Accountant

GREENPEACE 

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

THE TEAM

The Finance team at Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP) are proud to carefully steward the financial support that our thousands of generous donors give, to enable our work. We work collaboratively to ensure maximum impact from every dollar we receive.

We are committed to:

  • Working with integrity to deliver accurate, timely, concise and meaningful financial reports and analysis;
  • Unwavering professionalism, as well as an approachable support service to the wider Greenpeace team; and
  • Supporting, challenging and holding each other accountable to achieve outstanding results.

THE ROLE

As Accountant you will be responsible for the delivery of timely, accurate financial information and advice to key stakeholders in GPAP.

There is a strong emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, tracking expenditure to specific funding and report development. The role is equally focussed on financial accounting, being responsible for data integrity, postings, reconciliations and reporting. 

The Accountant works closely with the GPAP Leadership Team and supports the Finance Manager and COO in implementing improvements in financial policy and processes to enhance decision making, strengthen financial controls and improve efficiencies.

Being part of a small team, this role is required to be familiar with all operational facets of the finance function and provide direct support to the various roles within the team and to provide backup support during times of leave and high demand.

This role is open to candidates Australia-wide.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal applicant will have a track record of successful business partnering combined with business acumen, strong budgeting and forecasting skills, advanced spread-sheet skills and excellent attention to detail.

You will thrive in this role if you have good communication and relationship building skills and a passion for the environment. You will also have excellent stakeholder management capabilities, as the role works closely with internal and external service providers and internal budget holders.

You will have accounting qualifications, be CPA and CA certified (or working towards) and at least three years’ experience in a similar role.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

  • The opportunity to use your skills and experience to  help Greenpeace Australia Pacific protect unique and precious environments; 
  • Learning and development opportunities, and the chance to learn from a global team of like-minded finance professionals;
  • A genuine approach to wellbeing, including flexible working arrangements and an integrity framework;
  • An organisation filled with talented, warm, and caring team members, so that you can bring your whole self to work; and
  • A fast-paced, high impact culture of accountability that genuinely celebrates inclusivity and diversity.

Salary $88,170.76 per annum + Superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific peoples, People of Colour, women, non-binary and gender diverse people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with a disability) often don’t apply for roles if they don’t meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) describing your suitability for the role.

Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.

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We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

Applications close at midnight, Wednesday 12 October 2022.