First listed on: 28 June 2022

 Chief Finance Officer


  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)

About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 

Founded in 2001, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. 

We are a value-driven organisation that strives to be part of a change movement that supports people seeking asylum by providing critical services such as assistance with accommodation, food provisions, casework and legal services. 

The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters who embrace the organisation’s vision that people seeking asylum can live safely, sustainably, independently and equally.

Our Values 

The human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees are at the foundation of all we do and the workforce makes it happen, doing the work to bring the vision and purpose to life. 

Our organisational values are:
  • Welcoming
  • Authentic
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative 

About The Role 

The ASRC is seeking an experienced Chief Finance Officer who will be responsible for the financial management of the organisation. An individual who has a strong strategic focus, has the ability to make insightful advisory decisions and lead a small team of talented individuals.

The role is principally responsible for oversight of the finance function and providing financial leadership across the organisation. Leading, mentoring and coaching a small team, the role is an integral member of the leadership team providing strategic financial advice whilst also remaining ‘hands on' and across the detail. 

About You

The Chief Finance Officer will bring to the position high level knowledge of and experience in financial control as well as demonstrated strategic focus with the ability to lead Not-for-profit functions. The successful candidate will have extensive skills and experience in the following:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of IFRS with experience working with accounting standards
  • Ability to make insightful advisory decisions utilising informed analysis and strategic awareness
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to communicate complex financial information to a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to innovate and adapt to a changing strategic landscape 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including strong cross-cultural communication skills 
  • Extensive leadership experience in building, managing and working within effective teams 
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining a high level of risk management practice 
  • MYOB Advanced
Lived experience of seeking asylum in Australia is highly desirable. Knowledge of policy and issues impacting on people seeking asylum in Australia as well as previous experience working within a not-for-profit environment, would also be advantageous.

Employee Benefits   

Joining the ASRC means being a part of the largest human rights organisation in Australia, supporting refugees and people seeking asylum. We recognise and appreciate our incredible staff for their contribution, dedication and passion to support and empower people seeking asylum by providing the following conditions above the relevant modern award:
  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
    • Paid Pandemic Leave
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave
  • Free onsite car and bicycle parking
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Entertainment Packaging (up to $2,650 per year tax free)
  • Discounts via HR systems provider at grocery and retail outlets
  • Close proximity to public transport (100 metres from Footscray station and buses)
Position Description

Please find the Position Description here to address the Selection Criteria:  

Application Process

Only applications that include a CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, will be considered.

Applications close 11:59pm Wednesday 6th July   

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check, proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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