Finance Manager

Koorana Child and Family Services is in an exciting period of growth, and we’re seeking an experienced Finance Manager to be the key finance advisor to the CEO and Executive Leadership team and be responsible for all areas of finance for the organisation. 

Koorana works with all children, and is committed to delivering quality early childhood education, intervention and family support services that acknowledge and respect all individuals. Koorana provides a diverse range of early childhood education, intervention, therapy, and family support services across the Inner West,  South West, St George & Sutherland Shire areas of Sydney.

We’re seeking an exceptional people-focused person to lead a small finance team and who can work collaboratively across all levels of the Koorana team to ensure our finances are well managed and evolve our systems to meet our changing needs as Koorana grows. In your role will:

  • Be responsible for the end-to-end finance function including financial and management accounting, reporting systems and procedures that comply with legislative and organisational requirements, including the monitoring, tracking and reconciliation of all funding
  • Ensure financial compliance and manage all accounting functions including creditors, debtors, cash control and bank reconciliations, asset registers and payroll, and prepare reports as necessary
  • Build and develop the technical competencies of the Finance Team and business performance understanding of service delivery teams
  • Mitigate risks by developing, and improving strong internal controls
  • Ensure effective financial planning and control in conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team and the Board by developing and monitoring annual budgets
  • Provide relevant financial reporting and analysis to the Board, Executive Management Team and senior management to ensure fully informed decision-making processes
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information and advice to stakeholders
  • In conjunction with IT service provider, manage financial software systems and upgrade as appropriate
  • Manage payroll, superannuation and taxation including reports to the ATO
  • Prepare end of year and annual financial statements and annual audit with the external auditors and complete the acquittal process for each program according to the funding requirements
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other meetings and events as required.
  • Establish, develop and manage effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively contribute to services planning and teamwork.

About Koorana

Koorana Child and Family Services is a community-owned children’s organisation, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney. Koorana works with all children and is committed to delivering quality children’s services through the provision of early childhood education, intervention and family support in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, sustainability, ethical behaviour and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.

Koorana’s services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.

Why consider working with us?

  • Being a part of an organisation that is working to improve the lives of children and young people
  • Attractive salary model with opportunity for annual performance-based increases
  • Public Benevolent Institution salary sacrificing benefits of up to $18,550 tax free
  • Work in a truly collaborative and supportive team with flexibility and a key focus on work/ life balance

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Accounting or equivalent.
  • CPA or equivalent with demonstrated experience as a Finance Manager
  • Ability to undertake a wide full range of financial, accounting and bookkeeping tasks, and demonstrate the ability to undertake both operational and strategic tasks
  • Experience with MYOB
  • Experience in financial management of non-profit organisations is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong skills in collaboration and leadership
  • Excellent organisational skills

We would love to hear from you! Apply now sending your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to

Please email any questions about the role to or contact Jacqui Myers on 0428 135 403. Preferred candidates will be subject to a Working with Children, NDIS Worker Check and a National Police History check.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you.


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