Established in 1997, Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) is the largest independent community foundation in Australia granting $6-8 million annually to a variety of charitable causes across the country. Our focus is to create an active community of engaged philanthropists so that the process of giving is made easy. Our mission is to develop and distribute philanthropic resources in response to real and significant social issues and community needs. We offer flexible and cost-effective access to philanthropy so that we can maximise the impact of giving within communities that need it the most. So, if you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others, ACF could be for you.

Current vacancies

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join our team.

Reporting to the CFO, this role is responsible for ensuring the appropriate financial management and operation of all funds as well as meeting our compliance and legislative obligations. Key responsibilities include:

  • Regular financial analysis and reporting including management accounts;
  • Financial planning, forecasting and budgeting;
  • Investment accounting and related processes;
  • Liaising with external auditors and maintaining appropriate internal control frameworks; and
  • Other financial processes including accounts payable and receivable, grant payments, payroll and bank reconciliation, etc.

The successful candidate will come with a tertiary qualification in accounting, finance or commerce with a CA/CPA or equivalent accreditation. Experience working within the not-for-profit or philanthropic sector will be a distinct advantage. A strong understanding of relevant financial obligations, regulations and legislation will be essential along with the ability to develop good relationships and work effectively within a team environment. The successful candidate will need to work to tight time frames whilst managing multiple tasks and competing priorities so good time management and organisational skills will be important.

This is a full-time role based at our office in East Melbourne. A full position description can be found here.

How to apply for this role

Applications close on 22 November 2019. Please forward your application to
For any enquiries regarding the position, please contact the CFO, Daniel Brugaletta, at or (03) 9412 0412.

We’re committed to building a team – and a culture – centred around diversity, inclusion and fairness.