Management Accountant

Organisation Overview:

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative (RAC) is recognised as a leader among Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, maintaining a high profile in the public and private sectors across research, consultancy, policy development, and partnerships. RAC operates in a culturally appropriate, sensitive, community-controlled environment that maintains a holistic approach to service provision and emphasises the importance of family and community.

RAC has been a resource, service provider and enabler of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Greater Shepparton region since 1980. RAC is a cooperative working to provide a range of supports and services including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Positive aging and disability services
  • Community services
  • Asset and infrastructure services
  • Corporate services

RAC has an annual budget of $19 million and a workforce of approximately 230 people. RAC is a significant employer and economic contributor to the region and plays a high profile leadership role as one of the larger Aboriginal organisations in Australia. RAC is committed to ensuring the Aboriginal people in the Goulburn Valley have certainty of access to community-controlled services.

Role Purpose:

The Management Accountant works as part of the Finance team in Corporate Services to provide
financial advice and proactively support stakeholder financial information needs to enable informed
decision making by stakeholders to achieve the outcomes of RAC and its subsidiary, Rumbalara Housing
Ltd (RHL).
The role will be responsible for developing and reporting on a budget and forecast, undertaking analysis
on trends and variances, providing accounting support in monthly closing and reporting, improving
internal financial processes, providing financial advice to Executive Managers and supporting the CFO on
other priorities

Employment Conditions:
  • All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement on appointment to the organisation
  • Probationary / qualifying periods apply to all new positions
  • All staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Co-operative (available to view)
  • All staff are required to follow the policies and procedures to the department and the Co-operative (manuals are available to view)
  • A commitment to equal opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices is required
  • Salary packaging is available to permanent part time and full-time staff
  • Tenure of positions at Rumbalara will be tied to existing contracted funding arrangements

About You
Qualifications and Registrations:
• A bachelor’s degree in accounting or economics with at least 5 years post graduate workplace experience
in finance
• Completion of a CPA or CA program

Knowledge and skills:
Our ideal applicant will have:
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and reporting standards (AASB, GAAP
etc), with relevant work experience in accounting roles. Work experience in a co-operative is also
desirable, but not a requirement.
• Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial modelling.
• Strong excel skills and an aptitude for data analysis with high levels of attention to detail,
• Strong presentational skills and the ability to convey financial information in a clear and concise manner
to stakeholders,
• Proficient in financial accounting software. (Business Central experience will be highly regarded but not
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other RAC work
• Outstanding communication and presentation skills to interact with stakeholders.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay and conditions based on the ACCHS Award-Administrative Grade 6 (Above
Award Wages), $52 per hour.
• Salary packaging of $15,900 available for Part- or Full-time employees.
• Opportunities for additional incentives, which may include Christmas bonus days, recognition of NAIDOC
day, periodic adjustments aligned with CPI increases, and the possibility of a relocation allowance when
• Professional development opportunities and support to help you grow in your career.
• Access to a free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.
• Provision of a laptop and mobile phone to support your work where applicable.
• Fleet cars to carry out daily tasks where applicable.

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