Hobart | Full-time
We have an exciting career opportunity for a full-time Finance Officer to join our friendly team in Hobart. This role offers a fulfilling and rewarding career as you will be part of a Tasmanian-owned for-purpose organisation that provides supports to NDIS participants across Tasmania.
The role reports to the Commercial Manager and has a revenue focus. The position processes supplier invoices and prepares payment if needed. This position requires critical NDIS knowledge and skills to navigate the everchanging and undefined claiming procedures. The role works closely with the Commercial Manager, Accountant, Tenancy Manager and House Coordinators.
This position will support the strategic, operational, and cultural direction of the Richmond Group responsible for ensuring that there is a strong customer service focus as a key member within the business services team. The Finance Officer works under general guidance from the Commercial Manager and is expected to contribute to the establishment and development of routines, methods, standards, and procedures. The employee is expected to undertake a range of activities and operate with a reasonable level of autonomy; to establish and further develop work procedures, establish goals/objectives and outcomes for the NDIS finance program. The employee is required to exercise initiative and decision-making and will be responsible for managing time, planning, and organising their own work.
Accounts receivables and payables:
- Complete weekly bank and credit card reconciliations.
- Reconcile fortnightly and annual payroll.
- Process depreciation.
- Maintain the asset register.
- IAS/BAS preparing and reconciling and submitting statutory lodgments.
- Upload Westpac bank file for suppliers and payroll payments.
- Assist in reconciling the balance sheet and understand the composition of the general ledger accounts.
- Understand funding contracts, the NDIS price guide, and associated obligations.
- Manage accounts’ receivable function and ensure all invoices and income claims are transacted within a timely manner and are paid within relevant terms.
- Assist in managing NDIA collections.
- Manage the accounts’ payable function and ensure all invoices are accurately processed in a timely manner, and suppliers are paid within terms to avoid penalty.
- Process supplier invoices up to the point of preparing payment file.
- Prepare the weekly payment run for supplier payments.
- Work with and support the Commercial Manager, Accountant, and Tenancy Manager.
- Promote financial sustainability and best practice.
Accounting and analysis:
- Reconcile monthly independent living income.
- Prepare monthly income accrual journal for independent living.
- Increase visibility on income by preparing analysis.
- Reconcile invoiced income against contracts and general ledger to ensure it agrees.
- Reconcile and report on income budget variances.
- Support the end of month financial reporting process, prepare journals and reconciliations as required.
- Fast and accurate data entry for general accounts, coding to appropriate general ledger account and cost centre; apply relevant organisational accounting policies.
- Meet with key operations staff to ensure NDIA documentation and claiming is understood and claiming agrees with service agreement.
- As required, meet with other key staff to ensure income is fully realised and understood.
- Work with and support the Commercial Manager, Accountant and Tenancy Manager and other members of the Business Services Team as required.
- Promote financial sustainability and best practice.
- In conjunction with Accountant, assist with end of month journals as required by the Commercial Manager.
- Undertake any other financial tasks as required by the Commercial Manager.
- Maintain the confidentiality of the organisation, always ensuring security of all documentation and records.
- This position may also be required to comply with lawful directions to complete tasks not specifically outlined in the position description.
- Ensure that personal work practices comply with the organisation’s Work Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, reporting hazards as required.
- Display respect, empathy, understanding and patience towards participants, their families, stakeholders, and any other visitors to the organisation.
- Under guidance from Manager, ensure adherence to various legislative requirements relating to this function.
- Other duties as required.
Please note that the duties outlined in this position description are not exhaustive, and only an indication of the work of the role. The organisation can direct you to carry out duties which it considers are within your level of skill, competence, training, and scope of practice.
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or similar (finance).
- Previous experience in a finance related field at least 2-4 years.
- Clear concise written and verbal communication with a strong attention to detail.
- Analytical, able to reconcile and undertake analysis.
- Proficient MS office skills, with an advanced knowledge of excel.
- Ability to work in a team, is customer focused and is creative and a problem solver.
- Ability to work independently and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience in the use of accounting software such as Netsuite or similar package.
- Understanding of the NDIA
- Knowledge and skills in working with NetSuite.
Only candidates who can legally work in Australia should apply and a current Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card, Drivers Licence and COVID vaccination certificate will be required for all new appointments.
To apply for this role please submit your resume with one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria through Seek.
Applicants may be interviewed prior to closing date.
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Applications close Friday 6 October 2023, 11:55pm.
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