Finance Director

Organisation Name Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2019-11-21
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 228280
  • Support the Sisters to empower others for life and bring hope
  • Drive continuous improvement in prudential financial management
  • Suit candidates with a mix of corporate and NFP backgrounds


The Organisation
The Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart are women who continue God’s mission by immersing themselves in the midst of life to empower others for life and bring hope. Education, in its broadest sense, remains their main work. Founded in 1866, the organisation operates as a registered charity with central offices in Sydney, regions in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and a presence in some other countries.

Benefits & Culture
  • Co-founded by Australia’s first canonised saint, Mary MacKillop
  • Progressive leadership and volunteer Business Advisory Council
  • Safeguard financial management for the Sisters and their work in ministries
  • Generous salary plus packaging available

The Role
Reporting to the COO and based in the Congregational Administration Centre (CAC) in North Sydney, you will support the embedding of professional financial management services in the CAC and across the regions. 
As a member of the executive team, providing input into strategic and operational management of the CAC and managing a team of five, you have ownership of the Congregation’s financial management. 

Significant aspects of the CAC finance function are the services to the Sisters and responsibility for the balance sheet where 80% of the value lies in property. 

Skills Required
With a successful track record in managing and executing finance management functions, teams and systems, you are commercially astute with emotional intelligence, resilience and adaptability.
You have a natural ability to influence and can quickly establish rapport, with experience working in complex and unique environments.  Additionally, you are able to demonstrate:
  • Ability to think strategically combined with a willingness to be hands-on
  • Current knowledge of accounting standards, statutory and regulatory obligations
  • Proficiency in analysis, interpretation, commentary and presentation of reporting
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, ideally CPA or CA

If you support the ethos and mission of the Sisters and would like to contribute to the work of the Congregation please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required in MS Word format.  Alternatively, please call Annie Barker on (02) 8243 0570 to discuss

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