About BDAC

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative provides a range of health, well being and family and community services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.  

The Position

The Program Management Accountant will provide analysis and reporting of all BDAC funding streams, programs and services. They will establish systems for managing contracts and funding streams.


They will support the organisational budgeting and forecasting activities. They will be responsible for improving internal business processes and support the collation of data for program delivery, improvement and/or assessment of program/service effectiveness.


This role will also take responsibility for adhoc special projects in areas of finance, business, information systems and processes, creating effective and efficient systems and analysis of areas under review.

What we are offering

  • Competitive Salary (commensurate on skills and experience)
  • Full time, Mon-Fri
  • 18 Month Contract - June 2023
  • Access to Salary Packaging

Key Responsibilities

• Lead and manage the delivery of financial management services to program management staff to ensure the provision of timely and accurate data and acquittal reporting
• Develop systems by which revenue funding can be managed effectively, with visibility and transparency
• Develop a system to collate and manage contract documents and Funding Agreements for funding streams, services and programs
• Manage all relevant information from external funding bodies
• Lead and manage the annual cycle of organisational and program budgets and forecasts
• Lead and manage the regular provision of financial performance analysis and advice for managers
• Work closely with the broader Finance team to develop and deliver a suite of appropriate financial management reports to provide relevant and timely information to assist in decision making, incorporating monthly management reporting
• Work closely with the broader Finance team to develop clear and well documented processes to ensure organisational funding, reporting and finance practices are in line with accounting standards, external audit requirements, and internal standards
• Provide high level business partnering support to the Finance Manager and Executive Director Corporate Services
• Assist in the provision of information for preparation of statutory accounts and other external reporting purposes
• Review and continuously improve internal business processes
• Undertake special projects and adhoc analysis on business matters as requested
• Any other relevant duties

Your skills and experience

    • At least two years' experience in management accounting
    • Experience in a not-for-profit organisation managing multiple funding contracts is highly regarded
    • Accounting or Finance degree or similar
    • Systems scoping, design and implementation experience

    • Fully qualified CPA, CIMA or equivalent
    • Sound understanding and experience of business data structures, data integrity, and analysis principles
    • Experience developing or enhancing business processes and mapping diverse datasets
    • A flair for designing process improvements, particularly using automation
    • Previous experience working in program finance/ reporting/ contract performance management

    How to Apply

    If this role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then please apply by providing your CV, and a cover letter entailing how you suit the role to [email protected] by the application closing date, on January 26th, 2022. 

    Mandatory Requirements

    Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

    You must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at BDAC. 

    For more information about this position please see the Position Description available at bdac.com.au or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected] 

    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.