Join the Team – Accounts Coordinator



City on a Hill is a dynamic, culturally-connected, spirit-saturated, Gospel-focussed, church planting church who's mission is to know Jesus and make Jesus known. Though City on a Hill is only six years old, under God, it has experienced phenomenal Gospel-growth, with a community of over 1,000 regularly meeting over four congregations at two sites (Melbourne and Geelong) with a third site to launch (West) in April 2014.

With City on a Hill's recent transition from a single site, to a multi-site network of locations, City on a Hill is seeking to further strengthen its operational team by appointing an Accounts Coordinator.


The Role

The Accounts Coordinator, reporting to the Executive Pastor (Operations), will be responsible for all week-to-week accounting and financial activities of City on a Hill. Initially, the role holds responsibility for City on a Hill – Melbourne (currently comprising over 90% of financial activities) in addition to the movement-level (central services) core of the organisation, plus coordination for the Geelong site. In time, it is anticipated that the role will focus solely on Movement-level accounts. The Accounts Coordinator must be committed to the mission and vision of City on a Hill and seek to serve this vision by providing timely, trust-worthy, reporting underpinned by sound accounting practices.

The Accounts Coordinator role is a 2 or 3 day per week engagement, depending on the skills and capabilities of the applicant, sited primarily within the offices of City on a Hill (close to the CBD, Melbourne), though with flexible working options available. The Accounts Coordinator will oversee book-keeping activities as part of their role (most likely via out-sourcing these). The role could be voluntary or paid depending on the circumstances of the applicant, however, reliable week-to-week activities are required.

With successful performance the role could develop, over time, towards the strategic oversight of the entire financial portfolio of City on a Hill.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Oversight of the invoicing, payment, and reconciliation system;
  2. Performing bookkeeping duties (allocating income and expenditure to appropriate budget areas), or, oversight of an in-house or external bookkeeper;
  3. Oversight of the authorisation of expenditure activities of City on a Hill Budget Directors;
  4. Preparation and delivery of monthly and quarterly financials (P&L, BS, and budget comparisons);
  5. Preparation and delivery of monthly giving analysis;
  6. Preparation and delivery of annual accounts for reporting and audit in compliance with  accounting standards;
  7. Maintenance of cash flow forecasts;
  8. Adherence to all City on a Hill financial policies and identification of areas for continuous improvement;
  9. Providing support to the Executive Pastor (Operations) during budget preparation and any other financial analysis as required.


Experience, Background & Skills

  1. A demonstrated love for Jesus, His gospel, and His mission;
  2. A track record of timely, trust-worthy financial reporting experience for a minimum $1 million turn-over organisation;
  3. Skills and experience with budget formulation and coordination at a comparable scale to City on a Hill;
  4. Up to date knowledge of Australian accounting standards and requirements;
  5. Strong numerical and systems thinking skills;
  6. Excellence in team-work and inter-personal communication;
  7. Relevant qualifications to this role (e.g. B.Acc, CPA).

Note, City on a Hill uses Xero accounting software. Experience with Xero is desirable, but not mandatory.

Applications have now closed.

Author: City on a Hill
Published: 20 Feb 2014

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