Assistant Accountant


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 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 accounts;
  • 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.


This is a brilliant opportunity for two Assistant Accountants to join our professional finance team. 

This role requires solid hands-on experience and a high level of focus to ensure the monthly accounts are delivered accurately and on time. 

Joining a close-knit team, you will be across all facets of the finance function, and have opportunities to develop and showcase your talents. 

This role is responsible for preparing monthly reconciliations and BAS returns, assisting with developing annual budgets, preparing a weekly cash flow, and ensuring accurate and up-to-date organisational record keeping. For more information about the responsibilities of this position, please read the Job Description.

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.


You are well-versed in month end accounting procedures and may have experience in processing payroll, accounts payable or have extensive bookkeeping skills. You will also be able to work confidently with finance data, have excellent attention to detail and be able to work efficiently towards tight deadlines. 

You will thrive in this role if you have good communication and relationship building skills and a passion for the environment.

Experience in a for-purpose/not-for-profit context will be highly regarded as will experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases.  


  • 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.

Annual full-time salary: $73,769.95 plus superannuation.


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. If your legal and preferred names are different, please use your preferred name in your application, as this is the name that we will address all communications to. 

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, Sunday 7 August 2022.