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Head of Finance and Operations - Youth Off The Streets

NGO Recruitment

  • Iconic organisation supporting and empowering children and young people at risk
  • Executive position reporting to the CEO
  • Opportunity to drive the organisation’s financial strategy

The Organisation

Youth Off The Streets is a not-for-profit youth services organisation that supports children and young people aged 12–24 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and complex disadvantage. We walk alongside them, their families and communities to create safety and provide meaningful opportunities to build a positive future.

Since being founded by Father Chris Riley over 30 years ago, Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van to an organisation that provides holistic support services for children and young people in NSW and QLD. These include crisis accommodation and housing services, independent high schools, cultural and wellbeing support for First Nations young people, alcohol and other drugs counselling, youth justice support, training and employment programs, life skills workshops and drop-in centres, among other services.

With a new five-year strategy that focusses on growth and impact, this is a great time to join the team and influence future positive outcomes for young people.

Benefits & Culture

  • Work with an experienced NFP senior leadership team
  • Flexible working arrangements with hybrid WFH opportunities
  • Based at Alexandria Head Office location, close to public transport

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, this position will lead the management and coordination of all finance functions, property and assets. Your focus is to ensure financial sustainability and meet strategic outcomes. Key accountabilities include:

  • Manage 2 direct reports within finance and property, including indirectly a team of 10
  • Effective management of finance and assets, including property and fleet
  • Oversee grants and tender funding, producing reports and financial statements
  • Accountable for financial audits and compliance, including ACNC
  • Provide financial analysis and forecasting in relation to budget performance
  • Focus on growing income and securing strategic funding

Skills Required

You are a successful Senior Finance Manager with well-developed leadership skills and the ability to inspire diverse teams. You will also have the desire to work for an organisation that makes a big difference in the lives of at-risk young people. You can demonstrate:

  • Strong strategic and operational capabilities
  • Experience in the full range of both financial and management accounting activities
  • An innovative approach to financial management, software systems and procedures
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of investment strategy and asset management
  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting, and CPA / ICAA membership preferred

If working towards a better future for disadvantaged children and young people is important to you, then please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting # 1189569, or contact Richard Green on (02) 8243 0570.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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