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Admin and Finance officer - Bunbury


Our team is seeking a highly experienced and awesome Administration & Finance Manager to join our team in Margaret River. Common Ground Trails is reshaping the world utilising trails to create outdoor enthusiasts. We love trails, riding bikes, and the outdoors! We work across planning, design & construction of trails and cycling facilities in both urban and natural spaces. Working primarily with State and Local Governments Australia wide, we are renowned for our high quality and high energy project execution.

Our passionate team dream, design and build incredible trails and cycling facilities, and our business is growing rapidly. Common Ground Trails requires another awesome team member to meet existing and growing demand for our services, and to help us implement and execute best practice financial and management systems and processes. Our team is diverse, we’re inclusive and we’re a bit off-beat, in the best kind of way.

As a key leader in the organisation, the Administration & Finance Manager reports to the Director and is required to lead and manage all financial and administration requirements. With one direct report and working intimately with the Director, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager and Bid Manager, you will have an open and friendly personality combined with a strong work ethic and can-do attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • Bookkeeping duties including management of all functions of accounts payable and receivables, monthly reconciliations, payroll, financial reporting, BAS, Superannuation and cashflow management

  • Project assistance including project setup, reporting, procurement and client data management

  • Management of the Organisation’s funding, finance, reporting, budgeting, modelling and forecasting

  • Providing and completing information for the preparation of leads, quotes and tenders

  • IT and software implementation and management

  • Business improvement works including formulation and implementation of plans, policies, procedures and processes.

  • Business management including records management, assets register management and insurance schedules and claims

  • Prepare and present reports to key internal management - summarise and forecast business activity, income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations.

  • Collaborating with the leadership team on a range of operational, finance and administrative requirements including secretariat support

  • Provide consistent, high-level and thoughtful leadership to enable the organisation to grow and excel in activities and functions


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Substantial experience in a similar management level role within a growing organisation

  • Proven experience implementing and managing cloud-based ERP/JMS and CRM highly desirable

  • Experience within construction or professional services industry highly desirable

  • Proven experience and knowledge in finance, bookkeeping and administration

  • Exceptional knowledge and best practice usage of accounting and business software including Microsoft 360, Xero and Adobe Suite as a minimum

  • Strong understanding and/or passion for cycling and trails highly desirable

You will have the following key attributes:

  • Proven experience and tendency to want to create and improve systems and processes

  • Preference for structured work but with willingness and ability to be agile when required

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Very strong leadership, time management and organisational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work to multiple and often competing priorities and deadlines effectively


What we offer you:

  • An opportunity to join a progressive, fast-growing business in a pivotal and influential role

  • A hardworking, fun-loving team culture, where we do a great job because we support one another

  • Clients and projects that will energise you! We push the boundaries to design and construct innovative walk and mountain bike trails, pump tracks, skills parks and play spaces across Australia

  • Flexible working hours by agreement

  • Opportunity to work remotely (part time) for the right candidate

  • Outstanding mentorship from recognised industry leaders

Who we are: Our work is exciting, it’s challenging and it’s fast-paced. Our team is fun-loving and hardworking and we do a great job because we support each other. We’re flexible because we know that wellbeing, health, friends and family are all important. We’re honest and direct, while keeping things chill, which makes for great team culture.

Common Ground is an equal opportunity employer and values the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents of our employees. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.

Common Ground has offices in regional Margaret River WA and Kyneton VIC, and have staff that work remotely across Australia and Canada. We are happy to negotiate flexible working arrangements including remote work, with the right candidate.

Immediate start.

If you are looking to join us on this adventure, love to be outdoors and have the capacity, skills, and enthusiasm we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your resume and a covering letter outlining clearly why you feel you are the most suitable candidate for this role. Please specifically address the key criteria above and quote reference number PD006-OM in your cover letter.

All applicants to please submit your response via this Seek platform. All applications will be held in strict confidentiality.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated abilities.

Applications close 12th February 2021.

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