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Assistant Project Accountant

Branch: Canberra

6 month contract, 3-5 days per week


Small friendly team


Centrally located in Braddon


CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a presence in the community for over 60 years providing a range of services. We are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Officer to join our dynamic team in the CFO Office as our services grow.


The Role


This role will suit a motivated and high-performing management accountant who is able to work independently and has strong attention to detail. The right person will be able to confidently engage with various stakeholders. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist and prepare monthly financial accounting journals, work papers and reconciliations.
  • Financial reporting for various projects.
  • Month end reporting.
  • Supporting the CFO office and carry out adhoc duties as required.


The person


The ideal person will be an experienced person with proven Australian work experience in an accounting environment. You will have excellent attention to detail, possess good organisational skills and be a quick learner. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are equally important as being able to work within the team will be critical to your success in this role.


What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us


CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.


Selection Criteria


  • Degree in Accounting/Business/Commerce.
  • Professional qualification CA/CPA or have strong progression and close to completion.
  • You must have at least 4 years or more work experience in an organisation domiciled in Australia with a similar accounting role.
  • The ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines for various task.
  • Intermediate level of skills in Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Be a quick learner, familiarity with accounting processes, excellent organisational and communication skills are essential.
  • Be compliant with policies and procedures and perform duties in line with KPI's.
  • Hold a current driver’s license.
  • Be willing to undergo a police check and apply for a working with vulnerable people card.
  • Applicants MUST be a permanent resident or Australian citizen to be considered for this opportunity.


To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.


Please download the selection criteria:Assistant Project Accountant PD 2020


Please send your applications to:


Melissa McCarthy - Director People & Culture


Email: melissa.mccarthy@catholiccare.cg.org.au


Closing Date: 5pm 23rd October, 2020


*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.