Australian Volunteers International


Senior Accountant


Applications Close: Monday 15 February 2021 COB
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  • Join a purpose driven NFP organisation
  • Full Time permanent opportunity
  • Diverse role reporting directly to the CFO

With a 70 year history, AVI is an Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to achieving economic and social development outcomes across Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Through the Australian Volunteers Program we send skilled Australians overseas to support partner organisations achieve their development goals. AVI believes in self-determination with locally owned and led change. We work for a peaceful, sustainable, and just world by partnering with people and organisations to share skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve the positive change they seek.

As part of our Finance team, and reporting directly to our CFO, this role will be responsible for an accurate month end close process and reconciliations, monthly financial reporting and annual reporting processes.  They will play a key role in developing and enhancing existing reporting for Project Managers, Executive team, Board Committees, and the Board.

This role will suit you if you like working in fast-paced environments, and so needs someone who can be flexible and comfortable working with a degree of ambiguity.

This role is Full-Time, or 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) will also be considered.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting/Finance and CA/CPA qualification
  • Relevant experience working in a similar finance role
  • Demonstrated experience managing accurate month and year-end financial processes
  • Solid understanding of finance ERP systems
  • Experience in the analysis, interpretation, evaluation and dissemination of financial and other business information to support business decision-making
  • Strong budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Excellent financial literacy and strong attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of Financial Accounting

For a full outline of the position and applicant requirements please see the Position Description here.

Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter and a current resume to Fiona McDonald People and Culture Manager, via email at with the subject line Senior Accountant
Applications Close:  Monday 15 February 2021 COB

AVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVI is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status.

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