Director of Finance and Administration at Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Serviceis hiring people as Director of Finance and Administration. The Selected person will be earn at least Undisclosed NZD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingDirector of Finance and Administration
Job EmployerTownsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service
LocationFinancial Managers & Controllers
Job SectorFinancial Managers & Controllers

About Us

TAIHS seeks to improve health and social outcomes for the community through; strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.

“TAIHS strives to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people”.

About the Position

Reporting to the Chief Executive (CEO), the Director of Finance and Administration will be directly accountable for a range of financial and administrative services within TAIHS. This will include the financial commitment, administration, ICT, properties, assets and infrastructure and communication/events. This position will be required to provide leadership and management to the incumbent of these functions.  The Director of Finance and Administration will manage and direct daily financial and accounting activities in a timely and accurate manner and assist in the development and updating of the financial policies and procedures including new initiatives. The position will coordinate the financial forecasting and budgets and be accountable for the preparation of all financial reports.  The Director of Finance and Administration will ensure that all internal and external accountabilities relating to the organisation’s finances are met, in a timely and of a high standard. 

Duties include:

  • Lead the strategic direction of the organisation’s finances including budget, audit and resource management 
  • Research and analyse operations and activities and present timely and accurate advice, reports and recommendations to internal senior and Executive management and the Board of Directors
  • Develop and submit financial statements and other financial reports to ensure compliance with funding and statutory requirements
  • Ensure delivery of effective financial operations within TAIHS
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
  • Develop and utilise predictive models and financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and operational / business plans
  • Prepare reports that provide performance monitoring against strategic and operational plans and KPI’s for the business
  • Ensure effective oversight of properties, infrastructure that includes plant, vehicles and equipment
  • Ensure compliance with Funding requirements, ATO, ORIC and other statutory requirements
  • Communication plan developed in accordance with the strategic and operational plan   

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications, experience & licenses for the role will consist of:

  • Mandatory professional tertiary qualification – Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Proven ability to communicate sensitively and effectively in a culturally appropriate manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations
  • At least five years’ experience at a senior level, preferably in a not-for-profit organisation with a budget of at least $10 million
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
  • Significant experience in, or knowledge of not-for-profit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting
  • Working knowledge and understanding of auditing processes
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated ability leading, coaching, and mentoring whilst working as part of a team to achieve business outcomes and develop strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Be a confident self-starter who focuses on professional and personal development
  • Demonstrate a high level of verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to pass a National Police Check – no Serious/Criminal/Court Record 
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld) 
  • Ability to obtain LCS2 Application for a Child Safety and Personal History Screening 
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) (or AHPRA registration if required)

COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this Position to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19

Application Instructions

  • Please visit the TAIHS Careers Page for more information and Position Description at

  • You must submit the below documentation;
    • CV/Resume
    • Cover letter no more than 2 pages detailing how you will acheive success in the position 
    • Proof of qualifications and current registration (as appropriate) will be required prior to commencement of employment

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 6 August 2022

Phone:  (07) 4431 1445


The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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