Finance & Operations Manager - Initial 18 Month Contract

  • Join a certified Great Place to Work company
  • Full time with potential to be part time (4 days/wk) 
  • Hands-on role with leading edge NFP

About us

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 and is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of Australia’s built environment into one that is healthy, liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable. We work with industry and government to encourage policies and programs that support our mission. We also educate thousands of people each year on how to design and deliver sustainable outcomes for Australia’s buildings and communities. 

We employ over 60 staff, and our national office is based in the 6 Star Green Star rated Barangaroo precinct in Sydney; but our flexible team works across Australia. Since 2019 we have been certified as a Great Place to Work. For further insight from past and current employees on GBCA’s working environment, head to Glassdoor and SEEK company reviews. 

For more information on how the GBCA is transforming the built environment, please refer to our website here

Your new opportunity

Reporting to the COO, this role will see you leading a small team. You will manage day-to-day finance functions, monitor and provide financial reporting, and oversee the annual audit process. In addition, you will manage office operations and facilities, improving operational business processes and implementing initiatives to enhance efficiency where necessary.   

You will cultivate collaborative relationships with business teams and suppliers, and ensure the provision of IT services via our outsourced provider, meet the needs of staff. 

Multi-tasking, managing competing priorities and solving problems are a daily occurrence as you provide an exceptional level of service to the business.  This is a hands-on role requiring a “can-do” attitude.

This full-time role based in our Sydney office has the potential to be 4 days/week for the right candidate, and offers a degree of hybrid work flexibility.  Whilst initially the role is an 18-month contract, there is the potential for the role to become permanent. 

Your new responsibilities

  • Controlling the organisation’s finance operations to ensure effective financial reporting and control of funds.
  • Providing regular reports, analysis and recommendations to Senior Management on financial and operating data and budget variances.
  • Management of payroll processes and preparation of statutory returns including BAS and FBT.
  • Managing the day to day running of office operations and facilities, recommending and implementing improvements, and ensuring issues are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Working with the outsourced IT provider to ensure the IT needs of staff are met, and where necessary dealing with adhoc IT issues.
  • Leading, mentoring and coordinating a small team.
  • Partnering with business teams and senior leadership to understand how the Finance and Operations function can best supports the business and provide a high level of internal customer service.

Your skills and experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Strong accounting skills
  • Savvy with technology and comfortable in dealing with minor IT issues
  • Demonstrated experience in managing office operations
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills 
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Microsoft Business Central is desirable
  • A strong sense of accountability and a commitment to delivering quality service


  • Tertiary qualifications in a finance discipline 
  • Chartered qualifications would be well regarded but not essential.


  • Up to an additional 5 days paid leave (Contribution Leave) each year 
  • Employee Discount Program (Rewards Gateway) 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Health and wellbeing program including boot camp, pilates, yoga and mindfulness  

How to apply

Please apply through SEEK including a covering letter and resume.

Closing date for applications: COB 5.00pm on Friday, 3 February 2023
For a copy of the position description please contact Alicia Keenan on Ph: 02 8239 6200.

We aim to create a diverse work environment where employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and religion are valued.