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Finance and Operations Manager

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Employment: Permanent Full Time
Locations: Rhodes with flexible WFH options
Close Date: Thursday 8 December 2022


Role Purpose

Responsible for ensuring Lifestart’s financial and operational activities are undertaken in an effective, efficient, and consistent manner.


Key Selection Criteria
Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree qualifications in Accounting/ Business Management.
  • Experience in the Not for Profit, disability, and community sector industry (minimum of 5 years).
  • Experience in team leadership and mentoring.
  • Financial management/reporting and analysis skills.
  • Experience and skills in accounting and payroll processes.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software packages such as MYOB.
  • Facilities management experience.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to make decisions with minimal input from the COO.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and influencing skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined.


  • A valid Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) Clearance
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDISWC) Clearance
  • Fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 Virus or accepted medical exemption certificate
  • Current driver’s licence and use of own car


  • Experience working in the disability sector


Key Result Areas

Key Result AreasKey Activities
Financial ManagementManage the development and implementation of budgets, reporting and acquittal of NDIA Early Childhood Partner in the Community (EC) (PITC) funds.

Co-ordinate the preparation and revision of Lifestart’s organisational, branch, program, and project budgets in conjunction with Senior Management.

Monitor compliance to financial and accounting procedures and oversee internal and external audits relating to these areas in conjunction with COO.

Responsible for day-to-day finance functions.
Operations ManagementEnsure efficient day-to-day management, administration and operation of the Finance and Operations departments.

Manage the development and use of Lifestart’s CRM system including invoicing and receipts.

Monitor premises management including property leases and rental reviews.

Monitor insurance policies ensuring organisational requirements are met.

Execute the policies and directives as specified by the Board of Directors, and/or the CEO.
Organisational Citizenship and TeamworkKeep abreast of developments which may impact Lifestart and advise the COO (and where necessary the Board of Directors) of the potential impact.

Demonstrate an active, commitment to Lifestart’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values.

Ensure a high level of confidentiality and integrity.

Foster a culture of teamwork, co-operation and assistance.


For further information please contact our friendly HR Team on 0415 499 881 or 0439 150 984