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Accountant

Our Watch Limited

About Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

Our vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our role is to stop violence before it starts. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.

About the role

This is a new position within our growing organisation, this position will contribute to the finance team to ensure best practice accounting functions are maintained. Key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Recording and reporting of the financial accounts and completion to balance sheet stage, including profit & loss, balance sheet  
  • Maintain financial records in accordance with Australian accounting and auditing standards, including reconciliations, journal entries and working papers  
  • Monthly account reconciliations 
  • Accounts payable management which includes oversighting establishment and maintenance of supplier files, procedures for collation, coding and approvals of supplier invoices, data entry and alignment to major procurement contracts  
  • Accounts receivable management including invoicing as required on revenue contracts and liaising with funding bodies as required  
  • End of month procedures conducted on a timely basis as per an agreed schedule  
  • Prepare financial acquittals as required  
  • Develop the financial knowledge and business acumen of the directors, managers and project leads  
  • Ensure allocation of employee wages is in line with budget  
  • Accurate transfer of payroll information to the Finance system 

About you

You will be a highly skilled and experienced Accountant with relevant degree qualifications, not for profit experience would be advantageous. You will be confident with the Xero accounting system, an understanding of payroll systems and you will have strong written and verbal communication skills when liaising with stakeholders.

Why work for us

Our Watch is strongly committed to the wellbeing of its employees. We work to continuously improve the policies and processes that ensure an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for the people who work here. Some of the benefits of working with Our Watch are:

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities and allocated individual budget
  • Wellbeing programs, such as our Employee Assistance Program
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Best practice parental leave – 10 weeks paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Innovative leave policies, such as Floating Public Holiday Leave, Cultural Leave and Gendered, Intimate Partner, Family and Sexual Violence Support Leave

Our Watch recognises and values diversity among its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our Watch encourages applications from people with disability. We want to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you require modifications with the application process to meet your access needs please contact us.

Applications will be assessed as received, this role will remain open until successfully recruited.

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