Job Title: Accountant
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Industry: Charities
Reference: 3202154
Contact Name: Diana Linde
Contact Email: diana@beaumontpeople.com.au

Job Description

                              Accountant | Housing Trust
  • Work for Housing Trust – based in Wollongong
  • Full-time permanent role, immediately available
  • Join a committed and motivated team that invests in their people

About the organisation

The vision of the Housing Trust is a decent home for everyone. They do this by building, managing, and maintaining over 1,100 homes which provide safe and affordable rental housing for more than 2,000 people. As a Tier 1 nationally registered Community Housing Provider they have been serving the Illawarra community since 1983. 
They are passionate about their tenants’ needs and work with them to build vibrant, inclusive communities.  They ensure tenants are connected to support services if they need them. They are proud of their track record with a tenant satisfaction score of 88%, well above industry benchmarks, and proud of their culture where 96% of their people recommended HT as a great place to work in a recent engagement survey.   

About the role

Reporting into the Finance Manager, this role will support a variety of accounting activities, from coordinating the end of month process, to supporting payroll services, to more complex functions related to budgeting, data analysis, and auditing financial processes.

Duties include (but are not limited to):  
  • Maintain compliance with all legal and regulatory policies, assist in providing timely and accurate reports to regulatory bodies as required
  • Assist with end of month process including preparation and posting of journals and reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Support the preparation of monthly financial Board reports and Quarterly Business Reviews
  • Preparation of all tax obligations like BAS, PAYG, FBT, and support end of year audit process in tandem with the Finance Manager.
  • Prepare Housing Trust’s payroll with the outsourced payroll provider – proactively audit the process to ensure details are accurate
  • Help the Finance Team with head lease rent payments, tenant, and landlord bonds, lodging statutory reporting obligations and actioning Service Requests
  • Provide support and guidance to the finance team members
  • Providing excellent internal customer service for any finance-related queries from the broader team

The ideal candidate has:  
A lateral thinker, proactive, and solutions-oriented with the ability to work with the team on a multitude of tasks and able to meet deadlines without losing accuracy.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Finance, or Member or associated member of CA or CPA or equivalent (or working towards)
  • Proven experience in a similar finance position is essential – experience in a similar regulated environment such as aged care or disability or ideally community housing will be highly regarded
  • Experience in end-to-end finance and payroll functions
  • Advanced Microsoft Suite skills, with exceptional Excel and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills – able to provide great customer service to internal and external stakeholders, and work well with others
  • A high degree of professionalism, integrity, and ethical behaviour, and a commitment to the organisation’s values

Benefits and Perks

  • Work for a vibrant and growing ‘For Purpose’ organisation
  • Attractive and competitive base salary, with NFP salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing Benefits program, including access to exclusive perks
  • Join an organisation that values its people through employee recognition programs, learning, growth and development opportunities, and flexible work initiatives
How to apply

Please apply directly to the role with your resume and cover letter outlining your reason for application, addressed to Diana Linde at Beaumont People. If you have any further questions, please contact Diana Linde (diana@beaumontpeople.com.au) at Beaumont People.

Applications will close on January 17th, 2021.
Beaumont People has been retained to recruit this position on behalf of Housing Trust. All enquiries must be submitted directly to Beaumont People.

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