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Finance Manager - Mandurah

OVIS Community Services

The key purpose and accountability of this position is to contribute to our purpose through the development, implementation and review of strategic financial policies and processes that align to OVIS’s strategic plan and vision.

As a member of the Leadership Team, this position will:

  • Ensure OVIS continues to be recognised as a strong and innovative leader in the provision of services in the sector and where our understanding of family domestic violence lead our work.

Key outcome areas across the portfolio will include:

Financial Management

  • Development and implementation of annual budget, financial planning and compliance reporting
  • Timely advice to CEO and Board on budget implementation and variance
  • Management control of allocated budget and expenditure within program areas
  • Implementation of financial controls to deliver sustainable business
  • Take financial responsibility across the organisation, including the development of annual budgets and monitoring and reviewing expenditure
  • Successfully implement effective financial governance
  • Provide high level advice and financial support
  • Identify business process improvements to ensure the effective and efficient operation of all financial functions across the organisation
  • Liaise with Operations Manager to ensure financial accountability across program areas identify suitable persons for such activities
  • Ensure the service agreement requirements are fulfilled

Leadership and People Management

  • Demonstrate and promote behaviours that are compatible with the values of OVIS

Networking, Promotion and Community Development

  • Work with the CEO to liaise with key Funders (State and Federal) about OVIS programs and services

Ensure a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

  • Demonstrate and promote a positive workplace culture that is free of bullying, harassment and discrimination


  • Demonstrated understanding of the community sector and refuge services funding process and agency obligations
  • Demonstrated capability in overseeing the design, development and implementation of service agreements with external agencies
  • Strong knowledge of job requirements across the areas of financial management, board accountability and external reporting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate outcomes with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership, management and team development skills including the capability to motivate develop and lead staff through periods of stability and change
  • Demonstrated capacity and proven experience in program management including direct oversight of a number of diverse sub-programs
  • Demonstrated experience in the family violence and family services field, a thorough understanding of current issues and awareness of future directions/trends
  • Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to manage multiple demands
  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high quality services and a culture of continuous learning
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to liaise and negotiate with funding bodies, other agencies and partnerships; and the capacity to promote OVIS in the community
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values that underpin the organisation and its culture with capacity to lead and promote these
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to plan, review and implement quality improvements
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, continual improvement, risk management and occupational safety and health

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • Degree level Qualifications in Accounting
  • Membership of CPA/ACA
  • Relevant experience in a leadership position with the not-for-profit sector or relevant government sector agency
  • Hold a valid WWC Card and current driver’s licence at all times and undergo a Criminal Records Check (National Police Clearance) prior to employment. Subsequently staff must report any criminal charges or court appearances

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