Published July 6, 2024
Last Modified July 8, 2024
Job Type
Closing Date
August 2, 2024

Job Description

Join Windana: Where our mission is to help people rebuild their lives.

Windana invites you to be part of our Life-Changing mission, where your expertise will be the driving force behind transforming lives affected by alcohol and drug challenges, family violence, mental health concerns and social disadvantage.

  • Leading Not-For-Profit with exciting company merger & internal development opportunities.
  • Salary packaging options to enhance your take-home income.
  • Full Time, permanent opportunity with five (5) weeks of Annual Leave.

Why Windana?

We are a leading Victorian-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation. In November 2023, Windana & Taskforce merged into a single organisation - positioning us strongly for the future, extending our reach to more people with more services. With a combined history spanning almost 50 years, Windana is committed to making a positive impact.

And this is where you come in!

Reporting directly to the CFO as a member of the broader Finance & IT team, the Manager Financial Operations provides financial leadership and direction within our Finance Operations. This role is pivotal to the financial success of the organisation and will make a direct contribution to shaping the growth and community impact of Windana.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity based at our Head Office in St Kilda.

The Manager Financial Operations brings a collaborative style and innovative thinking. The role is responsible for providing timely financial and management information and insights to the senior management and Board, managing banking facilities, and leading the delivery of the accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll functions. This position will lead the planning and interactions with external auditors, preparation of the annual financial statements and contribute to the strategic achievements and budgetary outcomes of Windana.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing a mixed-discipline finance team along with a good understanding of Community based, non-for-profit organisations.

With respect to all Financial Operations, this role will have an oversight of:

General Operations

  • Preparation of financial statement (monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Accurate reporting of revenue and
  • Collaborate closely with Senior Leadership and stakeholders in Finance, Payroll, IT, and People & Culture as well as external auditors

Quality Assurance:

  • Promote and monitor compliance with legislative, regulatory and industry code requirements within Finance and Payroll.
  • Ensure risk management strategies are implemented.


  • Oversee and manage fortnightly payroll process.
  • Provide guidance and professional advise payroll related queries.
  • Lead payroll projects as identified or deemed necessary.

Budgeting & Cost Control

  • Prepare annual budget and related forecasts.
  • Manage financial performance within budgets.
  • Cash forecasting and revenue reporting.
  • Work with Asset, Property and Maintenance Management on reporting financial data.

General Administration

  • Oversee Salary Packaging.
  • Produce high quality report for Executive and Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience and successful track record in a comparable role, managing Finance and Payroll.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Finance and full membership of either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants ANZ.
  • Experience with AP&AR including vendor payments, reconciliation and collection.
  • Experience in managing end-to-end payroll functions.

The team

We're a dynamic bunch of individuals that value continuous improvement and collaboration. We support growth and foster an inclusive and diverse workplace with a strong commitment to gender equality, wellbeing and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

When can you start you ask? We are ready when you are.

A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates. We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6625628.

Applications close 02 August 2024