Commercial Finance Manager

Nightingale Housing
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Competitive salary
27 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Experience level
We are looking for an exceptional person to join the Nightingale team. If you'd like to be part of an organisation that has a real impact on the housing and climate crisis, then this could be the role for you. We're small in size, but have massive impact. The right fit for our team will be someone with a growth mindset and an ability to grow with us as we scale up our delivery of carbon neutral housing for people, not profit.

Nightingale Housing is a fast-growing organisation that aims to revolutionise the way we live together. Management of our current and forward facing finances is vital to this mission. We're looking for someone with commercial experience in a diverse and varied role to deliver strategic, operational and statutory needs in a close knit, highly efficient team. If you're exceptional, if you're driven, and if you want to work in an aspirational, values-driven organisation, then we want you.


About the role

We are a not-for-profit organisation providing apartments that are socially, financially and environmentally sustainable. We believe that homes should be built for people, not profit. This newly created, permanent full-time opportunity reports to our Head of Operations. We are looking for an experienced accountant with drive and a willingness to help with general operations. Importantly, if you join the Nightingale team ... to join our small team and help achieve our ambitious goals!

What you'll be doing
  • Managing the Nightingale Housing P&L, cash flow, budgeting, forecasting, internal controls & statutory obligations .
  • Oversee & manage business support functions, including payroll, accounts payable and receivable.
  • Assist with management of Nightingale project finance and project accounting.
  • Supporting our Head of Investments at key times of capital raising and site acquisition.
  • Lead commercial analysis, business modelling & provision of financial insights and reporting to drive management decision making.
Skills & Experience

We want to hear from people who have:
  • Significant expertise in financial management and financial control processes, commercial management, insight driven analysis and modelling.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, CA or CPA qualification (or equivalent) and significant relevant professional experience
  • An understanding of the property, construction or NFP sectors would be highly regarded.
  • Hands on approach and solution focused
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical reasoning; able to manage uncertainty, risk and complexity
  • Well honed stakeholder management, including partnering, influencing and communication skills


We pride ourselves on being an inspirational place to work:
  • Be part of a passionate, talented and dedicated team, who are having a real impact on the housing market in Melbourne and in Australia.
  • Work for an organisation that will repay your loyalty and invest in you and your future.
  • Security and stability with a company that has a strong pipeline of work.

If this sounds like you, then please click on the "Apply" button and follow the prompts. For any questions regarding this opportunity please reach out to Dan McKenna, Nightingale Housing, on

Applications close 5pm, 23 July 2021.

Nightingale Housing is a workplace committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, citizenship, colour, disability, gender and gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Please contact us if you require adjustments to be made in order to present an application for this role. Please be advised that we do not accept unsolicited contact or resumes from Recruitment Agencies. For this role, only candidates with the eligible right to work will be considered.

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