Volunteer Finance Officer

Application closes 23rd May 2022.

Position Type: Volunteer (4 - 6 hours/week) | Start Date: ASAP

THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop and implement Anika's financial strategy. You'll be involved in evaluating and strengthening Anika Legal’s accounting and internal controls systems. Your responsibilities will include carrying out key financial processes, such as payroll, account reconciliations, and processing of reimbursements.

Be a key player in Anika Legal’s newly established Finance team

  • Assist in developing and implementing Anika Legal’s financial strategy
  • Significantly assist a start-up charity to thrive, increase impact, and optimally deploy our financial resources
  • Join an organisation with a young, dynamic team and a strong focus on mentorship and development
WHY WE EXIST

There is an unmet need for community legal assistance

Each year, over 600,000 Australians cannot access legal assistance but cannot afford it. And even those who are able to access legal assistance can struggle, with legal services commonly delivered in ways that can be difficult for regular people to understand.

There is also an unmet need for practical legal training

Each year, thousands of law students miss out on practical legal training opportunities, even though they are willing to volunteer their time and services. These law students are eager to develop their practical skills before graduation and improve access to justice.

WHAT WE DO

We provide free, online legal assistance & practical legal training opportunities

We are a registered charity and social enterprise that envisions a world where everyone can access justice. And we work towards our vision by providing free legal assistance to the community through an online platform, which is powered by law students seeking practical legal opportunities through paid university programs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Finance officer will:

  • Work with the team to develop our Finance Strategy.
  • Work with the team to develop our operating procedures and build a foundation for success going forward.
  • Carry out key financial processes, such as reporting to management, forecasting, payroll, and account reconciliations etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of cash flow projections to provide visibility to the Board and Leadership Team.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

A team player who is studying or working in a financial or accounting related field, who is looking to use their skills for a worthy cause, being access to justice

Key criteria:

  • Studying or studied a related degree (Finance / Accounting / Commerce etc.); or
  • Work experience in a related field;
  • Previous volunteer experience, desirable but not required.
HOW TO APPLY

Send us your CV and a little bit about yourself

If this sounds like something you would be interested in send through your CV and answer a few questions via this form. Do not submit your application by email - these will not be considered.

If you have further queries about the role, contact Jack, our Head of Finance, via [email protected] To receive notifications about new positions and updates on what's happening at Anika, you can sign up for our mailing list here.