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  • Permanent Part-time – 0.6FTE (22.5 hours per week)
  •  $41.43 per hour
  • Not-For-Profit salary packaging options available 
  • Melbourne – Brunswick East (flexible hybrid working arrangements available)
  • Job Posted on: 12 March 2024
  • Applications Close: 31 March 2024

About CERES Finance

The CERES ecosystem of activities provides a unique, dynamic, and rewarding operating environment for the Finance Team. As the conduit through which all CERES financial activity flows, the Finance Team has access and visibility of all parts that make the whole. 

The team is responsible for developing critical analytical and navigational tools and monitoring and sharing business intelligence, which assists with business improvement and enables the organisation to fulfill our mission. Enterprise managers, directors, the CEO, and Board members work collaboratively on enterprise-specific operations and whole-of-organization strategy.


Managing the day-to-day operations of the CERES finance function –  ensuring the timely and accurate processing of all finance-related transactions for all of CERES’ different areas.

The Finance Manager will provide stakeholders with clear financial information to assist in achieving the enterprise’s financial goals.

Does this sound like you?

This role requires:

  • Financial management experience, including bookkeeping & reporting.
  • Experience working collaboratively and building positive and productive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving ability.

What’s desirable:

  • Experience in a medium to large not-for-profit/charitable organisation.
  • A broad understanding of social enterprise.

Working at CERES is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work contributes to making the world a better place and working with others who feel the same. 

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Collaborative, values-centered and highly supportive team environment
  • Access to all CERES’ unique environments, including the park, with strong links to the environment and community
  • Generous staff discounts across many CERES enterprises and products, including educational programs and café and grocery purchases.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter addressing the Person Specifications in the Position Description and resume as one document.

Please see the Position Description below.

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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