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Finance Officer

The Centre for Policy Development

About the Role

Note that this role is re-advertised - previous applicants need not apply.

This is a newly created role ideal for an early-career graduate who is looking to build skills in the not-for-profit and public policy sector. We believe our team is our key asset and we are committed to recruiting and retaining talented and committed individuals.

The Finance Officer will work closely with the Chief Operations Officer on day-to-day accounts management, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting for the organisation. This role will play a key part in growing and developing our financial support function - ideas and creative thinking are very welcome!

This is a full time role (0.8FTE may be considered) based in our Sydney CBD office, however flexible / hybrid working arrangements may be possible. Remuneration for the position will be commensurate with experience and skills. Employee benefits include free barista coffee weekday mornings, end-of-trip and bike storage facilities.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Desire to improve financial systems, automation and reporting, and to contribute to continuous improvement of financial systems, processes and procedures.
  • Assist in drafting reports for CEO, Finance Committee and Board.
  • Processing payments, invoicing, receipts, payroll and month-end reconciliations of CPD’s accounts.
  • Assist with preparation and planning of annual budget and tracking and reviewing across the financial year.
  • Assist with the annual audit.
  • Assist with budgeting and financial reporting for research proposals and acquittals.
  • Perform financial analysis including forecasting.

Essential selection criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or relevant field.
  • Knowledge of financial regulations and accounting processes.
  • Experience with MYOB and / or Xero

About CPD

The Centre for Policy Development is one of Australia's leading independent policy institutes. Founded in 2007, we are a mission-driven organisation led by a dynamic CEO and distinguished Board of Directors, and we are seeking exceptional talent to join our growing team.

You will be joining a smart, energetic, and dedicated team at an organisation with a collaborative culture that will foster your skills and broaden your horizons.

CPD is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our capacity to deliver real impact comes from a talented team from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, abilities and experiences to apply.

For more information on CPD and our contribution to policy development and innovation in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, please visit www.cpd.org.au.

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