Finance Manager

Perth Festival is seeking an experienced, CPA qualified accountant to join our Corporate Services team and take the lead on some interesting financial processes and projects.

We are an annually curated multi-genre arts festival in Perth, WA that showcases the very best of national and international film, theatre, circus, dance, literature and music. The Lotterywest Film season runs from November to April and the Perth Festival runs across February, but we are busy all year planning and preparing for delivery. Our team expands from a core team of 34 to over 200 at the peak of Festival – creating a unique, fast paced and ever-changing working environment.

The Role

The role of Finance Manager is a full-time, fixed-term parental leave cover that will manage our financial reporting, business partnering and compliance as we prepare for the 2021 Festival. You will have the opportunity to lead us through the Festival, year-end audit, and project manage our systems development as we move to a Cloud based and integrated finance system and introduce new streamlined systems and processes. You will also support our Development team and annual budgeting process for the 2022 Festival.

The below lists some of the key areas this role will be responsible for, but you should check out the position description on our website for the full scope.

  • Financial Reporting, including monthly management accounts, year end and statutory reporting
  • Monthly forecasting and cash flow
  • Reconciliations and acquittals
  • Finance systems administration and project management
  • Compliance

The ideal candidate for this role will be a solutions focussed self-starter who enjoys achieving results and working at pace. They will also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • CPA (or equivalent) qualifications
  • Charity / NFP accounting experience with strong technical knowledge across accounting, tax, payroll, and compliance
  • Excellent project management, communication and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills and software, including advanced Excel skills. MYOB would be a bonus!

How to Apply

Perth Festival is a dynamic environment that engages with some of the most incredible professionals, artists and art in the world. We work hard, we love what we do and we empower our team to work flexibly in a way that suits their lifestyle. If this sounds like the right fit for you, please forward a copy of your CV with a cover letter respond to the selection criteria listed in the position description to

This role is based in Perth, Western Australia and will ideally commence in early October. Applications close midnight on the 13 September with interviews scheduled week commencing 21 September.

We actively strive for diversity in our teams and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. Perth Festival is an inclusive and flexible environment and we welcome your application.

We will work with you to address any access needs you may have. If you require assistance to participate in the application and / or interview process please contact Jessica Blackwell, Head of People and Culture on 6488 8622 or


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