Assistant Accountant

City on a Hill Central

Applications closed Friday 25th March 2022


City on a Hill began with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God.

Since our inception in Melbourne in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God's grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of 'knowing Jesus and making Jesus known'. City on a Hill now meets across five locations in three cities.

While our story is characterised by constant change and growth, we have maintained an enduring commitment to Christ and his call on our lives in this generation. We are committed to raising up gospel hearted leaders, to build healthy churches, which will reach and serve cities with the gospel of Jesus.


City on a Hill is seeking an Assistant Accountant on a 12-month contract to assist with the financial record keeping and reporting across the movement of churches. The Assistant Accountant is vital in supporting the unity, health, and growth of the movement, responsible for recording and reconciling transactions across all churches and ministries, and will be a key contact for staff answering process and transactional queries.

Depending on the applicant, the Assistant accountant is a paid role of 2 or 3 days per week, with flexible working arrangements. The role may be based in any one of our City on a Hill locations and will report directly to the Financial Controller based in Melbourne.

This role contains a balanced mix of processing and technical responsibilities. The finance team has adopted efficient programs and processes to minimise data entry processing where possible. Applicants should expect that if successful, they will contribute to both basic processing responsibilities and higher-level assistant accountant duties such as balance sheet reconciliations and monthly journal processing


  1. Ensuring bank accounts are reconciled;
  2. Preparation of monthly payroll for all entities (Salary Packaging to be organised by Financial Controller);
  3. Reconciliation of Balance Sheet;
  4. Monthly journaling of prepayments and accruals;
  5. Assist with the maintenance of fixed asset registers;
  6. Monthly recharges between City on a Hill entities;
  7. Assist cardholders with the reconciliation of their corporate expense and fringe benefit cards;
  8. Drafting of monthly Business Activity Statements; and
  9. Assist with the preparations of the organisation’s Annual Financial Statements and audit.


  1. A demonstrated love for Jesus and his people;
  2. Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of the church as a member of City on a Hill;
  3. A working knowledge of basic accounting theory/processes;
  4. Either a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a similar role or studying towards a bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business (Accounting major);
  5. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team;
  6. Strong numerical, analytical, logic and systems thinking skills;
  7. Ability to cope well with organisational change and contribute to the ongoing development of accounting systems and processes;
  8. Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate, manage time, and prioritize duties and responsibilities; and
  9. Able to maintain trust and confidentiality when handling sensitive information.


All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Victorian Working with Children Check, a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude you from the role, and uphold the standards outlined in the Anglican Church of Australia Faithfulness in Service code of personal behaviour for church workers.

Applications closed Friday 25th March 2022