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Manager Finance and Administration

Are you dynamic, results-oriented and looking for a new challenge to take your career to the next level?

The Law Society of Western Australia, the peak membership body for the legal profession in Western Australia, is seeking an experienced and professional Finance Manager to join our Corporate Services team.

Reporting directly to the General Manager Corporate Services (GMCS), you will be responsible for managing the Finance and Administration team in the delivery of the related services.

This diverse role requires you to be a highly organised and tech-savvy accountant with excellent communication skills and a strong attention to detail. As this role includes the responsibility of staff management strong interpersonal skills and management experience will serve you well.

As the Manager Finance and Administration, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversight of the Financial Reporting and Accounting Functions of the Society and related entities
  • Management of the Year-End Financial Reporting and Audit requirements, ensuring that Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with all applicable accounting standards and relevant legislation
  • Supervision and oversight of the Administration and Accounts function of the Society and related entities
  • Management of strategic reporting including monthly management reports, budgets, forecasts, as well as providing ad-hoc analysis
  • Acting as the CFO and Secretary to the Legal Contributions Trust
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal stakeholders for Finance, Accounting and Administration matters
  • Management and oversight of the Payroll and HR functions
  • Assisting the GMCS to ensure that the services provided by the Corporate Services Support team are meeting the requirements of the organisation and the Society’s customers
  • Seeking continual process improvement and troubleshoot if necessary, to ensure corrective measures are determined and applied to achieve growth and success

The successful applicant should have the following attributes/experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Commerce with a major in Accounting or Finance
  • CA/CPA qualified and looking to take the next step into a broader position
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills (Desirable)

What We Offer

You will enjoy being part of a professional Corporate Services team within an organisation where expertise and experience is openly shared and continuous improvement toward best practice is encouraged and supported. This is a newly created role and is supported by a talented and experienced team.

A five year contract including an attractive remuneration package (Circa $100k) plus benefits is offered which will be aligned to the role, your qualifications and your experience.

To apply please send a resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to or to have a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact the General Manager Corporate Services, Mr Vernon Thompson on (08) 9324 8645. Click here to read the detailed Position Description.

Please submit your resume and covering letter by 4.00pm WST on Wednesday, 28 January 2019.

The Law Society of Western Australia is an equal opportunity employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Please note: previous applicants need not apply