourne, restrictions pending), the Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing the organisation's finance functions and managing two finance staff. Reporting to the CEO, the Financial Controller will be required to provide up-to-date financial information on Jean Hailes to the organisation's management and finance committee, and to analyse accounting data to support Jean Hailes's sound management. The Financial Controller will also work closely with the Chair of the Board's finance and audit committee and must be able to respond to requests for information on Jean Hailes's financial affairs.

The role requires excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective communication on finance matters with a wide range of internal stakeholders, as well as excellent presentation skills. A demonstrated ability to be a positive team player is also essential.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Management of the accounting function, including accounts payable and receivable, and the management of all financial obligations to clinicians
  • Management of the accounting team (currently located offshore)
  • Preparation of monthly financial reporting within required time frames including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Management of clinic reporting and profitability analysis
  • Timely preparation and management of all relevant finance committee and board reports
  • Provision of support to the annual audit, including preparation of files and completion of financial statements
  • Budgeting support to the CEO and senior staff and development of annual budgets for board consideration and approval
  • Management of Jean Hailes's finance system (MYOB) in all aspects, including payroll and provision for salary packaging, ensuring completion every second Monday, regardless of calendar dates
  • Continuous improvement of the finance function of Jean Hailes

Your skills and experience will include:
  • Business / Accounting / Commerce degree qualified, with majors in accounting or finance desirable
  • CA / CPA qualified
  • 7+ years' experience, with preference given to experience in the health and not-for-profit sectors
  • Experience in a leadership capacity
  • Experience in the following accounting concepts:
    • Accounting for not-for-profit entities including relevant accounting standards
    • GST
    • PAYG
    • FBT / Salary Packaging
    • ACNC obligations and reporting
  • Expert knowledge of MYOB Account Right
  • Understanding of corporate governance requirements
  • Well-developed time management and prioritisation skills including ability to manage multiple and competing demands
  • Well-developed computer skills including MS Office Suite
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive and learning-focused work environment with initiative and a proactive approach
  • In addition, experience in the following areas would be highly regarded:
    • Financial management of grants and acquittals
    • Prior experience in the financial management of clinical or health operations and/or understanding of the Medicare rebate system

For more information, please email Jen Goslar at Jean Hailes for Women's Health at using the subject line: Financial Controller enquiry via EthicalJobs to arrange a confidential discussion.

A position description is attached.