ID: 154378

Board Treasurer/Finance Manager/Director (CPA) (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Justice Organisation)

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Camberwell VIC, Banyule VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, Queensland QLD, Collingwood VIC

About this opportunity

Are you passionate about social justice and community service? Do you have an appetite to assist vulnerable people? Are you empowered by charities, and not-for-profit organisations?

Do you have the drive to support others with your talent, experience and knowledge? If you hold these characteristics, we encourage you to join us at Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia.

We are a registered a registered PBI DGR charity organisation with ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission). We are looking for experienced people to join our team of pro-bono professionals who are dedicated and passionate about making a difference! We have several opportunities available for individuals like you to help make an impactful difference in people’s lives!

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia is a registered Charity and Not-for-Profit Community Justice and Social Support Services, Volunteer-led Organisation throughout Australia.

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia is the only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual or other gender and sexual diversities (LGBTIQA+), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Diversity and Inclusion focused organisation which delivers a dual-accredited Not-for-Profit Community Justice Program operating across Australia.

DCSS Australia delivers this program in close partnership with the Victorian Department of Justice - Fines Victoria (WDP Team) and the NSW Revenue Office - Legal Aid (WDO Team), City of Melbourne, as well as many of our other Community Partners.

We were in 2014, Incorporated in 2016, Registered Charity Fundraiser in 2018, Registered Charity in 2019.

Our Values: Trust - Respect - Integrity - Belief - Equality (T.R.I.B.E.)

To find out more about the various opportunities we have available please visit our Seek for Volunteers page:

Please also visit our website for further information and feel free to get in touch with our friendly People & Culture Team via emailing

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and working together to make Australia a better place.

Please feel free to share this notice with your networks.

Yours faithfully, DCSS Australia Inc.

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Tasks and duties

  • Examine the income and expenditure of the individual or organisation.
  • Create and maintain budgets.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Create accounting policies in consultation with senior stakeholders and in alignment with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports that articulate business compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Undertake audits, conduct financial investigations and manage insolvency.
  • Provide advice about business plans, structures and accounting systems.
  • Establishing bank accounts, funds and trusts.
  • Manage cash flow.
  • Manage investment projects.
  • Oversee Grant Applications and Administrations.

Accountants may work in the public sector, for large or small organisations, or for individual clients. A Bachelor degree or higher is usually required to become an Accountant. Additional certification may also be needed. Accounting is generally suited to people who are good with numbers and those who are highly organised. Because Accountants have to deal with a wide range of people, it is also important to be able to connect with others and be able to communicate clearly.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
4. Great communication and listening skills;
5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

10 hours per fortnight (Negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Research, Policy & Analysis

Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.