This position is one of two key financial management positions, which together span Act for Peace’s financial strategy, budgeting, reporting, business planning, and associated risk and compliance functions.
The Accountant reports to the Finance Manager, and has particular responsibility for:
- Appropriate receipting and allocation of all revenue (including fundraised donations and institutional grant income)
- Accounts payable, to contractors, Australian product and service vendors, and international partners
- Project finance and accounting, enabling the appropriate budgeting, monitoring, and acquittal reporting for our significantly grant-funded programs portfolio, in line with industry and contractual compliance requirements. This responsibility also sees the role centrally involved in providing support to our Partnerships and Programs Department (PPD), including across budgeting, financial and management reporting, and other related activities.
About Act for Peace
Today, there are more refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people worldwide than at any time since records began. That’s more than 70 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and disaster.
It’s a terrible injustice. And one that we can, and must, overcome.
We believe all people are created equal, and we should love our neighbours as ourselves. Yet, right now, we’re living in a world of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Divisions are deepening, conflicts are escalating, and climate inaction is placing lives in peril.
It means every day, more of us around the world are forced from our homes by violent conflict and disaster.
For more than 70 years, Act for Peace has brought people together to respond to this injustice. Meeting urgent needs, advocating for change, and backing displaced people to reclaim control of their lives.
Founded by the Australian churches, we are a diverse collection of people united by a powerful conviction: to create a just and peaceful society, we must work together. It’s both the right thing to do, and the only thing that will work.
That’s why we work in solidarity with long-term local partners; and collaborate with local, regional, and global networks, academics, governments, and the UN; to ensure people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.
A world where everyone belongs.
To create, together, a world where people uprooted by conflict and disaster have a safe place to belong.
For more information about Act for Peace, including our principles and policies, please visit our website www.actforpeace.org.au
About the Business Services Department
Business Services is responsible for the efficient and effective operations and operational performance of Act for Peace, including development, delivery, evaluation and reporting of strategic and operational planning and policy development across the Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Property Management, Information Technology, Compliance, Governance, Reporting and Risk Management. The team works closely with other Departments and partners to enhance a culture of collaboration, creativity, and trustworthiness. We provide processes, tools, advice, and support to other Departments to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible and identify opportunities and implement solutions for continuous improvement.
Full details including selection criteria can be found in the information pack which can be found here.
Please include a cover letter which addresses the requirements and selection criteria.
Applicants with a background of forced displacement are encouraged to apply.
Act for Peace takes the prevention of fraud, sexual misconduct and harassment, and the protection of children seriously.
- Employment is conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Police Background check, as well as an equivalent police background check for any country in which the applicant has lived for more than 12 months during the last five years and for each country of citizenship. A working with children check may also be required.
- Copies of our policies can be found at www.actforpeace.org.au/our-policies