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Finance Manager

Job No: 89974
Location: Winton, QLD

  • Highly autonomous role managing finance, banking, budgeting, business planning and reporting
  • Join a unique not-for-profit organisation based in the historic town of Winton
  • Attractive remuneration package negotiable with experience
  • Relocation assistance available

About the Organisation

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in western Queensland is an exciting, high profile natural history museum project at the forefront of Australia’s most significant dinosaur discoveries. The Museum is a not-for-profit science and education-focused attraction located in a beautiful wilderness setting near Winton (named The Jump-Up) and actively encourages visitors to become involved in its work.  It houses the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world and operates the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Museum consists of three development areas on The Jump-Up: Stage 1 - a Laboratory with a visitor waiting room and display area opened in 2009, Stage 2 - a Reception Centre with exhibition space (the Collection Room), shop and café opened in April 2012 and Phase 1 of Stage 3 - Dinosaur Canyon which opened in April 2017. Phase 2 and Phase 3 of Stage 3 will follow on over the next six years. These final phases will culminate in the construction of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History, a multi-million dollar project designed to become Australia’s premier natural history museum. The Museum is already well on its way to achieving this with Australian Age of Dinosaurs taking out the GOLD AWARD for Queensland’s Best Major Tourist Attraction in November 2016.

About life in Winton

Winton is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia, 177 kilometres north-west of Longreach. The main industries of the area have traditionally involved sheep and cattle raising and more recently tourism.  With a rich history as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and QANTAS and links to the Great Shearers' Strike of 1891, Winton is just as well known today for something far more ancient...Dinosaurs!

Situated on the Great Artesian Basin, the water supply bursts to the surface at 83C degrees and is then channelled through cooling ponds before being distributed to the town.  The region is also home to diverse natural history and spectacular landscapes: rolling Mitchell Grass Downs suddenly interrupted by mesa formations, starkly beautiful red earth and spinifex country, and Channel Country with undulating plains as far as the eye can see. 

As a community, Winton includes all of the modern amenities one would expect including public and private school options, retail shops, and a number of different sporting facilities including a golf course and swimming pool as well as tennis, squash, cricket and football facilities. 

About the Opportunity

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum has a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Finance Manager to join their team based in Winton, QLD.

This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional looking for a role that will allow them to step in and manage the full range of financial functions within this thriving and unique not-for-profit organisation!

Working closely with the Business Development Manager and Operations Manager, you'll play an integral role in managing the Museum's finances, banking, budgeting, business planning and reporting.  Additionally, you'll have responsibility for managing payroll obligations and for ensuring risk management plans are developed and up-to-date.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Developing the annual operating budget in consultation with other managers and the Executive Chairman;
  • Reviewing monthly financial results with other managers;
  • Providing monthly reports to the Board on forecasts and results;
  • Ensuring all employees are set up correctly in the payroll system;
  • Processing payroll fortnightly via internet banking; and
  • Assisting in the development of an integrated front-of-house system at the Museum

If you're looking for a hands-on role where you can really make your mark in a challenging and varied environment - this is the role for you!

To be successful, you will have in-depth knowledge and experience using MYOB Account Right and MYOB Retail Manager as well as Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel.  Additionally, you'll have strong knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll processing. With a strong experience in, and knowledge of, budgeting, general ledger accounting/reconciliation, journal processing, P&L's, balance sheets and cash flow generation, you will be a true Accounting and Finance 'all-rounder'.  Demonstrated knowledge of financial management in a not-for-profit setting will be highly regarded.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum is looking for an emotionally intelligent, caring and enthusiastic Finance professional who can join their passionate and collaborative team that is responsible for delivering one of Australia's most unique educational experiences. You'll be highly organised with strong multi-tasking ability and the ability to manage competing priorities.

Importantly, you'll have outstanding interpersonal communication skills which will ensure your ability to work collaboratively with a range of people including fellow managers, support staff and volunteers. 

While not essential, candidates with tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Business Management will be viewed favourably.

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About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of Outback Queensland than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package ommensurate with experience and qualifications plus superannuationTo facilitate your move to this welcoming community, you'll also enjoy a relocation allowance. Up to one month’s initial housing in an onsite cottage is available (if needed) to give you time to find suitable accommodation in Winton.  

This is a rare opportunity to join a unique not-for-profit organisation that is internationally recognised and supportedYou'll be welcomed into the community of Winton and will have the opportunity to grow professionally within this historic Australian town.

Don't miss out on this exciting and rare opportunity! Use the questions below to tell us why you are the right person for this role - Apply Now!

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