Finance and Administration Officer

Job No: 126019
Location: Cairns

  • Are you an experienced finance/administration professional, looking to use your skills to make a real difference?
  • Join a supportive team of professionals who are passionate about ending domestic and family violence in the community
  • Attractive hourly rate circa $31.48 - $34.69 plus super, salary sacrificing & career development opportunities!

About the Organisation

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to using its specialist knowledge and skills to prevent domestic and family violence in the community, and to empower those affected by it. Working from a gendered analysis that recognises women and children as bearing the brunt of this violence, they support clients to live life free from the impact and threat of violence in their lives, by providing space and validation of their experiences through a platform of safety and empowerment.

Established in 1987, CRDVS has grown from a small team of volunteers to become one of the first four Regional Domestic Violence Services to receive funding from the Queensland government in 1992. Led by a Board and with 25 staff, the organisation provides a free, confidential and highly professional service for family members who are currently or who have experienced domestic and family violence.

The service is staffed by a close-knit team of qualified professionals with experience in adult and child counselling, court support and training. Their vision is clear, and at the heart of everything they do:

"Making a difference – bringing domestic and family violence to an end"

About the Opportunity

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service (CRDVS) has a rewarding opportunity for a Finance and Administration Officer to join their team in Cairns, QLD on a flexible part-time basis (30 hours/fortnight). This role is being offered on a 2 year fixed term contract, with extension likely, subject to further funding.

Reporting to the Finance and Business Manager, you will be ensuring the efficient operation of a range of business and administrative functions, including the preparation of scheduled financial reports, maintaining office supplies, accurate data entry and record keeping.

Your other duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Processing payroll, including entitlements, salary sacrifice, group tax and superannuation;
  • Working with the Finance and Business Manager to prepare monthly, quarterly and end of year financial reports;
  • Assisting with petty cash and client support disbursements;
  • Maintaining and purchasing general office supplies; and
  • Updating the CRDVS compliance register, reporting any non-compliance to the Finance and Business Manager.

About You

To be successful, you will need demonstrated experience in a similar finance or administration related role, and ideally hold a qualification in a related field, although this is not essential.

Well developed interpersonal and communication skills will be key to your success, allowing you to work effectively in collaboration with the wider CRDVS team. 

You will need strong organisational skills, and be proficient in a range of computer software, including the Microsoft Office Suite, MYOB, and basic email and internet applications.

Finally, you will be genuinely passionate about the services that CRDVS provides, committed to supporting an organisation that both empowers women and children, who bear the brunt of domestic violence, and actively works to address and reduce violence in Cairns and surrounding communities.

Please note: You will need a current driver's licence, and hold (or be willing and eligible to obtain) a Working With Children Card, and a formal Police criminal history check.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a challenging yet meaningful and personally satisfying role, this is it. CRDVS offers a supportive and flexible workplace, with a team of professionals that is passionately devoted to ending domestic violence in the Tablelands community.

The organisation is proud of its close-knit team culture and low staff turnover, indicative of not just how personally rewarding their work is, but also the high level of support that staff enjoy.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $31.48 - $34.69 per hour plus super, annual leave loading, and the opportunity to increase the value of your take-home pay with salary sacrifice options.

On top of a comprehensive induction to the organisation's services and management, employees are encouraged to continue their professional development, with training, conferences and other career advancement opportunities available. You will also receive regular in-house and external professional supervision.

Bring your finance and administration skills to an organisation that empowers women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Make a genuine difference - Apply Now.


People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, as well as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

CRDVS are a child safe organisation and all children who come into contact with their services will be provided with a welcoming and safe service.

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