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Finance Officer

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


Are you detail-oriented, financially savvy, and passionate about the arts? Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, with heaps to offer a creative First Peoples-led organisation? Alternatively, are you someone committed to practicing active allyship and eager to learn about the diverse cultures of First Peoples? If so, read on.


ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is one of three leading First Peoples theatre companies in Australia. We have been telling our stories our ways for over 30 years. ILBIJERRI creates, presents and tours powerful and engaging theatre by First Peoples. Deep listening with Community and Country is central to our work. We take seriously our role as cultural leaders; we believe First Peoples voices are powerful in determining the future of Australia. We're looking for people who want to be a part of this.


The Finance Officer is responsible for completing bookkeeping, compliance and financial reporting for ILBIJERRI. This includes administering the financial requirements of funders and preparing financial reports for ILBIJERRI’s board. The bookkeeper also assists all staff members in the ongoing financial recording and administration of various departments' accounts needs.

If you meet some but not all of the below criteria, we warmly encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your application.


  • Awareness of First Peoples’ cultural values, practices, and beliefs. Previous experience in a First Nations context would be ideal.
  • 1-3 years of relevant bookkeeping or accounting experience.
  • Competency in the Xero accounting system and spreadsheets.
  • Accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to self-manage and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships - both internally with the ILBIJERRI team, and externally with project creative teams and suppliers.

Please see full Position Description attached below.

If you have any questions about the role please reach out to Angela Flynn via (03) 910 034 40 or [email protected], using the subject line: Finance Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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