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 be a team that :

  • Work with integrity to deliver accurate, timely, concise and meaningful accounts; 
  • Provide unwavering professionalism as well as an approachable support service to the wider Greenpeace team;
  • Are committed to our common vision, goals and metrics; and 
  • Value collaboration, we support, challenge and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results.


This is a brilliant opportunity for a go-getting Assistant Accountant to join our professional finance team in contributing to a just and healthy planet. 

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 of five, you will be across all facets of the finance function, and have opportunities to develop and showcase your talents. 

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Prepare monthly: reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers to general Ledger, and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly BAS returns
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets;
  • Prepare a weekly cash flow to manage weekly cash requirements;
  • Ensure information is accurately and logically filed for organisational records; and
  • Build positive working relationships and support the organisation to achieve its objectives
  • Become familiar with most facets of the Finance function in order to provide cover or support for Accounts Payable and Payroll.


You are an experienced Assistant Accountant who is well-versed in accounting principles, able to work confidently with finance data and with great attention to detail. You will have at least 2 years of hands-on experience in a similar role including processing and batching database records and a sound understanding of accounting systems and processes. 

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in Accounts Payable or Bookkeeping
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases
  • A demonstrated ability to work efficiently towards tight deadlines
  • A commitment and passion about the Greenpeace mission. 


  • The chance to use your accounting skills for a cause (literally!) by helping Greenpeace Australia Pacific manage our financial resources most effectively
  • Learning and development opportunities, and the chance to grow in the role
  • A great work-life balance with a 35 hour work week, high integrity workplace and generous leave conditions
  • Genuine flexible working conditions including some capacity for work from home, and
  • A culture that celebrates inclusivity and diversity.

Annual salary: $72,111.39 plus superannuation.

This role is based in Sydney.  Our new (in 2022!) HQ is in Rosebery.


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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Applications close at midnight, Monday 31 January 2022.