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Financial Controller

St. Mary's House Of Welcome
  • Part time (0.8FTE) - based in Fitzroy Vic
  • Little not for profit making a big difference 
  • Lead, develop and redesign the finance functions 

About us

St. Mary’s House of Welcome (SMHOW) is a purpose driven and faith based organisation. Inspired by the spirit of the Daughters of Charity, SMHOW seeks to further social justice by standing with disadvantaged people offering support, solutions and hope. We have 60 years’ experience providing services to people experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage, social isolation and homelessness and have a non-judgmental service approach to our community. SMHOW is a voice for its clients and a fearless advocate for their rights with a commitment to empowerment and restoring independence.

About the role

Reporting directly to the CEO and, as part of the executive leadership team, you will lead, engage and redesign the finance and corporate functions and reporting, to deliver to our mission. With a supportive finance officer working to the role, you will reset the finance reporting and systems, align risk management and corporate service obligations. This role requires a track record in working in not for profit roles at a senior level and provides a growth pathway internally.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • As part of the executive team contribute to the achievement of the Strategic and Risk Plan bringing a strong commercial focus
  • Lead the finance functions working with the Board Finance & Audit Committee
  • Grow and develop the leadership team in managing their P&L centres
  • Developing broader agency reporting, planning and review processes
  • Manage corporate governance, taking on the role of Company Secretary
  • Provide leadership and planning for kitchen services including the development of social enterprise opportunities.

Key requirements

We are looking for an experienced and qualified finance manager with strong knowledge of the disability sector and a strong mission focus. Your experience ideally includes working within the health services, disability/community sector and knowledge of the mental health and/or homelessness sectors would be a key advantage. In addition, you will possess:

  • A values-based approach to work aligned with our mission
  • CPA/CA qualified and current is essential and MBA highly desirable
  • Financial modelling and analysis skills, experience in managing the finance and corporate services of a small company
  • Company Directors course or equivalent desirable
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the disability sector
  • Leadership of diverse teams including the management of kitchen services
  • Bring strong knowledge and experience in statutory requirements and quality standards
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – including effective report writing skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills enabling you to develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships with others and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • High level organisational ability and effective analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • A strong service orientation and a willingness to pitch in and help others.

Initial queries can be made to Robina Bradley, CEO on 0419 505 975. Requests for the position description can be sent to melissa.jones@smhow.org.au using the subject line: Financial Controller enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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