Dandenong & Districts Aborigines Co-operative Limited

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DDACL Vacancies April 2024


Dandenong & Districts Aborigines Co-operative is advertising for the following position:

Accountant – Financial Accounting & Reporting

Location: Cranbourne, Melbourne VIC

Department: Financial Accounting & Reporting (Accounting)

Hours: Part time

Salary Range: $82,000 – $88,000 pro-rata plus salary packaging

Accountant for Community Wellbeing Non-profit Org (Immediate Start)

Part Time, Ongoing. 3 full days (Mon-Wed) with the flexibility to work 4 days. Located in Cranbourne. 


Maybe work life balance means more to you than winning the race to the top of the corporate career ladder. 

You like the idea of working for a good cause, of doing important work, where you can make a real difference rather than simply growing someone else’s bottom line. 

You’d like a flexible, supportive opportunity in a warm, inclusive multi-cultural environment, that’s friendly to your family or study commitments.

You’d welcome the opportunity to work with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and you’re confident you’ll be able to absorb and blend in with the culture.

You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting or a closely related discipline. You also have at least five year’s recent experience in a professional accounting role for non-profit organisations.

You’ll also be comfortable with the idea of working autonomously; in taking on some serious responsibility for an organisation that will be relying on your diligence and commitment.

You can put your hand on your heart and confidently say: 

  • You’re good at focusing and can take interruptions in your stride.
  • You’re good at processing the numbers and you’ll be happy doing a lot of that.
  • You’re a stickler for detail.
  • You like helping people.
  • You understand the wellbeing of many will depend on your meeting critical deadlines and keeping everything ship-shape and compliant. 


If all that sounds like you, please do apply straight away. We’d love to hear from you!



You will be reporting to our Manager Corporate Services, but broadly we need you to take charge of the financial reporting, tax compliance, payroll and financial acquittals.

As an organisation funded by grants from over 40 bodies, financial acquittal is a key part of this role. If you’re interested in forging a career as a non-profit accounting professional, the experience you’ll gain here in this field will set you up for the future and make your CV really sparkle.

Along with that, as an organisation that runs on a tight budget, we’ll likely call on you to roll up your sleeves and do stuff that’s outside your job description from time to time.  Part of our culture is that everyone helps out where needed.

On offer is a salary in line with market rates, salary packaging that will save you A LOT of tax, a laptop, free onsite parking.

SCHADS Award Level 4 – Negotiable, based on experience.



  • Support the Financial Accountant and Manager Corporate Services
  • Maintain Financial Databases and other applications.
  • Manage Accounts Receivable and payable duties.
  • Handle the BAS, FBT lodgements and other statutory obligations as per delegation.
  • Perform month end, year-end reconciliations, and reporting duties.
  • Prepare financial reports for the CEO, Manager of Corporate Services, and the Board 
  • Handle banking transactions, petty cash, credit card reimbursement.
  • Assist with Annual Financial Audits and other internal audit process.
  • Assist with Financial Acquittal as requested.
  • Finance and other Admin Support Duties as delegated by the Manager Corporate Services.
  • Analysis and preparation of data and reports relating to financial transactions.
  • Coordinate financial authorisations in accordance with Delegation Table/Board Approval for invoices, co-ordinating Purchase order system.
  • Ensure Logic QMS Register updates to meet the compliance obligations.
  • Processing of payroll in accordance with DDACL Policies and Procedures
  • Assist staff with payroll queries and processes including Salary Packaging and Superannuation
  • Review and respond to all enquiries/communications in a timely manner.
  • Identify and escalate discrepancies with financial transactions and policies.
  • Prioritise tasks to ensure financial and acquittal reporting timelines are met.
  • Provide support to other team members and operate in accordance with team objectives


Other Requirements:

  • Excellent general computer and administrative skills. 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload, to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to relate to and work positively with staff and managers.


You must also: 

  • Possess a current unrestricted Driver’s Licence
  • Provide proof of vaccination status. 


You will be required to undergo:

  • A Victorian Working with Children Check
  • A Police background / criminal record check



  • Prior experience of a non-profit organisation
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal and/or government community and health sector environment.
  • High level of experience with Xero, Approval Max and Employment Innovations.



The Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation which is governed by a community elected Board of Directors.  It is committed to the provision of a high-quality range of services which foster and support positive and fulfilling lifestyles for individuals and families within our community.  These services are delivered in a professional and efficient manner and in keeping with our culture, traditions, and heritage.

DDACL is a family friendly, flexible, supportive workplace that supports staff and encourages training and development.  As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as salary packaging and access to additional leave.

This position provides a great opportunity to work with the Aboriginal community in southern metropolitan Melbourne. 


Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as an accountant?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following accounting packages are you experienced with?
  • Do you have experience using Xero?
  • Do you have experience working in the not-for-profit sector?
  • Have you completed a qualification in accounting?


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

If working for an Aboriginal not for profit organisation where you can make a real difference to the community and working with a supportive experienced team who are purpose driven and focused on continuous improvement sounds appealing, apply now!


DDACL is committed to building a culture that values diversity and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities, especially those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.



Please apply by emailing your resume and covering letter to rachel.fenning@ddacl.org.au.



62 Stud Road

Dandenong VIC 3175

Tel: (03) 8902 9700

Email: info@ddacl.org.au


3 Carroll Avenue

Dandenong VIC 3175

Tel: (03) 9794 5933

Email: info@ddacl.org.au


87 Hallam South Rd

Hallam VIC 3976

Tel: (03) 8572 9100

Email: info@ddacl.org.au

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