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Accountant

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Women's Legal Service Victoria | Permanent position | Melbourne CBD | Immediate start

Gender Specific Role

Women’s Legal Service Victoria relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only

About Womens Legal Service Victoria

Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a specialised organisation providing services and support to women since 1982. WLSV exist to help build a gender equitable society, driving systemic change and advocating for solutions for equality, safety and economic security. They work alongside women experiencing disadvantage to promote their rights to live free from violence.

Our Culture

We are passionate, collaborative and solution-focused. We are committed to our mission to build a gender equitable country. We work alongside women experiencing disadvantage, to promote their rights to live free from violence, and make informed choices about their relationships.

We work in a way that is woman-focused, engaging and supporting the whole person and appreciating the complexity of her situation.
It is through a feminist lens that we deliver high quality services to our clients and support each other as colleagues.

Your new role

With large organisational growth, demands on financial management have increased, which will be best supported by an in-house accountant. The Accountant is responsible for managing the financial reporting requirements of the organisation. The role will ensure all financial statements are prepared accurately, and in a timely manner in line with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

This position works collaboratively with the finance team, to contribute to WLSV’s strategic priorities and outcomes.

The position will report to the Finance Manager, and supported by a Bookkeeper. The role is ongoing, and can be worked either full time or part time (minimum 4 days).

What you'll need to succeed

You will have experience working with tight deadlines, in a fast paced environment, and able to manage the completion of accurate financial reporting and reconciliation’s within agreed timeframes. You are very comfortable with Excel and have well developed verbal and written communication skills.

The role requires:

  • An Accounting qualification - completed or working towards completing
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as an accountant
  • Excellent understanding of the accountings standards and ability to interpret legislation relating to accounting standards and other regulatory requirement.
  • Strong knowledge of excel and accounting packages (preferably Xero and ApprovalMax)

What you'll get in return

We offer competitive remuneration, a strong commitment to your professional development, personal development and mental health, a genuinely flexible working environment that supports work-life balance, salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year) and a vibrant and collegiate work culture.

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

Please submit a covering letter and resume ASAP as we will begin shortlisting immediately.

A full position description is available below.

If you have any other questions, please email Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au using the subject line: Accountant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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