Finance Manager

Organisation Name Aurora Education Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2019-10-09
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 196090
  • Promote Indigenous students to realise their true academic potential
  • Relationship role working closely with budget holders and executive team
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications including CPA or equivalent


The Organisation
The Aurora Education Foundation’s vision is to transform the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education, one life at a time, growing the numbers of Indigenous leaders, mentors and academic role models.
For some, that’s completing Year 12 and for others, that’s a PhD from Harvard.  Aurora is shifting the paradigm about what is possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  Aurora programs are long-term, independently evaluated and outcome driven.
Aurora has achieved considerable growth in the last few years and is set to develop and scale further.  The newly-created role of Finance Manager is designed to facilitate this growth by through effective financial management, controls and collaborative relationships with program staff.

Benefits & Culture
The Foundation offers a values-driven, team environment of committed collegiate staff.  The culture is built on excellence with regular professional development across the whole team.   In addition to a competitive salary, there is immediate access to salary packaging. 

The Role
In this role you will be working closely with managers in a financial advisory capacity, with a view to ensuring effective and efficient delivery of financial support for all entities and programs. The role also oversees all day-to-day transactional services with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. You will collaborate widely with staff across the organisation as well as external stakeholders to enable effective financial performance at all levels.
Success measures in this role include:
  • Quality and timeliness of financial reporting, analysis and advice
  • Efficiency and accuracy of transactional services
  • Compliance with all statutory obligations
  • Feedback from internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribution to team dynamics

Skills Required
You’re collaborative, partnering and consultative approach to your career will be essential, combined with your experience in communicating complex financial information to a range of audiences verbally and/or in the form of quality, concise reports. You have aminimum of five years finance and accounting experience, including audit, and analysis including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management.
Commercial and business awareness with an understanding of corporate structures would be welcomed.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
To be part of the changing conversation around what is possible in the area of Indigenous education, please send your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting reference #196090. Alternatively, call Amelia Da Mota or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.