Finance Manager/Accountant (0.6 – 0.8 EFT)

Little Yarra Steiner School is seeking a Finance Manager/Accountant to join the school as a key member of the Finance Team. Reporting to the Business Manager, the ideal candidate will have finance/accounting qualifications and relevant work experience in the field.

Key responsibilities of this position are:

  • Provide management, guidance and a strategic overview of the financial functioning of the school, including: budgeting, financial reporting, ATO reporting, insurances, asset management, loans, cashflow, and GL accounting
  • Maintain the timely and efficient collection of Parent fees
  • Complete government compliance and reporting through Schools Hub
  • Work constructively with the Finance Administrator, Business Manager, and members of the Administration team to ensure and facilitate the smooth running of the financial procedures and processes within the school
  • Member of the finance committee and secretariat function to the Board of Directors
  • Implement the financial components of the school’s strategic plan

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Accounting/finance qualifications (degree level or higher)
  2. Experience with financial software and databases, forecasting and budgeting
  3. Knowledge of, and experience in, day to day accounting procedures, financial management and strategic development in an educational setting
  4. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work constructively as part of a team
  5. Hold and maintain a current Working with Children check

Desirable Selection Criteria

  1. Appreciation and/or understanding of Steiner education.
  2. Experience in facilities and/or contract management
  3. Capacity to contribute beneficially to the overall management and leadership of the school

This position is part time 3 or 4 days per week with flexible and negotiable hours and days. The option to work from home for some of the time is also possible.

Applicants must address the Selection Criteria in their application and submit it with a copy of their resume including contact details of three referees to:

Leanne Sarah

Business Manager

Little Yarra Steiner School



Applications close 9 April 2021