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POSITION: Part Time Finance Assistant, Sydney (NSW)

Danny Chifley, 4th June 2020
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) seeks a Part Time Finance Assistant to support their finance team in the day to day financial activities.

The CBAA is an innovative, forward-thinking not-for-profit organisation that champions community radio by building stations’ capability and by creative a healthy environment for the sector to thrive.   You must enjoy working with numbers, and be comfortable to work autonomously and in a team.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Administration of Accounts Payable and Receivable activities
  • Adhere and comply with established principles set out within Accounting Procedures and Risk Policy
  • Assist Finance team in the preparation of monthly reports and general ledger activities including BAS, statutory schedules and reconciliation
  • Support the process of fortnightly payroll and payment of superannuation
  • Work with internal and external bodies to consult on financial matters concerning the organisation

  Desirable Criteria 

  • Online accounting system experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of accounting principles, processes and current accounting systems and software
  • Strong attention to detail and results focused
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical skills
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • Strong ability to prioritise workload, multitask and meet deadlines
  • Advanced Excel skills & knowledge
  • Ideally experience within the Not-for-Profit sector or membership-based organisations

 Must Have

  • Applicable Finance or Accounting qualification / background or experience.
  • Experience working in a NFP organisation
  • Knowledge of Xero
Apply for the position here.

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