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Finance Process Excellence Manager

  • 499730
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy
  • Full time permanent

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice.  Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

This role would suit someone who is stepping towards becoming a Financial Controller

About the role:

Leading a large, dedicated and experienced team of 60 staff located within NSW & ACT with an overview of IT projects and Finance systems teams and development of appropriate structure and process flows aiming to achieve process excellence status

The key functions of the role would be:

  • Leadership of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Billing, Client Administration team
  • Program leadership of Finance Shared services initiated projects and leading on other Service Stream and IT projects
  • Developing appropriate structure and process flows for the AP, AR, CAT and teams that are in line with best practices
  • Looking for efficiencies and improvements in productivity
  • Improvements in controls and in fraud prevention.
  • Guidance and collaboration with Finance system team to ensure optimum system outcomes
  • Taking the co-lead, in developing our rising talent, coaching and guiding the team for success and improving staff engagement and work culture.

Qualifications & experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications to bachelor's degree in business, finance or accounting with recognised CPA or CA bodies
  • At least 6 years experience in a senior leadership role, preferably within a large, complex human services sector

About you:

  • Demonstrated ability to break down complex issues and identify solutions to meet strategic and operational needs
  • Ability to apply extensive rigour and critical thinking to achieve optimum excellence results
  • Capable of leading through influence across, up and down our organisation
  • Ability to coach and develop our finance professionals, inspiring the team's best work, driving their focus to support and achieve Uniting's strategic initiatives
  • Strong experience aligning technology and best practice finance processes within a large, complex organisation
  • A passion for process and project excellence

Nice to haves:

  • Process improvement training experience - Kaizen or Lean 6 sigma
  • Project Management training - Prince

Above all you will be an approachable yet resilient Manager with unique ability to promote a unified approach, encouraging open and consistent communication, instilling team spirit and sense of respect that is important for overall job satisfaction and productivity

To review a copy of the position in detail, please click on the link below to access the PD

 PD Finance Process Excellence Manager - Final.docx

At Uniting, we offer an amazing culture, exceptional benefits and we work hard to achieve our main goals always keeping in mind our values and ethics.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

  • You will be joining an innovative, agile, supportive team
  • Have access to superb Not-for-Profit benefits - an extra $16k tax free+++
  • An EVP that is well developed, accessible, and created to assist and support you
  • We truly promote from within - career progression actively encouraged
  • Ideas and solutions are key and always welcome - we listen!

For a confidential discussion about the role and salary range please don't hesitate to contact Louise Massie on 0422 154 242 or via email at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt - please send your CV and a cover note detailing WHY this role appeals to you.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Uniting actively contributes to a safe and supportive working environment that is inclusive of all staff through celebrating their nationality, cultural background, LGBTI status, abilities, gender, age, and uniqueness.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.


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