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Finance Coordinator

Resource Work Cooperative


We are looking for a person who is excited to join a not-for-profit worker’s cooperative to manage all aspects of Resource’s financial systems to meet relevant business and legal requirements. This person must have relevant financial qualifications and experience, strong reporting skills, excellent communication skills, and be willing to work closely with the Board of Management.

  • 3 days per week permanent part-time
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Located in South Hobart (must be worked locally)
  • $37.46 per hour
  • Starting mid-March
  • Dynamic, fascinating and super cool worker’s cooperative

About us

Resource is a national leader in the waste minimisation industry, operating Tasmania's largest reuse centre (the Resource Tip Shop at South Hobart) and other waste reduction and recycling initiatives. Resource is one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit worker’s cooperatives in Australia.

Resource works with communities, businesses and local governments to achieve viable, sustainable, best-practice waste minimisation. The Resource Tip Shop delivers accessible, low-cost quality goods, and is a trusted reseller of a wide range of second-hand items. Resource undertakes a diverse range of projects and activities, including timber upcycling, scrap metal and ewaste processing, electrical testing, collectables research and sales, computer upcycling and online sales. Resource runs a free community pickup service for larger donations, and engages with the wider community through its annual Art From Trash exhibition. The Resource Work Cooperative works to continuously improve its business and operations, is supported by an innovative community education program, and aims to provide a safe and satisfying work environment.

About the role

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all of Resource’s financial activities and responsibilities in line with legal and business requirements and obligations. This includes overseeing end-of-month processes, preparing the books for annual audit, submitting tax returns and administering payroll and accounts. An essential part of the role is to prepare, monitor and review the annual budget. The person in this role needs to deliver comprehensive and timely financial reports to various decision-making panels, whilst providing appropriate financial insights and analysis.

The Finance Coordinator works closely with the Board of Management and the Coordinator team (General, Operations, Education and HR) to provide financial and strategic guidance to the cooperative. They also work with the general membership to improve financial literacy and understanding in order to support the membership to make informed business decisions through regular General Meetings.

Employment requirements

  • A pre-employment medical will be required.

Key selection criteria

  • Experience using MYOB Accountright or equivalent; and advanced Excel skills.
  • Appropriate finance/accounting qualifications and demonstrated experience in the field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of managing finances of a not-for-profit.
  • Experience in carrying out EOFY tasks and audit preparation.
  • Experience in preparing and monitoring budgets for a medium- or large-sized not-for-profit organisation.
  • Experience in financial procedures including reconciliations, PAYG and BAS reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing financial reports and willingness to report regularly to multiple decision-making panels.
  • Demonstrated ability to report clearly to a wide range of financial literacy levels and effectively communicate with a wide range of people.
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn, and to undertake further training as required.
  • Willingness to work within the context of a worker-owned, democratically run cooperative.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in financial planning and business health checks.
  • Ability to attend evening meetings approximately once a month, and occasional events outside work hours.
  • Understanding of or experience with cooperatives and consensus decision making.
  • Personal commitment to the principles and practices of waste minimisation and reuse.

Benefits of working at Resource

The most exciting aspect of joining a worker’s cooperative is the ability to contribute ideas and participate in decisions that guide the current and future strategic direction of the cooperative. This can be as small as changing the shop layout to as large as tackling a difficult-to-recycle waste stream or teaching the community how to combat textile waste. Working at Resource allows you to make a difference in the world, by tackling a range of waste challenges, working with like-minded people and showing how well the cooperative model can work.

All workers at Resource have the opportunity to expand into different roles or work areas, as they arise and depending on interest and skills, with the potential to work additional days in other roles. Resource provides and supports a range of training and upskilling opportunities.

Other benefits:

  • Staff discounts and staff functions
  • Flexible working arrangements by negotiation
  • Positive and supportive workplace culture
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Various cooperative member benefits

Being fair, non-discriminatory and respectful are important elements of the Resource culture and core values. We value diversity and inclusion and apply these principles in our work place and throughout our recruitment processes. Resource actively encourages applications from people with a diverse range of experiences, ages and backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with different abilities, people who identify as LGBTIQA+ and people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.


Please provide a document addressing each of the selection criteria outlining your suitability for the role. These can be included in your cover letter or as a separate document. Also include a copy of your resume with referee contacts. You can apply using the "Apply Now" button.

For further information about the role refer to the selection criteria and position description attached below, or contact Mona Loofs-Samorzewski (HR Coordinator) at [email protected] using the subject line: Finance Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 6223 3891 (ask for Tom or Andrew).

A position description and selection criteria are attached.

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