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Lighthouse Foundation
  • Full-time or part-time permanent position
  • Work within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team
  • Richmond Head Office, with flexible work practices available

Who are we?

The Lighthouse Foundation provides homes and therapeutic care programs to children and young people impacted by long-term neglect, abuse, and homelessness. Our focus is to create caring communities where kids can feel safe, form meaningful relationships, and begin to heal from traumatic experiences. For the past 30 years, our proven Model of Care has successfully transformed the lives of over 1,000 young people using a range of evidence-based strategies. We now educate and support Foster Carers in the same way so that they too can take care of some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

How will you help?

Working in a close-knit Finance team and reporting directly to the Head of Finance, your role is pivotal to ensuring accurate financial records and support organisation wide adherence to financial policies and procedures.

Operationally, you will be responsible for the completion of month-end financial reporting, including all associated tasks. You will help deliver budgets, assist with regular and ad-hoc reporting requests, and closely monitor financial compliance matters.

Whilst the team extends to an Assistant Accountant and Payroll Officer, you may be required to assist across other functions within the finance team.

What’s in it for me?

Working for the Lighthouse Foundation means working for an organisation that cares about the community. As Accountant, you will help support the organisation as it works to ensure continued success, growing its services and reach within the community. Your part will impact those within the Lighthouse Foundation and the countless others who use their services.

Professionally, you will help drive accounting practises within the organisation, whilst ensuring compliance is maintained within all funded programs.

What do I need to be successful?

First and foremost, interpersonal skills are a must, with a level of maturity and understanding needed when working with those who use our services.

From a professional standpoint, you will require:

Qualifications and Licences:

  • Degree qualified in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related discipline
  • CA or CPA membership

Critical Skills should include:

  • A strong background budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis
  • Cash flow management
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and meeting KPI’s while working under pressure
  • Able to work effectively with a wide range of diverse people, including stakeholders
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • Ability to work collaboratively at program, organisational and sector

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Non-for-Profit experience
  • Intermediate to Advance knowledge of Excel
  • Good understanding of the grant management process including acquittals


We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter, broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Lighthouse celebrates diversity and affirm the right of access, equity, and equality for every young person, staff member and volunteer in the Lighthouse Community. Our organisation is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We also practice from a position of cultural safety and awareness, across diverse languages, religions, and cultures. we respect, respond and continue to learn about the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to a thoughtful and protective environment that supports our babies, children and young people to feel safe and respected, and to build their capacity to feel deeply cared for and important to other human beings.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

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