Program Accountant


Position Details


Position Type: FULL TIME (with option of part-time)

Location: Sydney

Salary: $66,000+ depending on experience

The organisation

ActionAid Australia is a women’s rights organisation, working to advance the rights of women living in poverty in communities around the world. ActionAid works in more than 45 countries.

The role

Reporting to the Finance and Program Compliance Manager, the Program Accountant is responsible for ensuring that project finances are efficiently managed and that donor funds are used properly and in accordance with ActionAid policies and procedures. This will involve working closely with ActionAid Australia’s program team, providing support to ActionAid’s country offices where projects are being delivered, and to support  monthly financial reconciliation and reporting processes.

The position plays a key part of the Operations & Compliance team, supporting with month end closure, the annual budgets and financial statements.

As the ideal candidate for the role, you need:

  • Relevant accounting or equivalent tertiary qualifications
  • At least 1-2 years of experience, ideally in a programme accounting role
  • Experience using Sun Systems would be an advantage (training will be provided)
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • An analytical and inquisitive mindset with proven experience in working with teams to strengthen and improve processes and create efficiencies
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills with the ability to build respectful relationships across the organisation and with partners overseas
  • A commitment to ActionAid’s vision, mission and values, including women’s rights
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility and cross-cultural understanding
  • Experience and understanding of institutional donor requirements

Other Desirable Skills & Competencies:

  • Experience of working in multiple currencies
  • Experience of working in the not for profit sector
  • Experience and understanding of DFAT compliance requirements
  • Experience using PowerBI

Please read the position description here.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the skills and competencies listed above to [email protected]Applications close at 5pm on Friday 06 August 2021. Early applications are encouraged. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer, and is always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa or be eligible to apply for one.  Secondment from other ActionAid offices will be considered.