Recent News

NDIS - Finding and Keeping a Job & SLES

WCIG has been supporting individuals with a disability to find employment fo... More

WCNjobs expands - new contracts means new opportunities

In October 2017 Working Communities Network applied to expand the number of ... More

How SEE Helped Jayden Find his Spark

Jayden spent a year in the SEE Youth class, starting in February 2017. He wa... More

Financial Controller

About WCIG

Westgate Community Initiatives Group Inc. (WCIG) is a community-based not for profit organisation, committed to making practical responses to unemployment in the western region of Melbourne and Geelong. WCIG’s Mission Statement is “Creating Partnerships for Employment”. We work in partnership with the community, service users and government.


The Role

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Financial Controller provides overall leadership and direction to the organisation’s Finance team. The Finance team consists of 3 members: an Accountant, an Assistant Accountant and a Payroll/Accounts Officer. Your hands on approach will assist us, as we currently implement new procedures to streamline our processes and improve efficiency.

You will be a driven CA/CPA qualified Accountant with a strong financial accounting background. Your prior experience in a similar role assist you in leading the Finance team to perform at the highest standard. You will ensure the team complies and adheres to internal policies and procedures and financial governance requirements, while also ensuring political, economic, environmental, technological and social factors are accounted for.

Your excellent communication skills will see you building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and representing the Finance team in meetings. Your leadership skills will see you developing and strengthening the team to retain talent. Your exceptional attention to detail and problem solving skills will ensure you succeed in this position.

Some of the Financial Controller’s key duties include:

  • Providing financial advice and support to the CEO to assist in operational decision making
  • Support staff across the organisation
  • Presenting at Board meetings to provide financial insights and analysis on business performance
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of financial systems and software to enhance business operations and strategies
  • Preparing financial reports, budgets and forecasting
  • Overseeing external audits


What's on offer:

  • 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 you would like to be part of our team 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. This listing will be removed when the position has been filled.


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.