Junior Finance Assistant – Entry Level


Canberra, ACT

Be a part of a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing high quality client service and committed to maintaining trusted relationships with our service delivery partners and other stakeholders.

About us:

Community Services #1 (CS#1) is a not for profit, registered charity organisation, managing and delivering a range of services designed to meet community needs in the ACT and regional NSW (Murrumbidgee and Southern NSW). We seek out passionate and motivated people who are keen to join our agile, fun, responsive organisation, and who share our connection with community. Please see our website for our services and events: Community Services 1 – Canberra.

About the role:

The primary purpose of the Finance Intern role is to assist CS#1’s accounts payable function, and to respond to routine queries. The Finance Intern works under the guidance and direction of the Finance Coordinator undertaking routine accounts processing tasks.

SACS Level 2, per hour $32.21 plus Superannuation and excellent salary packaging.

Fixed Term Contract until November 2024 – 3 hours per day for 3 days per week (flexible).

Keys responsibilities will include:

  • Accurate data entry in various online and software platforms.
  • Quality customer service for routine account queries escalating non routine queries and debtor cases as needed.
  • Administer and monitor accounts inboxes and escalating all non-routine queries to the Finance Coordinator.
  • Maintain accurate information records, whilst adhering to ethical privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • Perform other duties as directed, commensurate with the skills and expectations of the role.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrated or equivalent Certificate II qualifications in relevant fields such as finance, accounting, or has similar work experience.
  • Understanding and ability to apply financial management policies.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and ensure data integrity through demonstrated attention to details and quality data entry.
  • Understand Government laws such as GST.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad range of clients and recognize when to action and when to refer queries.
  • Demonstrated administration skills and proficient computer literacy skills including some knowledge of financial management software applications.

Additional requirement

  • ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card

Your Benefits:

You will also have access to fantastic benefits, including:

  • Generous salary packaging arrangements that can provide up to $18,550 of your gross pay tax free – for a variety of eligible expense items
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online learning management system with access to thousands of courses on professional development, wellbeing, and compliance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Structured performance and 1 on 1 development check ins.
  • Access through our Healthy Me Healthy Us program to a suite of financial, physical, emotional, and mental well-being resources such as free flu vaccinations.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

You will be part of an excellent team that truly supports each other and is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of the vulnerable clients in our care and community.

If this sounds like you, apply now! We will be shortlisting and interviewing applicants as we receive applications, so visit the Careers page on our website to view the position description and submit your resume with a cover letter for consideration to cs1recruitment@communityservices1.org.

For further information about our recruitment process, contact Jolly (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4717.

At Community Services #1 we recognise that our people are multi-dimensional. We take a human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the organisation. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse, and we are set bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

Community Services #1 acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people as traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, work, live and play. We honour their continuous connection to country, water, sky, and communities.  We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander stories, traditions and living cultures and pay our respects to elders past and present.

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