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Finance Officer

Community Resource Unit Ltd.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Status: Fixed-term Contract til 31st December 2024, with possibility of extension subject to Government funding

Hours: Part Time (15 hours per week)

Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

Classification: Social and Community Services Employee Level 6

About Community Resource Unit (CRU)

CRU exists to create and promote positive change so that people with disabilities can belong to and participate in community. CRU’s vision for society is that people with disability are valued and living full and meaningful lives.

It aims to contribute to a vibrant change movement that ignites, challenges and equips people to embrace ideas and take action to build inclusive communities.

Purpose of Position:

The Finance Officer will contribute to the overall efficient and effective planning and running of a busy and diverse organisation delivering state-wide activities. The position requires a background in finance and payroll and experience in human resources is desirable.

The position is focused on four key areas:

  1. Financial Administration
  2. Financial reporting to CEO, Board of Management, Funding Bodies and Government Departments.
  3. Assist CEO with Human Resource Management as requested.
  4. Contribute to organisational systems that support compliance, effective operations, risk management and accreditation.

Key Responsibilities for the Finance Officer:

Financial Administration

Take responsibility for CRU’s financial operations including banking, payments and account management.

Strategic Financial Management

Work with CEO and Finance Sub-committee to prepare and monitor annual budgets and to project income and expenditure. Assist with preparation of budgets for financial tenders.

Financial Reporting/ Compliance

Prepare accurate monthly financial reports for CEO and Board of Management.

Undertake activities in line with legislative and statutory requirements including the requirements of funding bodies. Prepare reports as needed for funding bodies, ATO and other government departments. Prepare accounts for annual audit and submission to ACNC.


Manage all aspects of payroll including fortnightly pays, superannuation and PAYG tax.


Manage all tax matters including PAYG tax, BAS statements and annual returns.

Human resource management

Assist the CEO and liaise regularly with the Office Manager with the following aspects of human resource management:

  • Implement relevant Industrial Award and Industrial Relations legislation/ regulations.
  • Implement legislative/regulatory requirements and inform CEO of changes.

Staff Supervision

Supervise/oversee and support the work of the Bookkeeper.


  • Contribute to the maintenance and continuous improvement of CRU’s financial and human resource policies, procedures, systems and practices.
  • Undertake other duties, as required

Key responsibilities for all CRU staff:

Organisational Activities

Work collaboratively with the CEO, team members and Board to further evolve the work of CRU. Work is prioritised to complete tasks when required. If tasks cannot be completed as planned, negotiations are initiated to reach mutually acceptable outcomes.

The employee will work as a team member to nurture and sustain a spirit within the organisation that is consistent with CRU’s mission and values.

Quality Compliance and Improvement

Contribute to ensuring CRU’s compliance with standards and quality systems as part of ongoing accreditation. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the organisation by identifying opportunities for improvement.

Policy Compliance

Adhere to the requirements of CRU’s policies and procedures.

Workplace Health & Safety

Be aware of and ensure that WH&S policies and procedures are fully complied with.

Risk Management

Take all necessary steps to control and minimise risk when undertaking activities on behalf of CRU.

Key selection criteria:


  1. Knowledge and experience of financial management policies and practices.
  2. Knowledge and significant experience of payroll management and practices.
  3. Knowledge and ability to advise the CEO on current Industrial Awards and Industrial Relations legislation and frameworks.
  4. Demonstrated high-level office skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with the CEO, Board of Directors and other staff.
  6. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative and sound judgement.
  7. A commitment to social change


  1. Experience with MYOB accounting software.
  2. Experience in contemporary human resource management and Workplace Health and Safety legislation.
  3. Experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  4. Understanding of charity fringe benefit concessions.


  • The successful applicant will be required to produce or apply for NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working with Children Check.
  • The employee and the CEO will ensure the employee is aware of their level of performance outcomes and support required to achieve outcomes. The process includes regular supervision, a review at the end of the probation period and an annual performance appraisal.
  • The role is based at the South Brisbane office.

*We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Margaret Rodgers at [email protected] using the subject line: Finance Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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