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Finance Manager - Permanent, Full Time – Glenroy 3046

• Work for a charity providing aspirational and life changing support to clients
• Key role in enabling the growth and development of our organisation
• An end to end Finance role, with the ability to think outside the square

About Youth Projects

We are an independent, registered charity that provides front line support to young people and individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and people looking to reengage with learning and employment. We recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients to go above and beyond, 365 days a year to provide pathways out of poverty.

Youth Projects is changing and saving lives through unique pathways into employment, training, health and life skills, harm prevention and outreach and social enterprise programs. It is a complex, yet highly successful, model that includes engagement through assertive outreach and delivering everything an individual needs in one place: primary health, life skills, alcohol and other drugs counselling, mental health, employment and training support.

Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

About the role

The Finance Manager is a new position, designed for an emerging leader in the finance world who wants to make a difference. The Finance Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient leadership of a small but mighty finance and corporate services function. This role is the balance between hands on management of the day to day accounts, whilst also leading the strategic direction of budgets, profit & loss, analysing revenue and cost base to maximise performance.

The position will report to a seasoned and senior CFO, with a clear succession plan in place to take leadership of a wider corporate portfolio (such as fleet, facilities, maintenance). This Finance Leader is responsible for managing the accounts & finance function end to end (accounts payable, accounts receivable, oversee and verify payroll), liaise with suppliers, manage finance reports and support CFO to coach and guide managers. The role will provide financial insight, business analysis and forecasting to all stakeholders and is responsible for the financial health of the organisation. This position together with the CFO & CEO will take a lead in the development of business strategies and plans to achieve the long-term financial goals of the organisation.

Skills and experience

• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position
• Minimum Certified Public Accountant qualifications with a bachelor’s degree
• Experience in leading a finance department
• Ability to analyse data and trends and provide reports back to senior leaders
• Demonstrated effective administration skills, including advanced computer & technical literacy
• Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise business needs
• Excellent Communication, written and verbal

Benefits and perks

• Comprehensive induction and support from our training team
• Inclusive and transparent workplace culture
• Access to learning and development
• Access to Employee Assistance Program
• Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

How to apply

Please email applications to and include your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.

The position description can be viewed at here

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

Application Close: 30th of April.

For further information, please contact Carl Roberts (Youth Projects) on

Our commitment to diversity

Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

Child-safe organisation

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.