Looking for an opportunity to utilise your administrative skills to help the plight of the world’s refugees?

  • One of the world’s leading humanitarian aid agencies
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Permanent part-time opportunity offering variety and autonomy
  • 5 weeks annual leave

Outline & Purpose of Role:

Australia for UNHCR is an international aid agency that raises funds from Australian donors to support the humanitarian operations of the UN Refugee Agency. Established in 2000 as part of a global fundraising network it has now raised more than $160 million from a broad network of individuals, community and corporate partners.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and organised Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Team. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role is responsible for the management of the financial accounts and providing support to accounts/administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Month end accounts processing, including preparation and posting of journals
  • Preparation of reconciliations, including bank, payroll, balance sheet and general ledger
  • General ledger maintenance and trial balance
  • Assisting with cashflow management
  • Assisting with year-end accounts preparation
  • Providing support to the Finance Manager & Finance Team
  • Ad-hoc administrative support and other project tasks as requested

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:


  • Minimum Qualification - Certificate IV in Accounting.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Strong MYOB experience, including payroll and accounts functions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to liaise with and engage stakeholders and third party suppliers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

View/download the full Assistant Accountant position description, for more information and a confidential discussion please call 02 9276 6807.

If you are eager to help the plight of the world’s refugees, please send your resume, together with a one page cover letter telling us why you’re the right person for this opportunity, to hr@unrefugees.org.au using the subject line: Assistant Accountant

Applications close 30th April 2017

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