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Project Accountant

  • Permanent part-time - 27 hrs per week, with the potential for more as the business grows
  • Option to schedule work around school hours
  • Melbourne-based with the ability to work remotely - must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job
  • $75000, $85,000 per annum (FTE) based on experience +10% Superannuation

About The Role

Part of a small, collaborative team committed to continuous improvement, the Project Accountant is a newly created hands-on role and will be responsible for providing accurate and timely financial analysis and reporting of activities, and driving optimisation of systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with EQI’s external Accountants to ensure accuracy of financial reports and transactional costing allocations
  • Analyse financials and liaise with budget holders to report on budget variances
  • Track profitability of projects against budget (including staff time allocation)
  • Assist in responding to tenders and in preparing project budgets, pricing and cost estimates
  • Prepare financial grant acquittals to support the progress of grant funded initiatives
  • Assist with developing and effectively implementing appropriate internal control policies and procedures, monitoring and reporting of risks
  • Assist in the preparation of cashflow forecasts and operational budget
  • Assist the Director with any internal and external audits, including liaising with the auditors and providing them with the required documentation.
  • Maintain contracts compliance and risk registers

Key Selection Criteria


  • Proven experience (4-6 years) in a financial role within a client/project-based environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business or a related discipline
  • Advanced MS Excel and MS Office skills
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge – standards, principals, practice, reporting and compliance
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and project management skills
  • Experience in grant reporting and/or project acquittals
  • Experience developing and monitoring program budgets
  • Excellent attention to detail with high level of accuracy


  • Experience in Non-Profit or Social Enterprises
  • Experience and knowledge on gender equality, preventing violence against women and/or other social justice issues
  • Knowledge in accounting software (Xero) and project management system such as Asana

How to Apply

Please send your most recent CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, your skills and experience to by COB Monday 8th November 2021. Please refer to the Position Description for additional information.

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