• Base/Location:Njernda Corporate Services, 51-55 Heygarth St Echuca
  • Reports To:Chief Financial Officer
  • Hours:Full Time (37.5 hours per week); or Part Time/Fixed Contract by negotiation
  • Award:By Negotiation
  • Position Scope:

    The Accountant will be responsible for the implementation of the new MYOB Advanced system along with general ledger management including the chart of accounts, expense analysis, accounts receivable functions, bank entries and funding allocations on government grants and reconciliations. The position is also responsible for insurance matters and fleet management.

Organisational Values

Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer:

  • Oversee and facilitate the implementation of the new MYOB Advanced System.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of systems to ensure timely and efficient management of Njernda’s assets, such as vehicles (fleet management), phones, computers, and other items, in line with Njernda’s policies and relevant legislation.
  • Assist with funding and grant acquittals.
  • Assist in BAS, PAYG and Work Cover payments.
  • Handling entire account receivable’s function, bank entries, program allocation, coordinating with relevant departments and reconciliation.
  •  Ensure that accounts receivables are collected on time and keep the managers informed of overdue outstanding.
  • Handling insurance matters including Motor insurance, public liability, professional and indemnity.
  • Co- ordinating vehicle accidents and insurance claims.  Carry out monthly analysis relating to vehicle expenses & keep managers informed on unusually high expenditure.
  • Assist in reconciling accounts and undertake cross-checking of financial transactions and reports to ensure high levels of accuracy.
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of management accounts and reports and others as directed.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of finance related policies, procedures, and forms.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Manager


Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:

  • Understanding and commitment to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organization   principles
  • An ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and handle issues in a sensitive manner with often difficult clients
  • Demonstrated experience using accounting packages. MYOB experience highly desirable.
  • Well-developed computer skills including familiarity with financial management software to include accurate data entry
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled team
  • Demonstrated experience in other finance functions such as credit card reconciliation, accounts payable, staff expense claims
  • Personal integrity and respect for confidential information 

Qualifications and experience

  • Financial or accounting qualifications Certificate 4 in Accounting or a degree in finance/accounting and minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role

Commitment to Safety

Njernda is a child safe organisation and abides by the following commitment

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles 

Other relevant information

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety

principles and practices are required

  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:           Corporate Services Manager

                  Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

                  P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564


All applications close: 5pm FRIDAY November 25, 2022

  • Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
  • Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 25th Nov 2022

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