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Finance Officer – Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (NSW)

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  • Post Date : 18 January 2023
  • Apply Before : 17 February 2023
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Job Description

A unique opportunity is available for an experienced Finance Officer to work with three separate Mercy Ministry Limited (MML) entities namely:

McAuley Ministries Limited (“MML”), a ministry of ISMAPNG, provides governance for a number of small ministries of ISMAPNG. MML currently consists of approximately 37 sisters and 35 employees.

Catherine McAuley Services Limited (“CMSL”), a ministry of ISMAPNG, provides governance for a number of small ministries of ISMAPNG within Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, namely an educational theology program and the Cook and Tanks A Lot program which provides equipment and life skills.

Sisters of Mercy Papua New Guinea Incorporated (“SOMPNG”), the Papua New Guinea (PNG) entity administering for the sisters of PNG.

The Role:

The purpose of this position is to provide transactional finance and bookkeeping/finance services to McAuley Ministries Ltd (MML), Catherine McAuley Services Ltd (CMSL) & Sister of Mercy Papua New Guinea (SOMPNG), as well as reporting to the respective Boards, Coordinators in MML and CMSL and individual ministries.

Key Responsibility Areas:

This position requires a Finance Officer that is skilled and experienced in the ongoing provision of bookkeeping/finance services in an organisation with numerous, small and unique services.

Your duties and responsibilities will include but is not limited to:

  • Managing all MML, CMSL and SOMPNG financial activities and the day-to-day accounting transactions of each entity
  • Review & update appropriate policies and procedures in relation to financial management, in consultation with the Finance Committees
  • Manage bank feeds and complete bank reconciliations
  • Manage accounts payable & receivable functions for each entity
  • Credit control of over receivables & payments
  • Prepare year-end financial statements and supporting working papers for audit review
  • Prepare and modify financial reports as required and assist in all areas of general financial reporting
  • Prepare and review general ledger, debtors and creditors trail balances on a monthly basis
  • Ensure the fixed asset register is maintained and in an up to date and accurate manner
  • Take the lead for the annual budget process ensuring it aligns with the overall budget objectives

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Minimum four years’ experience in a Finance/accounting role or similar role
  • Knowledge of Xero & Greentree software is an advantage
  • Flexibility in working in a small organisation with a wide range of service providers
  • Strong level of accuracy & attention to detail
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a broader team
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Strong time management and prioritising skills
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations in particular to the NGO/NFP sector
  • Strong attention to confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The Process:

If you believe you are the right person for this role, please email your cover letter and resume for consideration to [email protected], or you can contact Vivian Meloni from Complete Recruitment Matters on 0438 001 840 for a full copy of the Position Description and/or a confidential discussion

McAuley Ministries Limited is committed to ensuring zero tolerance of abuse, both real and online, in all its forms by creating a culture of safety and respect for all, including prioritising the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults with whom we have contact.

All who work with us are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of children and vulnerable adults and to comply with legislative requirements and MML’s Code of Conduct and safeguarding policies and procedures, including responding to and reporting all suspicions and allegations of abuse.

All successful applicants will be required to hold a current Working with Children Check and will also require a National Police Check clearance.

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