Assistant Accountant

  • Not for profit sector
  • Part-time (21 hours per week) over 5 days (Monday to Friday)
  • Close to Central station
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a non-profit organisation that unlocks the potential of research to make a real-world impact. We help governments and other organisations access and use research to help them solve policy challenges, develop programs and deliver services in health and social care.
We forge connections between decision makers and researchers and we develop research infrastructure such as large-scale studies that produce evidence that is important to decision making. Our work creates foundations that help our partners build better systems for health and wellbeing.

About the role

This position is a “full-function” accounting role responsible for the creation of all accounting entries into our financial systems in compliance with our policies and with Accounting Standards; all monthly balance sheet account reconciliations; processing payroll for monthly and fortnightly employees; and assisting the business with understanding of financial requirements relating to their operations. The Assistant Accountant is also heavily involved in the ongoing setup and testing of processes relating to a new Financial Control and reporting system. The position reports to the Financial Controller and is part of a small Finance team providing financial advice and support to the business.

About you

You are passionate about your work and understand the importance of having a strong stakeholder focus, both internal and external. You have excellent attention to detail and understand financials beyond numbers. You are a team player with a can do attitude and ability to meet deadlines.

Experience required

  • Intermediate to Advanced Dynamics GP and FRx reports an advantage Professional qualifications (CPA/CA) required (or near completion) Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills, basic to intermediate Word skills
  • Experience in processing monthly and fortnightly payroll
  • Experience in preparation of BAS and other ATO and ASIC reports
  • Experience in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and processes
  • Experience in preparation of month-end journals and reconciliations
  • High level of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • High level of initiative and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and also work as part of a team
  • Service delivery orientation

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading CS-FIN-16.

Applications without cover letters addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close Monday 25 July 2016.

System and Data Manager, The 45 and Up Study

  • Use your talents in data management
  • Full time position (can consider 4 days)
  • Attractive location (close to Central station)

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a non-profit organisation that unlocks the potential of research to make a real-world impact. We help governments and other organisations access and use research to help them solve policy challenges, develop programs and deliver services in health and social care.

The 45 and Up Study is Australia’s largest longitudinal study of ageing, involving over quarter of a million adults in NSW.

About the System and Data Manager Position

The position is responsible for creating and enhancing the Institute’s data management systems to enable the 45 and Up Study data to be collected, managed and provided to researchers in a timely, efficient and secure manner. You will bring core expertise across system development and data management including data security, data storage, data coding and producing data dictionaries.

About you

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant, equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and managing database systems
  • Demonstrated experience in quality control, data checking and cleaning of large scale datasets, including data manipulation and extraction
  • Demonstrated experience in SAS for both data management and data analysis
  • Excellent service orientation and stakeholder engagement across all levels

About the benefits

  • Professional & friendly environment
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria in the position description to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au referencing the following in the subject heading; SDM-45-JUL 16.

If you require additional information please send an email to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au.

Applications close Monday 25 July 2016.