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Assistant Accountant

  • Competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Excellent opportunity to develop your skills and grow within the company
  • Work for a well-known not for profit with our own EBA


Westgate Community Initiatives Group Inc. (WCIG) is a community based not for profit, incorporated association committed to making practical responses to unemployment in the western region of Melbourne. We are looking for an Assistant Accountant to work on a full-time basis at our head office in Footscray.


About You:

You will have completed or are due to complete your CA/CPA qualification. Your willingness to learn and develop your accounting skills and knowledge will ensure you succeed in this position. You will be experienced in using Accounting software packages (preferably SAGE (Accpac)) and have advanced knowledge of Excel. Your ability to work in a high pressure environment will assist you in processing a high volume of purchase orders and invoices in a timely manner. Your previous experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.


Key Duties:

  • Managing end to end Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions
  • Supporting the Accountant with BAS, FBT, payroll tax and month end/year end reconciliations
  • Assisting in the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, and reporting on budget variances
  • Processing reconciliations: bank, general ledger account, credit card
  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial reports
  • Ensuring the finance filing system is accurate and up to date


What’s on offer:

  • Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with industry leading salary levels that increase by 2.5% each year for the life of the agreement
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working hours for work-life balance
  • Option of purchasing additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Emphasis on staff training and professional development


If this sounds like you, please send a copy of both your resume and cover letter through SEEK. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Wong – HR Coordinator on 03 9689 3437. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we regret only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 


WCIG does not accept unsolicited applications or phone calls from recruitment agencies. 


WCIG is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and supports the creation of working conditions to ensure that all employees have an equal chance to seek and obtain employment, promotion and training. WCIG encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders and/or those with a disability.  Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or people who have the right to work in Australia may apply.

Our organisation is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we carry out working with children, police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the appropriately qualified and experienced people.